Bouygues Energies & Services UK has been awarded a contract to upgrade street lighting for Ashford Borough Council.
The project will involve modernising Ashford's current street lighting units with modern energy-efficient LED lanterns.
The project brings significant environmental and economic benefits. The new lights will reduce energy consumption by over 65 per cent. These savings will not only reduce carbon emissions for the borough, but will also reduce energy bills for local taxpayers.
Martin Roberts, general manager for Bouygues Energies & Services, said: "We are pleased to see more local authorities committing to environmentally friendly, cost-efficient street lighting for their communities. This project in Ashford will benefit local residents and continues our ongoing work in the Kent area."
Work will begin on the lighting upgrade this year and once the work has been completed the lights will be handed over to Kent County Council for future maintenance.
Paul Clokie, portfolio holder for corporate property at the council, said: "Ashford is the first district to commit to investing in upgrading the street lights we own before handing them over to Kent County Council. We consider this to be a worthwhile investment in providing more modern LED lights that are cheaper to run, longer lasting and more energy efficient. It represents a good deal for local taxpayers."