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Citelum has won a significant contract for the optimisation of the environmental and functional performances of urban lighting in Copenhagen. The contract has an initial duration of 12 years and mainly covers the large-scale renovation of existing street light infrastructure with replacement of 20,000 lights. The project will be handled by a Danish Citelum subsidiary with mainly local employees as well as the Danish energy group SEAS NVE.
Copenhagen plays a pioneering role in carbon-free policies
The level of commitment of the Danish capital demonstrates its exemplary policy in terms of sustainable development. The policy reflects the high level of exposure of the urban site to the negative impacts of climate change, and is applied in the form of a Climate Plan combined with the target of achieving a carbon-free footprint by 2025. Reducing energy consumption in the field of lighting is one important step on the road.
Danish Minister for Trade and European Affairs, Nick Hækkerup, welcomes Citelum as a leading company in its field that can contribute to the strong cleantech cluster in Denmark and Copenhagen’s climate plan:
-“Due to decades of ambitious policy making with the aim of protecting the environment and increasing our energy efficiency, Denmark is today one of the global front runners when it comes to sustainable growth and urbanization. Always in search for new smart, energy efficient, and sustainable solutions, we are very happy with our new cooperation with Citelum that will bring down energy consumption in Copenhagen.”
-“With the replacement of 20.000 light poles in Copenhagen, Citelum will play a major role in the ambitious Copenhagen climate plan aiming at making Copenhagen the first CO2 neutral capital by 2025.”
Just this Monday Denmark received WWF’s Gift to the Earth award for inspriring leadership with the world’s most ambitious renewable energy and climate targets.