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Derby's Street Lighting PFI Contract

In August 2007, a milestone in Derby's street lighting history was reached - after a great deal of discussion and debate, the whole of the City's street lighting was taken over as a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contract, with Balfour Beatty Power Networks being the chosen contractor. The company, in partnership with the City Council, will carry out all new works and maintenance as part of a multi-million pound contract to improve lighting on City streets, lasting until 2032. During the first five years of the contract, 75% of existing lighting units will be replaced with the installation of nearly 25,000 new units.

The project is known as:

For more information on the PFI programme, visit the Lighting Derby website - .

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