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Energy transformation for Britain’s busiest port

ABP Immingham

Energy transformation for Britain’s busiest port

Contract name
Associated British Ports
Property type
International port
Occupancy number
1 000

Description of the solution

Associated British Ports (ABP) chose Salisbury Group as its provider of choice for an energy transformation project in 2017. ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator and plays an integral role in British infrastructure and logistics.

Salisbury Group was commissioned to undertake a major LED lighting project at ABP’s Port of Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage. Immingham handles around 62 million tonnes per year, handles 10% of UK fuel and includes the world’s largest dedicated biomass handling facility. The port berths vessels of up to 130,000 tonnes, receives around 100 rail freight trains each week and sees over 4,000 vehicle movements per day.

We were contracted to design, supply, install and commission a transformative LED lighting solution across the port. We began by replacing around 4,000 luminaires across with new LED lighting that reduced light pollution and costs, saving around 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The saving is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 180 UK households.

The ongoing project will improve and standardise port lighting quality across areas including streets, warehouses, office facilities, external floodlighting and conveyor belt lighting. It is supporting our client to achieve high levels of health and safety, reduce maintenance costs and minimise resource requirements.


“We are delighted to be working with a company that can help us to reduce our carbon emissions, while maintaining our competitive edge as Britain’s leading port operator.” - Simon Bird, Director at Humber, Associated British Ports

Benefits to the client

  • Integrated transformation through a single project plan

  • Carbon reduction of 1,500 tonnes per year

  • Future proof ABP against energy taxes and rising energy costs

  • Increasing value to the bottom line

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