BIC lighting project nearing completion
Manama, February 8, 2014
The lighting project, which started in September last year, at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) for the upcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix is nearing completion, said a report.
Works Minister Essam Khalaf visited the BIC in Sakhir to assess progress of work on the track lighting project. It will provide lighting levels needed for high-definition television broadcast during night-time racing, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The minister was accompanied by BIC chief executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Khalaf said work that started in September last year is being fast-tracked in time for the Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix to be held on April 6 under floodlights, marking the 10th anniversary of the race coming to Bahrain.
The project is being managed by the Works Ministry. The main contractor is Cebarco and the specialist lighting sub-contractor is Musco Lighting from the US. The consultant is Tilke and the quantity surveyors are Hisham Jaffar.
The project includes a total of 5,000 lights, ranging from 10 to 45 metres in height, connected by more than 400km of cables with 20 new small sub-stations housing the switchgear and generators.
Other improvements include upgrades to the spectator and vending area lighting as well as installation of new artistic lighting to enhance the visual spectacle of night-time racing.-TradeArabia News Service