Lights to be installed at Albion Sports Complex
– Musco Lighting awarded contract
Albion Sports Complex, the venue for the first one day international match in the Caribbean will soon be installed with lights.
The contract, which has been awarded to Musco Lighting, was signed yesterday at the Minister of Sport Dr. Frank Anthony office in Main Street.
Bryan McNulty, Assistant Director of International Sales of Musco Lighting said that they are happy to work with the Ministry of Sport on the project.
He stated an illumination study was done on the ground for night cricket like the other grounds in the Caribbean. Project manager Brad Chelesvig, indicated that they will ensure the product is installed correctly. He said they were involved in Sports Science business since 1976 and does two thousand projects annually. Chelesvig said they also did a number of venues at the London Olympics. He stated that the lights will be tested.
“A meter will be used to test the lights when it is finished; six galvanized steel poles will be installed which will be of 33 meters in height.
The lights will be powered by a generator or local power source and there will also be a lot of savings in relation to the amount of Diesel that will be consumed since energy saver lights will be used,” he added. He also said that they will give a 10 year warranty.
Minister of Sport Dr. Frank Anthony said this project was on the cards for a long time and it will enhance not only cricket but other nightly activities in the county.
Anthony stated they are pleased to have Musco Lighting on board. “They have also installed lights at the National Park, Gymnasium and the National Sports Hall and so far we have gotten good service.
This project will change the dynamics of cricket in Berbice since more people are playing Twenty\20.
Albion also hosts the Berbice Expo and we want to upgrade the ground and make it a premier venue for sports in Guyana.
We also had discussions with the club and the RDC in terms of its maintenance,” stated Anthony.
He indicated the products will take about 6 to 10 weeks to arrive after it is manufactured and we are hoping that the project will be completed within a minimum of 6 months.
The project will cost approximately US$235,000.