Company HDT impex Ltd. in cooperation with ICS Systems Ltd. implemented a project for comprehensive replacement of public lighting in Ohrid. The historic city of Ohrid is located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia, near the northeastern shore of Lake Ohrid. It is a significant tourist center in Macedonia and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980.
The project for complete replacement of public lighting with new and energy-efficient LED fixtures was unique not only in its scope but also in its financing method. The replacement of public lighting, valued at 3.5 million EUR, was financed through a PPP project (public-private partnership). The city of Ohrid will save 80% of the original energy consumption costs for public lighting.
The LED lighting used was manufactured in the EU. Our company, HDT impex, was the exclusive supplier of the technology and spent several months developing special LED fixtures with unique optics. Technicians replaced over 8,000 light points with modern LED fixtures, including conventional streetlights, and special LED light sources for unique lanterns in the historic part of the city, designed to match the local architecture style known as the "Ohrid House." We also addressed the requirements for using different color temperatures of public lighting in different parts of the city.
On April 26, 2016, the ceremonial handover of the entire project took place at the Millenium Palace hotel in Ohrid. The event was attended by the Mayor of the Municipality of Ohrid, Nikola Bakračeski, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Miroslav Rameš, invited mayors from other Macedonian cities, a number of local prominent entrepreneurs, and representatives of both Karlovy Vary companies involved in the project's implementation.
You can find the press release here.