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SSE wins 25-year Knowsley maintenance contract

Scottish and Southern Energy has been awarded a 25-year PFI contract to maintain and replace lighting and traffic facilities.

Tay Valley Lighting, an SSE subsidiary, has been awarded the contract to maintain more than 24,000 lighting columns, traffic bollard and signs by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The contract will also include replacing more than 70 per cent of the columns, bollards and signs during an initial four-year investment programme due to commence in August.

SSE chief operating officer Colin Hood said: “SSE is well established as the UK’s leading street lighting contractor, and this latest contract will build on that.

“The Knowsley Street Lighting PFI will create safer and improved lighting for the people of Knowsley, and we will work hard to make sure a high standard of service and delivery.”

Under a sub-contract, all work will be carried out by SSE Contracting, which will also install its ‘Mayflower’ central management system technology on all illuminated apparatus.

This technology enables variable light control, fault detection and energy consumption measurement to be undertaken from a central location, allowing the local authority to manage lighting levels and therefore energy consumption, throughout the contract.

SSE has now established long-term street lighting replacement and maintenance PFI contracts with 12 local authorities.

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