Saudi Arabian capital hosting the opening round of the Formula-E Grand Prix this month
International temporary structures specialist Losberger De Boer says it has secured the contract to build temporary structures, including the pit lane building, for the upcoming Formula-E Grand Prix.
Set to make its debut in Saudi Arabia later this month, Riyadh will host the opening round of electric car race which marks the beginning of the fifth Formula-E season.
With the event expected to attract international visitors to the city under the country’s new major-event online visa scheme, Losberger De Boer said it will build the 190m-long pit lane building together with second floor hospitality and viewing facilities. The build site located in Ad Diriyah, the historic centre of the Saudi Arabian capital.
Losberger De Boer said in a statement that it will be responsible “for project managing turnkey delivery of the entire pit lane structure to support this event within a tight 40-day build timeframe together with rapid dismantling immediately following race day.”
“Functionality and delivering an optimal viewing experience are key concerns for the organiser, so in light of this we were pleased to be able to deliver our Emperor and Premier products using ISO 14001 environmentally-certified processes. This ensures the needs of the planet are carefully balanced with delivering optimal race day performance, while providing an unrivalled visitor experience for guests,” said Paul Machin, senior sales manager, Losberger De Boer Middle East.
“Critically, our team follows a carefully planned project management process to ensure tight build and dismantling times are met. Since the race track is located in the centre of a busy working city, our team works hard to keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum – this is an area of expertise for Losberger De Boer.”
Losberger De Boer delivers close to 700 projects every year, including the world’s largest temporary event overlay for the bi-annual Farnborough Airshow in the UK and the temporary structures at the world’s largest global trade fair, Bauma, in Germany. The company also built the Middle East’s largest temporary exhibition hall, Bay X, at King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia last year as well as the Baku City Race Circuit event overlay for a major international Grand Prix motor sports racing event in Azerbaijan.