CASE STUDY:

Cahill Solar Hybrid Light Tower

A work site with equipment set up

Light Tower rentals in Calgary, Red Deer and Surrounding areas

Project Scope & Requirements

The Nutrien Joffre Nitrogen facility is located in Alberta, Canada. The Joffre operations are widespread and cover a lot of land. A lot of machinery is located outside; therefore, lighting the operation requires robust lighting solutions.  The Nutrien team deployed 5 Cahill Solar Hybrid Light Towers to solve the outdoor lighting concerns.

Nutrien takes advantage of the increased hours of sunlight in the summer months to complete the site’s turnaround operations.  The additional summer sunlight further helps charge the solar batteries.  Additionally, the warmer summer temperatures allow the batteries to maintain their charge for longer periods. The annual turnaround involves scheduled maintenance and upgrades to improve site safety and efficiencies. 

Project Goal: Reduced Carbon Footprint

Nutrien is always looking for opportunities to reduce and minimize scope 1 emissions.  Operating in northern Canadian climates presents many hurdles for emission-saving initiatives due to extreme cold weather.  Therefore, Nutrien proudly embraces any opportunity to reduce its carbon footprint.

Direct Environmental Benefits:

Operating Costs Per Day, Per Unit

Cahill vs. Conventional Product Fuel Consumption gal/hr Daily Fuel Cost Daily Refueling Cost Daily Oil Change Cost
Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED
0.24
$2.70
$0.66
$7.38
Conventional LED
0.40
$32.00
$3.11
$22.50
Conventional Metal Halide
0.68
$54.40
$6.22
$22.50

Additional Benefit: Reduced Operating Costs

Nutrien’s implementation of Cahill’s Solar Hybrid Light Towers has presented a significant cost benefit in addition to satisfying its primary goal of reducing the project’s carbon footprint.

Total Project Cost Per Day, Per Unit

Cahill vs. Conventional Product Rental Cost Per Day Daily Operating Cost Total Cost Per Day
Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED
$64.29
$10.74
$75.03
Conventional LED
$32.14
$57.61
$89.75
Conventional Metal Halide
$21.43
$83.12
$104.55
high efficiency diesel light tower used for Alberta construction project

Conclusion

Nutrien has continuous improvement as a core operating philosophy.  Their openness to new technologies allowed them to achieve their goal of finding light towers with a reduced carbon footprint while simultaneously realizing significant cost savings.  If you’d like to learn more about Cahill’s Solar Hybrid Light Towers, call our team today!