First publishedin World Highways
Civil and electrical engineering firm McCann said it has added to its portfolio of LED lighting replacement projects with a contract in North Lincolnshire, England.
McCann started the two-year contract in October 2017 but finished it around 10 months early, the company said.
Installation centred on the town of Scunthorpe and the surrounding area to replace and upgrade 19,000 lanterns that include energy-saving LED technology. McCann said that the installation of these lanterns will produce a significant annual cost-saving for the local authority and due to the early completion, savings will be greater and sooner than originally anticipated.
Work included the upgrade of earthing and isolation points to bring them in line with current regulations. There were also TR22 inspections of concrete columns to assist with risk management and to prioritise any replacement programmes.
“At a time when other authorities are switching off street lights, we're making the move to white-light LEDs because of their reduced energy consumption, saving us thousands of pounds a year and reducing our carbon footprint,” said Mike Simpson, group manager for transport asset management at North Lincolnshire Council. “We’re really pleased with the quick turnaround on this project by the McCann team, and we’re hoping to bring the next phase forward and replace an additional 4,000 lanterns across the area.”
The project comes after one of McCann’s installation and ongoing maintenance of lanterns contracts across North East Lincolnshire," noted Geoff Standley, McCann’s contracts manager.