One half of the Birmingham-based consortium bidding for the £2 billion Birmingham City Council Highways PFI contract has secured a multimillion street lighting deal with Ealing Council.
EDF Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the UK and one of the partners in the Atkins EDF Energy Consortium based in Birmingham city centre, will be renewing and upgrading street lighting across Ealing as well as taking responsibility for managing, designing, installing and maintaining the borough's entire lighting stock.
The 25-year contract will include a major capital investment programme for the replacement and renewal of more than 20,000 items of equipment, with a capital replacement value of more than £20 million, in the first five years of the contract.
Miriam Maes, chief operating officer of EDF Energy's development branch, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for EDF Energy to build on our position as one of the leading utilities and major players in the UK PPP and PFI market."
The Consortium is one of four bidders shortlisted for the 25 year PFI contract to maintain all the roads and street lighting in Birmingham, and is supported by Tarmac, R&C Williams, Fitzgerald Contractors and JA Bates.