Tideland installs wide range of AtoN as Bangladeshi port
Tideland Signal Ltd. has installed a wide range of aids to navigation (AtoN) for the Port of Mongla, the main sea port of south-western Bangladesh.
The UK-based company has supplied two TRB-400 rotating beacons, complete with solar power packs for the existing lighthouses, as well as six SolaMAX self-contained LED lanterns for newly constructed 10-metre GRP navigation towers.
In addition, the contract included two MLED-155s with MaxiHALO LED flashers and sixty MLED-120SC self-contained lanterns for installation on buoys marking the channel into Mongla.
Installation and commissioning was conducted under the supervision of Tideland engineers both in the UK and on site in Bangladesh.
The Port of Mongla is currently undergoing a development project that focuses on improving infrastructure links to the main industrial areas around Dhaka, 170 kilometres away in order to increase traffic through Mongla and reduce congestion at Chittagong. It includes procurement of a cutter dredger and pilot/despatch boat as well as a comprehensive upgrading of the aids to navigation, with 62 new buoys, two new beacons and six light towers. Dredging will provide access for vessels with a draft of more than 9 metres.