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COVID19 – Dragons Heart Hospital Cardiff

Another project for the history books – challenged by our long standing colleagues at ES Global and Mott McDonald to be the technical lead to design and build a 2000 bed hospital in record time, during the first few scary weeks of the pandemic lockdown, we had our work cut out… .


Within ten days of being on site we had the first 300 beds up and running. This was no field hospital. Unlike other such hospitals the Cardiff and Vale Health Board had set a high standard for ventilation, infection control and patient care, requiring compliance with Hospital Technical Memoranda for all mechanical, electrical and plumbing works. 

The Prince of Wales opens the Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff | The Royal Family

The remaining areas of the stadium were converted in the next three weeks to become a further 1400 beds, complete with piped Oxygen, hospital grade power and a highly engineered ventilation air flow designed to take covid particles away from the nursing staff. The adjacent Cardiff Blues pitch was used for medical and production staff welfare facilities and the production village. 

Production Science provided the technical solutions and power distribution and led the Mechanical , Electrical and Plumbing team from start to finish. Instrumental in the success of the MEP delivery was our portable BMS system, using nearly 100 of our Environmental Controllers networked across two stadia to control temperature and humidity and control teh Covid19 extract ventilation systems. 

We also provided the site wifi and data logging. 

Specialist M&E design was provided by Hoare Lee. 

Aggreko supported the project with generators, air handling units and how water boilers. 

MTD provided plumbing services. 

Project direction and Site Management was by 9 Yards Ltd.

The project ran for 9 months before being replaced by a longer term facility at the Heath hospital. 

2019 NATO Summit London

Another government project with a set of unique challenges….


… which we rose to.

Using all our contacts in BT to get gigabit lines installed in a tight schedule, commissioning multiple firewalls, dedicated links to the USA and London, from a location only really served by one Point of Presence was never going to be fun, but we received excellent support from everyone involved and had the connectivity up and running ahead of schedule.

We also provided the media centre wifi and broadcast connectivity, together with resilient broadcast power and resilience planning. 

Al Enna Project

DOHA: Al Enna Project, a pilot tourism development project spearheaded by National Tourism Council (NTC) to enhance the winter camping experience in Qatar, protect the environment, and ensure public safety, ran for 9 months in the Al Enna dunes in the Sealine area of Qatar.


Under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Al Enna is supported by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the Ministry of Interior, the Public Works Authority Ashghal, Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, Batabit, Mawater, Katara Hospitality and QSports.

This project was a civil engineering undertaking of major proportions. Every winter, the Qatar families love to camp in the heritage dunes area – a 10km stretch of soft sand dessert in the Sealine resort area. The Qatar tourism authority invested in the building of temporary and permanent supporting infrastructure and and entertainment facilities on a grand scale.

Led by our customer,  Fischer Appelt, the development of the site took place over a three month period and our role was to supply temporary power distribution for the whole project at all locations. 

Starting Point: Al Seef Beach Area

Visitors to Al Enna can begin their experience at Al Seef – a Sealine beach area which has been developed to temporarily accommodate 15,000 people, with sufficient amenities (including showers) and a giant screen on which main activities are displayed. The beach area includes 30 food and beverage outlets, beach cabins and chairs which can be rented and a children’s play area. The beach is fully staffed with security personnel, lifeguards, technicians, and other support staff. Al Seef is operated and managed by Sealine Beach Resort, while Qatar Olympic Committee is providing sporting activities including beach football, beach volleyball, and basketball.

Dedicated quad-biking and drag racing tracks

Beyond the beach, visitors can rent quad-bikes and ATVs in a new 300,000 square meter space designed to provide safe and integrated experiences for biking fans. The area features eight floodlit biking tracks catering to riders of different abilities and requirements: one for ladies, four for beginners and children, one for intermediate-level bikers, one for advanced-level bikers, and one for professionals. The latter will host contests and challenges organised by Batabit (Qatar Centre for Motorcycles).

