Amey, the UK subsidiary of Ferrovial Services, has upgraded the lighting system in HM Prison Risley via the installation of cutting-edge LED technology. The project was implemented over a period of three months and is part of an ambitious renewal plan by the Ministry of Justice designed to reduce emissions in its facilities by 38%.
During implementation of the project, which was designed to keep interruptions in prison operation to a minimum, some 5500 conventional bulbs were replaced with LED technology. Given the specific nature of the project, the Amey team were obliged to comply with a series of technical specifications laid down by the ministry, which included anti-vandalism and anti-breakage protection measures.
As a result of the renovation, HM Prison Risley is expected to save some €180,000 in energy costs each year and reduce CO2 emissions by some 538 tons.
Amey, leaders in LED technology
This project can be added to the list of public lighting substitution and maintenance contracts that Amey has recently been awarded throughout the UK. The British affiliate of Ferrovial Services is currently under contract to renovate the public lighting system in Edinburgh via a contract that will entail the substitution of 54,000 street lights over a period of three years and result in savings for the local council of some 55 million euros over the next two decades. Amey is also under contract for the maintenance of more than 13,000 street lights, 1000 luminous traffic signals and 600 auxiliary electrical elements distributed throughout the streets of Inverclyde, Scotland.
In November of 2017 the company was awarded the contract for the installation of 56,000 LED street lights in the city of Manchester over the next three years. Amey is the first British company to implement LED infrastructures on a large scale, with more than 200,000 LED technology lights already in operation throughout the UK.