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ADM to upgrade Abu Dhabi street lighting through PPP contracts

Officials have announced plans to use public-private partnership contracts to replace Abu Dhabi’s street lighting system with light-emitting diodes

The strategy forms part of ADM’s efforts to conserve energy, reduce consumption, and achieve sustainable standards.
The strategy forms part of ADM’s efforts to conserve energy, reduce consumption, and achieve sustainable standards.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has announced plans to replace Abu Dhabi’s existing street lighting system with light-emitting diode (LED) luminaries.

The initiative, which will be conducted through public-private partnership (PPP) contracts, forms part of the municipality’s efforts to conserve energy, reduce consumption, and achieve sustainable development standards.

Special focus will be placed on the replacement of street lights on Abu Dhabi Island, according to ADM. The tender for this project will be floated in 2017.

The municipality stated that it is keen to engage companies, consortia, professional associations, and licensed institutions in the supply, installation, operation, maintenance, and financing of the project.

The initiative, which will also require the design, supply, installation, and financing of a smart central control system, is expected to involve the installation of approximately 43,000 LED luminaries.

Savings resulting from reduced power consumption, in addition to lower operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, will be sufficient to pay private sector partners, according to ADM.

READ: ADM to complete Al Bahya, Al Sadr slipways in Q4 2018

The municipality will hold an induction workshop for lighting companies from 10-11 September, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, in a bid to provide further information about its plans.

With a visual presentation about the project and its advisors, workshop attendees will have chance to raise questions and share their views on the initiative.

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