Pollite designed and fabricated approach lighting including a complex custom structure for the refurbishment of the Tango runway at Valerio Catullo in Verona-Villafranca.
The Italian airport serves the provinces of Brescia, Mantua, Rovigo, Vicenza, Trento, Bolzano and Verona. Previously a military airport it began taking civil passengers in September 2008. It is State owned and has been managed by the SAVE group, which aims to be an innovative sector leader committed to quality, responsibility and ethics.
This project presented a challenge in that the client required an approach light to be positioned over a road. The structure would need to be in a nearby field behind a fence with the light itself reaching over the road.
The Pollite team have experience of dealing with complex design requirements and can fabricate custom masts in our UK manufacturing facility. To create a bespoke solution the Pollite team reviewed images supplied by the client and looked a Google Earth images of the site. This gave them an overall picture of the site and the existing structures. The Pollite engineers then designed a bespoke mast to position the lighting in the exact position the client wanted over the road.
To ensure this custom mast was structurally sound and met the necessary rules and regulations such as frangibility, calculations and wind loading simulations were carried out. The complex structure was then preassembled in our factory prior to shipping. A custom installation manual was created for the installation team to ensure fast erection of the custom structure at the airfield and to prevent any possible issues which may arise.
The client was extremely happy with the solution that met their requirements. We were able to design, show proof of concept and fabricate the masts within the lead time they required.