Holyhead is the UK’s second largest roll-on/roll-off ferry port, and sees more than 400,000 freight lorries crossing the Irish Sea every year. The new temporary truck park enables customs, market surveillance and other checks for the passage to and from Ireland. In designing the lorry park, diesel-powered 9m lighting towers would have traditionally been used; but in line with green government initiatives, a more eco-friendly solution was sought.
MHM Group has developed a portable 5.5m solar streetlight model that offers zero carbon emissions. Designed with lorry parks and walkways in mind, the new model includes dusk-to-dawn sensors and movement detectors for safety and improved surveillance.
In partnership with its hire customer Illumin8, MHM Group initially provided 24 lighting towers, but due to their benefits a further 20 have been delivered on site.
Brad Ireland, group sales director at Port Talbot-based MHM Group, said: “The use of solar battery-powered tower lights can save considerable sums on fuel and repair costs, as well as tons of CO2e compared with standard diesel models. Over the last two years, we have seen a big increase in our clients’ willingness to change to greener products. This is being driven by a greater understanding of climate change and of people wanting to make a contribution to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.”
“Here at MHM Group we specialise in the hire to hire market. We do not work directly with contractors or end customers, so it was great to work on this with Illumin8 to find a great solution for their customers’ needs.”