ACDC lands £5m airport contract

Barrowford Lighting firm ACDC has secured a major contract to light up Muscat International Airport in Oman.

Muscat Airport 2The contract, valued in excess of £5m, will see ACDC supplying over 8,000 Evolution, 31,000m of Fino, 2,000 Eclipse, and 1000m of Integrex fittings by the end of 2014.

The company teamed up with distribution partners Zubair in Oman and Kelvin Lighting in Scotland to work closely with lighting designer LDPI. The collaboration worked on finding 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.

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

Gareth Frankland, CEO of ACDC, said: “This project represents a landmark opportunity for us. 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 won Lancashire Business View's Publisher's Choice Award at the 2013 Red Rose Awards. It has seen a rapid growth of more than 30% year on year for the past three years and continues 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.