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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) opens a tender for improving the energy efficiency of public lighting at the port of Alcúdia.
This improvement project, which is in the open tender phase, has an initial budget of 1,081,635 euros and an expected duration of 5 months from the official start of the works. The deadline for receiving offers is 25 March 2021. Interested parties may submit their applications through the APB Electronic Bidding Portal.
The proposal provides for replacement of the type of lamps used - 12% of which are also in poor condition - by other more efficient technologies such as LEDs that reduce light pollution levels. A total of 739 light points with 1,192 lamps have been inventoried in the port’s outdoor facility.
In the port, restricted access areas are combined with spaces open to the public such as pedestrian walkways, double-lane and single-lane roads, bicycle lanes, loading and/or passenger docks, parking lots, etc. that require different levels of lighting to ensure their safe usage. This intervention also seeks to reduce the costs of electricity consumption by 50% through replacing discharge or fluorescent lamps - less efficient than current technological developments - with LEDs, together with the implementation of regulation equipment and the use of remote management systems in switchboards to adapt lighting to environmental conditions.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
This improvement in energy efficiency also aims to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases, in compliance with European guidelines and current trends towards sustainability.
This public lighting energy efficiency project covers other ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands. In fact, work has already begun in Palma, Maó and la Savina, while in Eivissa, a tender will soon be opened.