Port of Barcelona renovates Spain’s most oriental lighthouse

Maritime History and Museums, Ports & Terminals — By on November 25, 2015 at 9:52 AM
The Cap de Creus lighthouse

The Cap de Creus lighthouse

Almarin, a Spanish manufacturer of Marine Aids to Navigation, carried out the design, supply and installation of three lantern rooms with its respective domes for Port of Barcelona. The first was to renovate the Cap de Creus lightroom together with two other for the lighthouses that mark the entrance to Barcelona’s port. Cap de Creus lighthouse marks an emblematic cape of the same name in Catalonia’s north eastern, in the most oriental area of Spain. In May of 2015, Almarin was awarded the tender for the turnkey supply of these three lantern rooms for Port of Barcelona.

In Barcelona, both structures were installed above new concrete towers designed by Port of Barcelona. The work at Cap de Creus lighthouse involved removing the old lantern room and assembling a new one. Manufactured from 316 stainless steel and with tempered glasses, the new lantern room replaces the previous one installed in 1960. This replacement was necessary due to the advanced state of corrosion of the metalwork that usually cracked the panes of glass allowing for water ingress. With the new design of the lantern room, the vertical structural elements facilitate the panes of glass replacement and maintenance. During the works in October, the lighthouse was working with the backup light, temporally reducing its range.

Barcelona Port entrance

Barcelona Port entrance

With this key project, Almarin reinforces its trajectory as a manufacturer of specialized lighthouses and coastal beaconing structures.

Viewers  can see the video of this project; log and or click herebelow:  https://youtu.be/S4ShTKMTGV4

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