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Chicago Pneumatic sells 25 LED light towers to Kuwait’s GTE

by James Morgan on May 16, 2017


GTE will supply 25 Chicago Pneumatic LED light towers to Al-Yousifi for use on an oilfield project.
GTE will supply 25 Chicago Pneumatic LED light towers to Al-Yousifi for use on an oilfield project.

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Chicago Pneumatic has sold its first CPLT V15 LED light towers in the Middle East.

General Transportation & Equipment (GTE), the manufacturer’s authorised distributor in Kuwait, has placed an order for 25 CPLT V15 LED units.

GTE procured the light towers on behalf of Kuwait-headquartered contractor, Al-Yousifi Engineering & Construction, which will use the units to provide illumination for a time-sensitive oilfield construction project.

The distributor was originally asked to provide metal halide light towers but, due to the time and cost-sensitive nature of the development, it advised Al-Yousifi to consider the more efficient LED models.

Commenting on the deal, GTE’s equipment sales manager, Ejazul Hassan, said: “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. 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.”

GTE conducted a demonstration of the LED unit for Al-Yousifi, during which the CPLT V15 LED was shown to be capable of covering a 5,000m2 area. This figure compares favourably to the 4,000m2 area typically covered by a conventional metal halide model.

Subsequently, the contractor decided to retain the demonstration unit and order an additional 24 CPLT V15 LED models for use on the oilfield project.

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 [its] wonderful performance during recent months, in which [it has] set trends and increased the awareness of our portfolio in Kuwait.

“We are pleased to have [GTE] as a partner, because [it is] a strong company in the region and closely [shares] our values and objectives,” he added.



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