With the summer months behind us and the hours of daylight fast reducing, one of Scotland’s largest plant hire businesses, Jarvie Plant Group, is gearing up for the winter months.
An investment in the latest tower light technology means the Grangemouth-based firm is ideally placed to provide lighting facilities to construction sites and outdoor events.
The firm says their 40 new VB-9 Eco Tower’s and 5 VT-Hybrid units are a major step forward in mobile lighting technology with efficiency and energy savings highly attractive attributes.
The VB-9, with its 400w halide lamps and telescopic hydraulic mast, saves up to 4 times on fuel costs versus standard lights, even with 340 hours running time on its long run tank.
For projects demanding a quieter and more economical facility the VT-Hybrid has particularly good qualities. Providing 4 x 150w LED floodlights, it runs on the rechargeable battery during the night without noise or carbon emissions, allowing the light to run for up to 700 hours between refuels.
“We are currently involved in some major infrastructure projects across Scotland including the M8 upgrade, where our tower lights are on hire to the various contractors working on site,” explains business development director, David Jarvie.
“It’s the time of year when attention focuses on how companies can maintain productivity and safety on site; often in remote locations. Our tower lights are ideal products for this. We are lighting the way throughout the winter months on various civils projects across Scotland with over 80 sets of VB-9 Eco Towers on hire to contractors.”
Power generators will also be in their usual high demand with Jarvie Plant capable of supplying an extensive fleet, from 6Kva units through to large super-silenced 275Kva generators.
“Our range of generators are suitable for powering tools, accommodation, tower cranes or they can be used as a back up facility,” continues Mr Jarvie.
“We met the demands of the student housing developer Watkin Jones supplying 275kva generators at the 504 bedroom site in Glasgow and 450 bedroom site at Heriot-Watt University. The bespoke units provided full power for both sites, including the running of tower cranes, over a 16 month period.”
But it’s not just on large construction sites where Jarvie’s generators prove to be effective. Four 220kva and 275kva generators were supplied to Heart of Midlothian Football Club as back-up power supplies for the stadium floodlights for their European fixtures in line with UEFA requirements. Meanwhile, two silenced 220kva generators were used to run the waste management process for Augean PLC over a 4-year period.
Sites where noise pollution is a key concern are able to take advantage of Jarvie Plant’s Power Store options, where the generator is contained inside a secure, insulated unit which also prevents any potential fuel spillage on site.
“These are particularly useful on projects such as the recent redevelopment of the parking area within a busy sports complex in the Forth Valley area. This major project saw the 35kva Power Store provide power for the site accommodation compound.” explained Mr Jarvie.
Find out more about mobile lighting hire from Jarvie Plant.