GAP gives Clugston the green light

GAP is helping Clugston Construction reduce their carbon emissions with the supply of a brand new environmentally friendly VT-Hybrid Tower Light. 

Tower Light’s VT-Hybrid is currently being trialled by GAP on the construction site of a new Energy from Waste Plant being built in Leeds. Clugston Construction won the contract from Veolia Environmental Services for the contract with Joint Venture Partner, CNIM. The facility which is expected to be operational in 2016 will process up to 214,000 tonnes of black bin waste a year, saving around £200 million over 25 years compared to sending waste to landfill.

The VT-Hybrid Tower Light was delivered to Clugston’s construction site in early February and the customer has been very impressed with the fuel savings it has delivered so far. Simon Fields, General Foreman of the site commented;

We have positioned the tower light beside the site entry point and the brilliant white light illumination that it provides is perfect for this area. We have been very pleased with the fuel savings that we have made so far. Another bonus is the fact that the lighting tower can run on the battery for a very long time meaning that it runs silently during the night. We received an excellent induction on how to operate the new Tower Light from GAP’s fitter, it is very easy to use and we’d certainly be interested in using some more on sites in the future.

It has been estimated that the VT-Hybrid will deliver 72% savings in fuel and CO² compared with a standard Tower Light which will help GAP’s customers meet their environmental targets. The product features a hybrid battery/diesel system, with auto charging technology that enables the set to run on 90% battery power and 10% fuel. The battery has 3000 hours life and the generator consumes just 0.25 litres per hour when in use.  Furthermore, the system emits almost no noise pollution, as it remains totally silent for 50% of the time. Fuel usage is so low that the set can run for over 500 hours on one single tank of fuel.

Ian Campbell, Clugston’s Account Manager commented:

GAP is the sole supplier of unmanned and non-mechanical plant, lighting towers, access, small tools and lifting equipment to Clugston. We are delighted that they have chosen to trial this exciting new product from Tower Light on a very exciting Energy from Waste project. It is great to hear that Clugston are already seeing a benefit in fuel savings and reduced noise pollution. 

Pictured from left to right: Mark Atkinson, Health & Safety Manager - Clugston; Ian Campbell, Regional Sales Manager (North East) - GAP Group; Simon Fields, Site Works Manager – Clugston.