acdc to take off in Oman…
Written by acdc on July 15, 2013>
acdc are very excited to announce that they have landed a major project, lighting up Muscat International Airport in Oman. The contract, valued in excess of £5 million, sees acdc supplying over 8000 Evolution, 31000m of Fino, 2000 Eclipse, and 1000m of Integrex fittings by the end of 2014. One of their biggest and brightest projects to date!
acdc and its distribution partners Zubair in Oman and Kelvin Lighting in Scotland have worked closely with lighting designer LDPI, to find the most appropriate solution for the brief which involves the lighting of the exterior façade and landscape of the newly built airport’s surrounding site and vehicular approaches, together with all interior lighting of public areas. Lawrie Nisbet of LDPI explains “we have a long standing relationship with both acdc and Kelvin Lighting having worked on a number of projects over the years. The level of support is always exceptional and this project was no exception, taking almost 3 years of hard work.”
The development of the Airport is the largest project to ever be undertaken in the history of Oman. The existing airport which was designed back in 1973 has now reached its maximum capacity and the design of the new airport aims to meet the nation’s passenger growth numbers. The new terminal is due to be completed by 2014 and will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually, with future expansion plans already in the pipeline to eventually accommodate 48 million passengers
Speaking about the contract, Gareth Frankland CEO of acdc commented “this project represents a landmark opportunity for acdc, it has taken a lot of hard work and a long time to reach this point but it’s finally paid off and it’s fantastic news”.
acdc have seen a rapid growth of over 30% year on year for the past three years and continue to grow. The production facility has seen a 40% increase in capacity in order to deal with the increase in large scale projects such as this, along with ensuring smaller projects are delivered with the same level of commitment.