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Construction news in brief


Welsh glass firm hired
Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has been awarded a contract by Kier Construction to complete works for discount retailer Trago Mills. The project is based in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. This will be Trago Mills’ first store in Wales, which is planned to open by Easter 2018.

AB Glass has been enlisted by Kier to undertake the installation of AA100 curtain wall screens, AA540 windows and doors, as well as AA720 and AA190 doors at the site, located at Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil.

Lighting solution
German company Barthelme LED Solutions has developed a fully encapsulated plastic linear LED luminaire. As a result, the Nuremberg company offers a genuine alternative to conventional linear luminaires with metal housing.

The leading edge LED technology in the AQUALUC S:OLID is protected by a closely meshed polyurethaneceramic encapsulation which shields it from its surroundings. The luminaire has a rating of IP 68 and can be operated permanently underwater. Ceramic content in the polyurethane ensures efficient heat dissipation and a long lifetime of more than 60,000 hours. In addition, the linear luminaire has an impact test rating of IK 10 and is therefore highly robust. AQUALUC S:OLID is a genuine all-rounder thanks to its excellent technical characteristics and is ideally suited for a wide range of applications.

Rotterdam energy project
OMNETRIC Group and Siemens announce they have formed a partnership with The City of Rotterdam, Stedin and Lyv Smart Living, which will see them implement a distributed energy management system across the city starting in the Merwe-Vierhavens area. The solution will enable the city to more flexibly manage energy demand and generation across the district, helping it achieve its aim of being a completely energy neutral city by 2050. The implementation, which began in June 2017, is thought to be the largest project of its kind in Europe.