Infratek lights up Oslo
Infratek signed the contract with the City of Oslo’s Agency for Urban Environment yesterday. The agreement runs over four years, with an option for another two years.
“Briefly, the contract involves the operation and maintenance of all municipal street lighting for the City of Oslo, but also a number of other smaller projects. It will include general repairs, fixing lighting masts after automobile accidents and troubleshooting lamps that don’t light up for one reason or another. We will also be responsible for various management tasks, coordinating resources and correcting any faults in the street lighting control system, which consists of approximately 762 street lights, where approximately 100 of them are shared with the Norwegian Public Road Administration,” says Jarle Pettersen.
Oslo’s street lighting system consists of over 67,000 lighting points. In addition the Agency for Urban Environment has 110 km of floodlit ski trails comprising approximately 3,000 lighting points and 45 sports facilities with 1,000 lighting points.
“It is a very complex system. We already have years of experience working for the Agency for Urban Environment, which has supplied us with a good overview and best practices to help us keep Oslo’s lights on. We have highly experienced electricians working on this project. Together with the Agency for Urban Environment, we will be setting up operational routines to make the largest municipal lighting system in Norway even better,” says Infratek Division Manager Jarle Pettersen.
Infratek won the tender in competition with five other companies.
It is the Infratek division Infra Solutions that has entered into the agreement with the Agency for Urban Environment. Infra Solutions are experts in the production, operation and maintenance of lighting systems in both public-sector and industrial environments. Through the brand INFRAGLOW, Infra Solutions delivers safety way guidance systems (SWGS) for tunnels, public buildings and institutions, hotels, cruise ships, factories and office buildings. Infratek Solutions also builds and operates charging stations for electric vehicles and is the biggest provider of rapid charging solutions.
Anette Bjerke, Head of Traffic Control and Lighting at the Agency for Urban Environment and Jarle Pettersen, Division Manager, Infra Solutions.