Amey secures contract to maintain East Renfrewshire’s street lights

20 July 2017
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Leading infrastructure and highways services provider, Amey, has secured a new contract with East Renfrewshire Council to upgrade, maintain and repair street lights for the local authority.

The contract, which will run for the next four years, will be worth over £2 million. Amey will provide maintenance, repair and replacement services for the Council’s 15,000 street lights, 1,000 illuminated signs and traffic bollards, including a 24-hour emergency cover for any incidents on the road network.

Amey has managed the street lighting service in East Renfrewshire since August 2012. The new contract builds on the success of the previous one by continuing work to replace street lights with new LED lanterns, which are more efficient and cost effective for the council. This requires sophisticated civil infrastructure work to upgrade existing cable networks.

James Haluch, Managing Director of Amey’s Highways Business Unit, said: “We are delighted to have secured a new contract with East Renfrewshire Council to deliver their street lighting service. This contract win will enable us to further strengthen our local knowledge, and alongside East Renfrewshire Council continue investing in local infrastructure to benefit local people and communities.”

Andrew Cahill, Director of Environment at East Renfrewshire Council, said: “East Renfrewshire Council is pleased to embark on a new street lighting maintenance contract with Amey for a four-year period. Amey has maintained street lighting in the area for the last five years and in that period we have received an excellent level of service.”

Street lights play an important role in keeping local communities safe and sustainable. Amey uses the latest technology and in-house design capabilities to protect the environment by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, as well as ongoing maintenance costs for customers and to create better communities today and in the future.

Amey currently operates street lighting services on a number of contracts, including for North Lanarkshire Council, Transport Scotland and Highways England, managing a total of over 600,000 street lights across Scotland and England.

The new contract started on 1st July 2017.


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