PROJECTS: Oman to implement smart street lighting project in capital Muscat

Project to be implemented by partnership between local firm Imtac, and Signify

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Mutrah, Muscat, Oman at dusk. Picture was taken from the top of Mutrah fort..

Image used for illustrative purpose. Mutrah, Muscat, Oman at dusk. Picture was taken from the top of Mutrah fort..

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Oman's Muscat Municipality has signed an agreement with local firm Imtac, and Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, to implement Smart Street lighting project in the Omani capital. 

The two companies will implement more than 13,000 smart LED lights and 370 smart remote controls in the city, which would increase the installed base of smart streetlamps in the city to more than 20,000 to save energy and lower the carbon footprint.

“As a global leader in connected lighting, we are proud to provide our latest IoT technology of Interact City in Muscat Municipality using more than 20,000 connected street lighting luminaires throughout the project providing up to 85 percent energy saving, reducing maintenance costs while leveraging the value of smart street lighting systems for additional benefits,” said Goktug Gur, President and CEO of Signify METAP.

Fareed Al Hinai, Vice Chairman IMTAC, said the implementation of energy saving street lighting solution for Muscat Municipality will help create a sustainable infrastructure in Oman, and address Oman’s 2040 vision.

Mukesh Arora, CEO, Imtac, said the partnership with Signify combines the company's widely used Industry 4.0 solution with the global best practices in lighting from Signify. 

Zeyad Al Zadjali, Director of Lighting & Traffic-light at Muscat Municipality, said, “Energy saving and city beautification through streetlights has been a very high priority for Muscat Municipality. We have deployed world class technology to implement LED-based streetlights that are remotely controlled using state of the art LED luminaires and computing hardware and software.”

The project will help city planners to create and execute dynamic operation schedule and dimming levels for the city sections and reduce the energy cost significantly, the statement said. It didn't disclose project cost and timelines.

(Writing by Saket S; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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