Dunedin sees the light
A project to renew Dunedin city’s 14,000 outdated high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights with new LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes) and the introduction of a new fit-for-purpose streetlight system began in 2019 and was completed in October 2021. The project has seen the installation of approximately 100 new Oclyte® Streetlight Columns from CSP in the last year alone.
Steve Walker from Ventia Group, the infrastructure company awarded the project by Dunedin City Council (DCC), talks about their involvement.
Steve says that parts of Dunedin City’s lighting network required the installation of new columns to replace a considerable number of old concrete columns and others that had been damaged, along with ensuring the correct distance between columns for optimal effect.
“Ventia have always used CSP in the North Island, however, we have been using CSP’s Oclyte® Streetlight Columns in the past year in the South after moving away from our previous supplier due mainly to the customer service we have been given by CSP,” says Steve. “Chris Silcock from CSP does a very good job for us. They are now our preferred supplier.”
Steve says that DCC has now also awarded Ventia Group a five-year maintenance contract for the city’s lighting network, which will mean continuing to work with CSP. “I have also passed Chris’s details on to other Christchurch contacts and they are also now using CSP.”