Port pair prove they have a good head for heights

Engineering staff at Shoreham Port replace the flood lights 100 ft up
Engineering staff at Shoreham Port replace the flood lights 100 ft up

ENGINEERING staff at Shoreham Port proved they have a head for heights, as they replaced 12 flood lamps.

Located in the lighting tower above the Prince George and Prince Philip locks, a 38-metre high mobile elevated work platform had to lift Richard Smith, deputy engineering manager, and electrical installation apprentice Jed Turner to the top of the 100ft tower.

As part of Shoreham Port’s green initiative, energy saving LED lighting will be installed across the Port. LED lighting is already used in navigation lights, part of the street lighting and in some of the offices.

Jed said of his experience in the lighting tower: “This was my first time working at height but I felt confident working alongside Richard.

“I found the work interesting and challenging and despite the torrential rain I had a good view of the Port.”

Over the coming months, two new masts will be installed with LED lighting, with two more to follow in the new year. The switch from traditional sodium lighting to LED lighting will result in a 40 per cent energy saving for the Port. Gary O’Neill, engineering manager, said: “Switching to LED lighting is a big investment, but one I feel will be really worthwhile. It is great we have this option to help make the Port more sustainable and energy-efficient.”

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