Macroplan was selected as energy efficiency advisor for Aarhus Light Rail project. During the acquisition process Macroplan has evaluated the actual energy requirements in the Invitation to tender, as well as being part of the team behind the evaluation of tenders, resulting in a detailed energy efficiency assessment of each tenderer’s project proposal. There was considerable differences in energy efficiecy among the participating tenders.
This procurement project was the first of its kind in Denmark, and the first ever where the UIC/UNIFE standard on energy efficiency was applied in a light rail transit procurement project. Light Rail is normally seen as a very energy efficient mode of transport.
The evaluation took place prior to the final decision for procuring the Stadler/Ansaldo STS light rail system for Aarhus Light Rail Transit, see official press release here (in Danish).