An oilfield construction project in Kuwait will see 25 LED light towers from Chicago Pneumatic in use, after the American company’s distributor in the country placed an order for the equipment.
According to a statement from Chicago Pneumatic (CP), its distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE) has ordered the CPLT V15 LED light tower model, which will provide illumination for a time-sensitive oilfield construction project being carried out by local contractor Al-Yousifi Engineering & Construction Co.
GTE was originally asked to provide metal halide light towers by the contractor. However, due to the time and cost-sensitive nature of the development, the dealer advised the contractor to consider more modern LED models because of the greater efficiencies they offer, said the statement from CP.
“The CPLT V15 LED is highly efficient, making it ideal for projects requiring a large number of light towers. With this model, users can save on both fuel and maintenance costs,” said Ejazul Hassan, equipment sales manager for GTE. “For instance, the LED’s lifespan is 30,000 hours, compared to 6,000 hours provided by a metal halide bulb. This means the CPLT V15 LED’s bulbs don’t need to be replaced for approximately three years.”
To highlight the benefits of opting for LED, GTE carried out a live demonstration to compare a metal halide light tower and a CLPT V15 LED at its client’s premises. During this exercise, the contractor’s technical team observed the features of both units, from the quality of illumination and compactness of the machines to noise levels as low as 86 dBA, among others, said CP.
The technical team was also impressed with the CPLT V15 LED’s low operational costs and light coverage, CP’s statement said. The LED unit provides savings of around 2,000 litres of fuel per 2,000 hours of operation, it added.
“The LED offered 150 hours of continuous run time compared to 57 hours provided by the metal halide model. Therefore, the tank of the CPLT V15 LED will not need refuelling for approximately 20 days. This helps to increases productivity as it reduces downtimes,” said Hassan.
The LED tower was also shown to be capable of illuminating a 5,000sqm area while the metal halide model could only cover up to 4,000sqm, said CP.
The order represents the first sale of CPLT V15 LED light towers in the Middle East. Amjad Fallatah, regional product manager for Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment in the Middle East, said: “We would like to congratulate GTE for closing this deal and recognise their wonderful performance during recent months, in which they have set trends and increased the awareness of our portfolio in Kuwait. We are pleased to have them as partner because they are a strong company in the region and closely share our values and objectives.”