Carmanah-Adb Lighting System Selected For Venezuela Air Force Upgrade


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Carmanah-Adb Lighting System Selected For Venezuela Air Force Upgrade

By Daniel Baxter

November 5, 2010 - The strategic partnership between airfield lighting pioneers Carmanah Technologies Corporation of Victoria, British Columbia and ADB Airfield Solutions of Columbus, Ohio has yielded a significant purchase order from the Venezuela Air Force for a joint solar and AC-powered airfield lighting system, valued in excess of $300,000 USD, as part of an infrastructure upgrade at an undisclosed base.

The new airfield lighting system includes radio-controlled solar LED ADB-branded SAWL runway edge lights and SATO blue taxiway lights manufactured by Carmanah, combined with an AC-powered ADB approach system.


Cost savings associated with the new system are expected to be significant as the solar portion of the installation requires no trenching or cabling, and there will be minimal ongoing operation or maintenance costs. Venezuela-based Carmanah and ADB partner, Iner Consultores, is working closely with the Air Force to oversee delivery and installation of the system.

"The Carmanah ADB partnership gives Iner Consultores the ability to provide a complete airfield solution that integrates solar and AC-powered components, creating many new opportunities for ADB and Carmanah in this market," said Iner Consultores director, Iliana Fernandez, a longtime Carmanah distributor who has recently begun working with ADB to serve the Venezuela airfield lighting market.

Carmanah CEO Ted Lattimore agreed. "Projects like the Venezuela Air Force airfield upgrade are an excellent example of the kinds of opportunities created by the Carmanah and ADB partnership. A joint solar and AC-powered product portfolio combined with Carmanah and ADB's decades of expertise in developing and delivering airfield lighting systems gives our global distributor channel the complete solution they need to respond to any and all airfield lighting opportunities."

Carmanah Technologies is one of the most trusted names in solar technology. The company has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative.

ADB is a world leading airfield lighting technology company in the FAA and ICAO markets providing advanced, integrated and sustainable solutions for visual guidance. With a world-wide presence for more than 60 years, ADB differentiates itself by offering an innovative portfolio and expertise which sets standards in safety, performance and quality that is supported by unparalleled levels of customer service. ADB is trusted as the preferred partner for airside operations.


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