The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has reported the start of work on the installation of a new beacon at Punta de s’Esperó in the port of Mahón last February, which, as planned, will last for three months.
As the Diario Menorca published on March 9, “in particular, the light source and the photovoltaic panel have been dismantled, later going to demolish the old beacon built in reinforced concrete, which had fissures and cracks in the support structure due to to the corrosion of the reinforcement, favored by the proximity to the sea and will be replaced by another modular fiberglass and polyester ”.
The news continues by saying that “the height of the daytime mark of the new beacon will be five meters and the focal height approximately 6.2 meters. The tower will have a diameter of 1.25 meters and will be equipped with aerators to prevent the accumulation of gases and humidity. From the APB they have explained that the intervention has a cost of 49,500 euros ”.
More information in the digital publication of Diario Menorca (https://www.menorca.info): https://www.menorca.info/menorca/local/2021/03/09/710687/comienzan-reposicion-baliza-punta-espero-puerto-mao.html?fbclid=IwAR319EhhYPHPvURJswBqJcJJMzK3YMaUMJQ2oWKKO17E42UUjQ