Design of the project involved a site meeting with Donegal County Council by the Designer and Contracts Manager to make sure all possible value engineering opportunities were identified at the commencement of the design stage.
Upon award of the contract, the contract delivery team structure was communicated to the Local authority to ensure the teams involved had the required qualifications and a minimum of ten years’ experience in public lighting. Stakeholder meetings were held with Donegal County Council, the ESB, the civil and electrical teams and local representatives to outline Safe Systems of Work (SSOW).
A large number of upgrades were carried out on ESB Network poles which required continued communication and co-ordination with the ESB to achieve completion of this project. A number of the projects were on a main traffic route and required co-operation with Donegal County Council and Garda to implement a suitable traffic management solution for the safe execution of the works. The overall project has so far provided energy savings of almost 40% whilst also improving the overall lighting levels in the areas concerned.
The project is on track to achieve the target of retrofitting 200 LEDs per month, achieving a total installed of 7,200 by December 2022.