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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 Palma, Portixol and Molinar.
This improvement project, which is in the open tender phase, has an initial budget of three million euros and an expected duration of 11 months from the official start of the works. The deadline for receiving offers is 25 January 2021. Interested parties may submit their applications through the APB Electronic Bidding Portal.
The proposal provides for replacement of the type of lamps used - sodium vapour, halogen, metal halide, etc. - by other more efficient technologies such as LEDs that reduce pollution levels.
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 improving energy efficiency and optimising the design of lighting networks managed directly by the APB, together with the use of more efficient technologies such as lighting fixtures with LED lamps, 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 project establishes the path to be followed for other ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands in terms of energy-efficient public lighting. In fact, work has already begun in Maó and La Savina, while in Alcúdia and Eivissa, a tender will soon be opened.