SSE wins lighting maintenance contract in Knowsley

Through its wholly owned subsidiary Tay Valley Lighting (TVL), Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has been awarded a 25-year contract, under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The contract is for the maintenance of more than 24,000 lighting columns, traffic bollards and traffic signs in the borough, as well as the replacement of more than 70 per cent of these during the initial four-year investment period.

TVL was appointed preferred bidder in February 2011.

Under a sub-contract, all work will be carried out by SSE Contracting, which will also install its Mayflower Central Management System technology on all illuminated apparatus.