Eleven companies have submitted bids to supply the Nicosia Municipality with LED lighting that involves replacing over 7,000 bulbs across the capital, it emerged on Tuesday.
The expected savings are estimated to be around 60 per cent in energy per year, and an annual cut in electricity costs of 50 per cent, the municipality said.
The €2.3m contract includes ten years of maintenance.
The project is one of the biggest energy-saving plans being implemented by the municipality with a total of 7,295 replacement lamps.
Led lamps have a greater lifespan and electrical efficiency than incandescent lamps. They are also more efficient than fluorescent lamps.
Part of the project will also involve mapping the capital’s lighting fixtures and subsequently connecting them to a geographic information system, designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage and present spatial or geographic data.
The results of the competition will be announced in October. The contracts are expected to be signed in November. The replacement and trial run is expected to be carried out within eight months of the signing.