Smart, new lighting solution for Romania’s largest industrial building

In cooperation with Mercury Lighting, TRILUX has provided the lighting for the BUW 17 project. Within three months, it has installed more than 12km of its sustainable and smart C-Line continuous LED solution.

BUW 17 is an impressive complex known as the largest industrial building in Romania, with approximately 139,000 sqm of gross leasable area (GLA). BUW 17 is part of the flagship project CTPark Bucharest West (Romania), which comprises many large-scale buildings.

CTP is a leading premium industrial park owner, developer and manager in Romania and Continental Europe. Valentin Rosu, Construction Director, CTP Romania, explains: “At CTP, we don’t just build buildings. We build the sustainable business ecosystems of the future. Our industrial and logistics parks are high-tech, full-service, award-winning, and move-in ready.”

Over the years, CTP has won several awards for its overall concept and individual projects, including the ‘Best Warehouse Developer’ at the 2021 CIJ Awards Romania. BUW 17 is one of CTP’s latest projects. This logistic warehouse consists of an impressive building and a large outdoor area comprising a concrete platform, heavy traffic area, parking, light traffic road, docking area, and bicycle track.

BUW 17 has been developed for the joint venture between IB Cargo and Maersk. They service Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and Turkey and are handling their entire logistical process from CTPark Bucharest West. In cooperation with Mercury Lighting, TRILUX has provided the BUW 17 building and its surrounding areas with smart indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, which are developed to withstand the rough conditions in industry and logistics.

C-Line continuous LED and intelligent light management

Providing an industry and logistics building with a smart lighting solution requires a thoughtful approach. The lighting needs to be robust, and maintenance and energy costs should be as low as possible. For a building of this magnitude, the dimension of the luminaires is also important. Sorin Ionita, Sales Manager Romania, Greece & Cyprus at TRILUX, explains, “We have chosen the C-Line LED for the BUW 17 project because this luminaire perfectly meets all the client´s technical requirements. The C-Line LED has a very effective ‘XT’, elliptical-narrow optic, and the modules are 1720 mm long.

“As a result, fewer luminaires are installed, as smaller quantities are required. This results in lower procurement costs for our client. The biggest challenges during this project were the delivery terms, as we were on a tight schedule. But we could realise the entire installation, including integrated DALI (digital addressable lighting interface), which can be used for intelligent lighting management, on time. We installed more than 12km of C-Line LED within only three months. We are very proud of this achievement.”

High quality and sustainable lighting solutions

“The main reason for choosing TRILUX’s lighting solutions is the recognised high quality of their products and services, as well as the fair price”, says Valentin Rosu, Construction Director CTP Romania. He continues: “TRILUX has been a trusted partner for many years, which gave us the confidence to involve them in this demanding project. The main challenge in delivering BUW 17 was the tight deadline, with a 25% shorter delivery time compared to the average project of such magnitude. However, we completed everything within the set timeframe and budget, and we, as well as our client, are very satisfied with the result.”

Teamwork and customer satisfaction

TRILUX and CTP Romania both deeply value teamwork and customer satisfaction. Focusing on these two factors throughout the entire process was key to success.

“The greatest achievement in developing BUW 17 was the fact that we have been able to satisfy our client. We always strive for a high level of customer satisfaction, and thankfully, everything went according to plan. Our client received its space in time according to all the set requirements. The BUW 17 project was a great team effort, and the unconditional support from our partners, including TRILUX, made everything possible. They say, ‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. Therefore, I would like to thank the TRILUX team for their high level of commitment and professionalism”, concludes Valentin Rosu, Construction Director CTP Romania.

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