Abu Dhabi streetlights to be replaced with energy efficient LEDs

Published: 8 March 2020 - 1:16 p.m.

Approximately 43,000 streetlights in the UAE’s capital will make the switch to energy-efficient LED lights.

Tatweer for Traffic Assets and Systems Operation and Management was awarded the contract by the Department of Municipalities and Transport – Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

Over the 12-year project they will team up with technology partners including AEC Illiminazione SRL

The use of energy-efficient street lighting is expected to save some 900 million kWh, valued at approximately AED 264 million over the contract period.

The tender is the first street lighting replacement project in the UAE to be delivered using a Public-Private-Partnership model. It is also the first to be assisted by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, ADIO, using the Partnership Projects model.

"This long-term partnership with Tatweer will help us achieve greater project efficiencies, while delivering enhanced infrastructure and services to Abu Dhabi’s residents. It is part of our commitment to delivering world-class infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi," says Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, director general of Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

The project is part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s recent announcement to procure infrastructure projects of approximately AED10 billion through Public-Private-Partnerships spanning multiple sectors, including education, transport and municipal.

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