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Press release
SPIE Sud-Ouest and the town of Juvignac (Hérault) sign a Public-Private Partnership

Saint-Jean de Védas, 16 September 2013 – SPIE Sud-Ouest and the local authority of Juvignac have signed a Public-Private Partnership contract for the renovation, management and maintenance of the public lighting installations, traffic lights, video surveillance, and the civil engineering works for the town’s high-speed communications network.

1,144 lamps to be replaced in the first 14 months

This 18-year contract worth €8.8 million is to be implemented in 2 phases. Over the first 14 months, a major portion of the ageing Juvignac public lighting installations, i.e. 1,144 street lamps, 890 lampposts and 37 electric cabinets will be replaced. During this first phase of the renovation project the current equipment will be replaced by much more efficient new equipment. The top priority will be to replace the existing mercury-based lamps as they are extremely inefficient.
A further renovation phase will be deferred until 2027 when work is to begin to replace 213 lamps and 163 lampposts which, for the moment, still comply with energy efficiency requirements.

An undertaking to achieve energy savings of 40% by the end of 2014

A remote management system is to be installed as from the first renovation phase on part of the street lighting installations. By using this technology in combination with latest-generation lamps (high-pressure sodium and CosmoWhite), SPIE Sud-Ouest can already be certain of reducing energy consumption by 40% by the end of 2014.

Thanks to this highly-flexible central management system, with communicating ballasts fitted in each lamp unit, each lighting point of the network can be remotely controlled by just one person. Other key benefits include the ability to adapt lighting to the actual needs of the urban area’s different districts, optimise operating times and monitor energy consumption in real time. The brightness of each lighting unit can also be modulated without the difference being noticeable to the human eye.
In addition, SPIE Sud-Ouest has undertaken to provide maintenance with guaranteed results throughout the duration of the contract. When the first works phase is completed, the failure rate must never exceed 0.5%, meaning that no more than 10 of the town’s 2,000 lighting points may be out of order at the same time. The repair lead time to be ensured by SPIE Sud-Ouest’s work crews will be less than one hour.

The contract also provides for the upgrading of 6 controlled intersections, the creation of a video surveillance network of 12 cameras connected to a PC, as well as the completion of 9.4 km of civil engineering works for the high-speed communications network. All these additional services will be carried out, at the request of the local authority, within an initial renovation lead time that shall not exceed 14 months.

“The result of a series of competitive dialogues between the representatives of the local authority and SPIE Sud-Ouest, this contract will enable all the partners involved to offer the local townspeople in Juvignac high-quality services, suitable to the requirements of modern living (High-Speed Communications Network, Public Lighting, Video surveillance, etc.…),” said Jean-Louis Dufau, Director of the Languedoc-Roussillon infrastructure and networks office. “In this way we are confirming our ambitions in the Montpellier conurbation, not only as installers, but also as a partner working with Local Authorities as they seek to implement their economic approach aimed at driving improvements”, added Bruno Guigon, Head of the Hérault Infrastructures Department.

“In recent years our town has experienced significant demographic development, which has required us to adapt our infrastructures quickly and efficiently”, said Danièle Antoine Santonja, Mayor of Juvignac. “The organisational flexibility of Public-Private Partnerships now means that it is possible to make a massive investment over a very short period of time. Compared to competing bids, the technical value of the SPIE Sud-Ouest bid, its total cost, the time required to implement it and the relevance of the proposals made with regard to energy management and long-term development were the main criteria considered by the council when choosing this service provider.”


SPIE Sud-Ouest

Aurélie Antajan
Communications manager

Tel.: +33 (0)5 61 36 78 24
GSM: +33 (0)6 71 56 96 42

Agence Droit Devant

Philippe Hériard
Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 53 53 33