The public lighting exchange

Ohrid, Macedonia

The companies HDT impex s.r.o. together with ICS Systemy s.r.o. have carried out the unique project of exchanging the public lighting in Ohrid. The historical city Ohrid is located in the south-western part of Macedonia, on the banks of Lake Ohrid. It is very important tourist center in Macedonia, which is the part of UNESCO`s World Heritage since 1980.

The project of complete exchange of public lighting to new energy saving LED lights was not unique only because of its range but also for the way of financing. This public lighting exchange worth of 3,5 mil EUR was financed by PPP service (a public - private partnership). From now on the city of Ohrid will save 80% of former energy expences for public lighting.

All light fixtures were made in EU. The exclusive supplier of technology was HDT impex company, that during several months has developed the special LED light fixtures with unique optical system. The technicians have replaced more than 8000 old lights with the modern LED ones. It was about classic road and street lights and special LED light sources for unique lanterns (in typical local architecture design called "Ohrid house") in the historical part of the city. We were also discussing the requirements of usage for different color temperature of public lighting in different parts of the city.

The ceremony of the whole project took place in Millenium Palace in Ohrid on 26th April 2016. This event was personally attended by the mayor of Municipality of Ohrid Nikola Bakračeski, Czech Ambassador Miroslav Rames, the mayors of other Macedonian cities, a number of local prominent businessmen and the representatives of both companies that carried out the whole project

The selected press articles:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release
Ekonomicky denik
Karlovy Vary Dnes
Press 24 Makedonie
Kurir Makedonie
Ohrid News
Ohrid 24

Report from Macedonian TV:
The interview with representatives of companies HDT and ICS

For more info check these web sites: - web sites of HDT projects
ICS SISTEMI - web sites of our partner in Macedonia