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Raising & Lowering Floodlighting Poles - Jackson Airport, Papua New Guinea

03/07/13

SPUNLITE Poles was chosen to design, manufacture, supply and assemble the new Raising and Lowering apron floodlighting for Jackson International Airport in Papua New Guinea recently. This was a project that had very specific design requirements due to local geology, climate and weather conditions which made SPUNLITE the logical choice for such a major project.

With the design and manufacture completed at our factory in Christchurch, the task then turned to the logistics of export. Once the poles had arrived on site, two of our crew from Christchurch were dispatched to Papua New Guinea and with the assistance of a few of the local construction crew set about assembling the poles in what can only be described as very hot conditions on a freshly laid asphalt tarmac. Once assembly was complete, the Raising and Lowering mechanism was assembled and fitted. From there the poles were lifted into position on purpose-designed foundations, tested and officially commissioned.

Our two production crew involved in the assembly found the going pretty tough due to the tropical heat - especially after leaving the recent sub-zero Christchurch temperatures however the assembly was faultless and the local crew who assisted with the assembly were outstanding and very welcoming. One of the hi-lights for our team was watching a massive Antonov cargo plane taxi past so close, they could almost touch it - not something you get to see every day !

To all the crew who continue to work on this project in Papua New Guinea, thanks for choosing SPUNLITE.

If you have a specialised floodlighting project coming up, contact us now to assist in the design process. We'll make it easy for you.

     

                                                                                              


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