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Skanska is helping Gloucestershire County Council achieve its carbon reduction target by upgrading ageing street lights to the latest LED technology.
Almost 55,000 street lights are being replaced with energy-efficient LEDs. When compared to more traditional lamps, LED street lights are much more cost and energy efficient, more reliable, and easier to maintain.
In fact, the upgrade is expected to save £17 million in energy costs over 12 years and cut carbon emissions by an estimated 7,000 tonnes each year.
The initial installation will take place over four years, followed by a maintenance period. Together the phases have a combined contract value for Skanska of £32-41 million, dependent on additional work.
Digital control units – known as central management systems – are being installed within every lamp post. Our engineers use these systems to monitor the performance of specific lights, make adjustments to their brightness and detect faults quickly.
Before starting work in each area of Gloucestershire, members of the project team hold a local drop-in session. These events provide residents with the opportunity to discuss the benefits of the upgrade and find out when their street is likely to be converted.
Service: Operations & Maintenance
Market segment: Power, Roads