Sealite’s BargeSafe™ Solar has been selected by ASMAR (Astillerros y Maestranzas de la Armada) as the preferred navigation lighting system for use on the bulk transportation barges they are building under contract with ANCAP.
The barges used by ANCAP do not have any power or device for producing electricity which makes Sealite’s BargeSafe™ Solar the ideal solution for lighting the barges to enable safe passage through the Uruguay River.
The barges will be used for the bulk transportation of raw materials such as oil, gasoline, cellulose pulp and grains along the Uruguay River enabling trade with neighbouring countries; Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.
ANCAP (Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcoholes y Portland) is a state-owned company in Uruguay. It is involved in the production of petroleum products, Portland cement and alcoholic beverages. It operates Uruguay’s single oil refinery at La Teja with a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day.
The Sealite BargeSafe™ Solar range of LED barge lights are certified to UL and are COLREG-72 compliant with >3nm visible range. The light is completely self-contained with solar modules and battery.
To combat the extreme marine conditions of salt-spray, icing and shock Sealite’s BargeSafe™ Solar has been constructed with a heavy-duty, powder-coated, aluminium chassis with rubber extruded corners to guarantee an extremely long service life.
The BargeSafe™ Solar features 4 x 3watt multi-crystalline solar modules (12watts in total) which are mounted into the aluminium chassis to maximise solar collection. The solar array charges an internally replaceable battery which provides a continuous, reliable, independent power supply and boasts over 24 nights autonomy.
As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15 ™S) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order with Dana shortly keep up the good work.
-Capt Andy Suddes
We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.
-Aliasgar E Patrawala
I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.