THE SEA TERMINALS PROJECT DESIGNS A DYNAMIC REAL-TIME LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR PORT TERMINALS

​In the European SEA TERMINALS project, spearheaded by the Valenciaport Foundation and with the participation of the Port Authority of Valencia, Noatum and Ingeniería de Aplicaciones Energéticas SLU (EDAE), the latter developed a Dynamic Lighting System that allows container port terminals to better manage and reduce energy consumption of lighting in an intelligent and efficient way.

The system, which will be tested at the Noatum Container Terminal Valencia from September to November, will mean savings of up to 8 times the current energy consumption at the terminal for the estimated period.

The Dynamic Lighting System, includes LED luminaires and asoftware that manages the lighting needs and can reduce the lighting levels by a third as long as there are no operational activities going on in the areas overseen by the lighting towers. In addition, the system automatically adapts the lighting conditions during the hours of daybreak and dusk so that there are no abrupt changes to the lighting levels at the container port terminal.

The objectives of this prototype are, on the one hand, to improve the management and reduce energy consumption for lighting at the terminal, (with a subsequent fall in associated greenhouse gas emissions). Furthermore, the system is expected to operate remotely and in real time, adapting the lighting needs using a user-friendly interface that facilitates decision making by terminal staff.