This ambitious development was designed to help solve many of St Petersburg’s traffic and ecological
problems. The eastern half has eliminated all cargo transport from the city centre, significantly improving the environment for the city residents and businesses.
St Petersburg Ring Road, Russia
Abacus has supplied and installed the largest number of high-mast lighting structures for the ring road since the project began.
The system, which has masts of up to 46m in some sections, incorporates lowering head frames that allow maintenance to be carried out at ground level in the central carriageway. The masts, which have special design modifications to withstand harsh climactic conditions (temperatures can dip as low as -30°C), will serve the ring road for a minimum of 25 years.
The Bolshoi Obukhovsky suspension bridge, which has been part of the road’s construction, meant working to devise a solution that not only brings the bridge to life at night, but once again, survives the Russian climate.
And our involvement in the city’s transport system doesn’t end there. St Petersburg is also home to the largest port in North-West Russia, handling over a quarter of the country’s cargo per year. The port chose our 30m lowering headframe mast system with triple pulleys to light its 307,211 square metres of sheltered warehousing.
The key advantage of the lowering headframe system is that it can operate in confined areas. The headframe can be lowered to the ground using an electrically-powered winch system.