Inigo de la Serna, Mayor of Santander (Spain), has announced a tender process for the city's street lighting public private partnership PPP project.
The preferred bidder will have to replace a total of 23,000 light points for LED technology including 65 municipal buildings. The project also involves the upgrade of the lighting system. The concession period will be 15 years.
It is estimated that the city will spend between €2.5 million (US$2.83 million) and €3 million (US$3.4 million) per year to maintain a and operate the city's lighting system, including the energy costs. The project aims to provide savings of over 65%
The port city of Santander is situated on the north coast of Spain. Located east of Gijón and west of Bilbao, the city has a population of approximately 180,000 inhabitants.
The last tender process announced for concessions in Spain was the rail freight terminal concession at the port of Barcelona. The new terminal is expected to serve a new rail-road line to connect Barcelona and Paris by 2019.