Chicago Pneumatic secures 100 light tower order in Kuwait
General Transportation & Equipment Company, Kuwait distributor for Chicago Pneumatic, orders 100 CPLT V15 metal halide light towers for a remote oil and gas construction project in the country
Chicago Pneumatic has secured an order for 100 CPLT V15 metal halide light towers in Kuwait, placed by its distributor for the country, General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE), for delivery to an oil and gas construction project in the remote Kuwaiti desert.
GTE received the order after taking part in a tender process in which three other suppliers were involved, as Ejazul Hassan, equipment sales manager for GTE, explained: “We put forward the CPLT V15 because it is an ideal choice for projects requiring a large fleet of light towers.
“During the live demonstration our client quickly realised the metal halide option would provide them with a combination of durability, easy maintenance and outstanding value for money.”
This order is the largest Chicago Pneumatic has received to date for its CPLT V15 light towers, which have a tough polyethylene ‘hard hat’ canopy to protect their internal components, in the Middle East.
The manoeuvrability of the light towers also impressed the client, as, Hassan commented: “Its compact and lightweight design makes it really easy to move around. It’s also very safe to transport between different job sites, as the light tower can be moved with the mast in a vertical position.”
The CPLT V15 is powered by a Kubota EPA Tier 4 engine and equipped with a 28-gallon fuel tank, allowing the light towers to operate for many days without the need to refuel – helping to maximise productivity and illumination time.
The model also comes equipped with four heavy-duty stabilisers and a level indicator for site setup and also features wide wing doors to allow easy maintenance access to the machine’s components and drains. The frame also prevents excess fluid from escaping.
For the 100 unit order by GTE, Chicago Pneumatic has also incorporated an Earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB), as well as a fire extinguisher, to meet the client’s specific needs.