A success all along the line

Jetty lighting in Heiligenhafen

Hansen developed a lighting solution for the company CTS - experts in GRP applications from Geesthacht - to illuminate the handrails of a 150-metre-long jetty in Heiligenhafen.

The project:
On behalf of the Heiligenhafen transport company, the go-ahead was given in November 2020 for the construction of a new jetty for micro-fishermen, at the end of which a large viewing platform invites visitors to enjoy the view of the Fehmarnsund Bridge.

While the construction work including the pile foundation was carried out by Ostseedienst GmbH, the manufacture and delivery of the components was the responsibility of CTS. The advantages of GRP, glass-fibre reinforced plastic, as a material were obvious. On the one hand, GRP is corrosion-resistant, and on the other, it does not fall victim to the drilling shell as many wooden constructions do - two decisive criteria that make CTS a sought-after partner in the maritime sector.

The task:
While jetties are usually lined with steel light poles, the engineering office responsible was also looking for an alternative here that would be better able to cope with maritime requirements in terms of corrosion.

This gave rise to the idea at CTS to illuminate the handrails in order to create an integration of the lighting that is as safe as it is aesthetic.

The implementation:
Through a childhood friend who works in development at Hansen, the company has always been a household name for lighting technology for Jan-Christian Rohde, main contact for Sales North at CTS. After an initial meeting, during which the chemistry between the two family-owned companies was right from the start, the solution in the form of modular, seawater-resistant LED inserts was created in a development period of only three months - a product innovation with great application potential.

"Hansen's flexibility, know-how and speed really impressed us! In addition, someone was always available for us. After this project, it is clear to us that we are definitely aiming for a long-term cooperation!", Jan-Christian Rohde sums up.

The inserts are made of extremely robust KömaCel, into which the continuous rooflights are embedded. One module fits between each of the railing's spacings and can be replaced individually if necessary, as all electrical connections are contained in the posts.

Thanks to the power-saving LEDs, it is possible to supply the entire walkway with just one power feed. Another plus point: the lighting switches on automatically at dusk.


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