New Portable Solar Lights show the way

Construction for Phase 1 of Watercare’s Northern Interceptor project, which will redirect wastewater from the north-west to Watercare’s Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant, began in January 2019 and has been combined with watermain improvement works across the upper WaitematÄ Harbour.

Aum Sukasem, Graduate Traffic Engineer for main contractor Higgins Contractors Ltd is responsible for traffic management and has chosen several products from the CSP® hire range including the HV2 BARRIER and 100W Portable Solar Lights to help him ensure the safety of the public and the Higgins staff throughout construction.


“I am using the HV2 temporary barrier for the Squadron Drive on ramp and we have chosen their new 100W Portable Solar Lights to illuminate a dark pedestrian path during construction,” says Aum. “The temporary shared user path was quite dark and there was not enough light from the Squadron Drive on-ramp to light it up as some of the lighting poles had been disconnected, making it really dark and dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles at night. So we installed the 100W Solar Powered Lights at the end of the path to improve visibility.”

Aum says the 100W Portable Solar Lights are easy to install requiring only two people once the bases had been lifted onsite by the hiab. “It is quite windy around Squadron Drive and having these poles with a double concrete base, which weights 1650kgs, means they can handle the windy environment without falling over or moving around.”

The tower comes with a solar cell and an automatic on/off light which automatically turns on the light at dusk and off at dawn.

“These portable solar lights produce significant light making it safe for everyone at night.”

For more information of the new 100W Solar Powered Light, click here.

Contractor:Higgins Contractors Ltd
Location:Upper Waitematā Harbour
Project:Northern Interceptor
DateJune 2020

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