As planned, the works for the remodelling of Palma's promenade began this Friday, 18 November, one month after the signing of the contract with the joint venture between the Mallorcan companies Mel
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will improve the lighting installations in the port of Alcúdia in order to reduce energy consumption and its associated cost by half the current consumption. The actions resulting from the analysis of the lighting in the different premises and areas will entail fundamental changes in the equipment and operation of the entire system, aimed at providing all areas of the port with uniform lighting values.
The main action, which began this November, consists of the creation of new lighting points and the replacement of most of the lighting of the 739 current points with more efficient LEDs, resulting in an energy saving of 50%.
In addition, the management of the lighting point control panels will be renewed and unified, and a remote management and point-to-point control system will be set up for the entire lighting installation in the port area.
Work is currently continuing with the construction of new electrical conduits in the areas where new lighting will be installed and the replacement of the necessary supports to standardise their typology, with heights ranging from 3 to 20 metres.
Savings of 50%
The current energy consumption of the port is estimated at 838,016 kWh/year. With the changes proposed, the new project will reduce this by more than half.
The company awarded the contract is ELECNOR, SERVICIOS Y PROYECTOS, S.A., with a budget of €809,043.34, and a completion period of 5 months. This investment is expected to create 20 direct jobs.
Different areas coexist in the port, such as those with exclusive access for port activity and public spaces, areas used by light and heavy vehicles or pedestrians, and goods transport sectors. In all of them, the Regulation on Energy Efficiency in Exterior Lighting Installations and the Guide to Energy Management in Ports will be complied with.