Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues E&S), a global leader in street lighting and energy services, has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Street Lighting for Suffolk County Council (SCC).
SCC and Bouygues E&S have joined forces to create a flagship partnership with the aim of reducing energy, minimising light pollution and bringing down ongoing maintenance costs for the Authority and providing the best value to residents. By replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns with LED lanterns, SCC expects to reduce its annual electricity costs on these assets by around 76 percent, saving more than 1.7 million pounds a year.
The upgrade of the lighting system will include a further rollout of SCC’s central management system which will allow lights to be switched on or off and dim individual or groups of lights. This smart technology will increase the control the Authority has over its power consumption which will further reduce costs. The system will also automatically flag any lights that are not working which reduces the need for night-time inspections.
The Street Lighting LED Upgrade contract commenced in May 2021 and the scope of works includes; surveying, design to the latest British and European Standards, supply and installation of new LED Street Lighting with wireless control system, removal of existing luminaires, updating the inventory and verification works.
All roles will be advertised locally to Suffolk and Social Value activities undertaken throughout the period of the contract including volunteering days and presentations to local school children.
Bouygues Energies & Services Sales Director, Matt Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted to be working with Suffolk County Council and are proud to be awarded the LED street lighting upgrade. This is a wonderful project that will bring significant benefits to Suffolk by reducing energy consumption, improve the quality of street lighting across the County and support the Authority’s environmental plans in response to the climate emergency.”
Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Ipswich, Operational Highways and Flooding, Cllr Paul West said:“I am dedicated to working on our mission to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030. This project is an extremely positive step, with thousands of streetlights being replaced with new, greener streetlights, whilst providing many other benefits. I look forward to seeing the project progress and reviewing the energy saving results of these upgrades. I would like to offer my thanks to all the teams involved, particularly Bouygues Energies and Services.”
Alongside this, Bouygues E&S recently completed one of the largest LED conversion projects of this type in Europe for Kent County Council.