The Batabit zone has 32 temporary restaurants and cafes, with full water and electricity amenities, air conditioning, and flooring. It also offers a variety of services in the form of 28 motorcycle rental shops, complete with parking spaces, a fuel supply zone, storage areas, power supply, and fire extinguishers.

Adjacent to this area is the Mawater zone, which is built to host spectator drag races, ensuring the safety of both contestants and viewers.


Commonwealth Heads Of Government 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, also known as CHOGM 2018, was the 25th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in a number of venues, including Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Lancaster and York Houses. 

This was a challenging project, requiring us to provide the highest standards of temporary networking, wi-fi and broadcast power. Just installing temporary cabling in the most famous of all listed buildings was a significant exercise. 

In addition to all the normal requirements for delegates, heads of state and FCDO staff we also provided resilient connectivity for broadcast and  wifi and wired network for  a 1500 seat media centre. 



Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta Velodrome

Jakarta was home to the Asian Games in 2018. A feasibility study was commissioned by the Indonesian government with our customer, ES Global to determine the possibility and viability of a new Velodrome.  The development of cycling in Indonesia and the possibility of hosting further world class cycling events were both drivers in the decision to create a permanent velodrome. The Velodrome was built to comply with the highest international cycling federation standards, be a centre of excellence for cycling in Asia whilst being a very cost effective solution. The building was also designed to host other activities as part of the ongoing legacy.

This project saw the development of ‘in-truss’ ventilation duct, formed by ETFE sheet held in tension within the building structure. This significantly reduced both structural weight and build times and has been adopted as a preferred design method for temporary structures. 

ES Global was the Lead Contractor delivering the project on a turnkey basis

Project Title – Jakarta 2018 Asian Games Velodrome
Client – Jakpro
Designer – Cox Architects & BKM Indonesia
Engineers – Mott MacDonalds

MEP and broadcast lighting consultant – Steve Clark for Production Science Ltd
Location – Jakarta, Indonesia
Project Value – USD 30M
Project Duration – 2 years
Project Completion – June 2018
External Footprint Area – 10,000m2
Build Period – 18 months
Construction – Super truss, bespoke elements, PVC

131st International Olympic Committee Session – Lima

This historic meeting saw the announcement of not one but two host countries for the next two Olympic Games.

Tasked with supporting our good friends at Habegger with broadcast and session power, this job also saw us build our first set of generator control and monitoring equipment boxes, giving us visibility of the generator farm performance from the stage, 9 floors up. 


“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” said the IOC President, Thomas Bach. 

“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary,” Bach commented.

FIFA 67th Annual Congress

A trip to Bahrain, to work with friends old and new …. 

Serviced from our Dubai depot, this job saw us provide power distribution and network consultancy and delivery.  We were partnered with an excellent local firm and Viva Telecom for the network delivery, which was a vital part of the congress. Not only was the connectivity important for the media attending, the conference was live streamed and voting participation included remote delegates. 

Beach Soccer Worldwide Cup

Since 2014 the annual  Beach Soccer Worldwide Cup has been a regular feature of the Production Science calendar for a number of years.  Held in Dubai, this event requires us to design and deliver high definition TV broadcast lighting, whilst avoiding glare for the competitors and spectators.

Naturally the lighting requires a resilient power source, and our brief includes broadcast power and site power. 

Preproduction work includes modelling the broadcast lighting and the production of detailed lux contours and aiming diagrams. 

Royal Visit to Tokyo


We were pleased to provide production services for the UK Embassy in Tokyo on the occasion of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Japan as a key part of the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign.


Andy Palmer, Chairman of Aston Martin leads the ceremonial broaching of the sake cask.

USA Events

Production Science has been active in the USA since incorporating there in 2014. We have been pleased to be involved in a number of high level projects for the world’s best-known computer company, as well as events for General Electric, Electronic Arts,  HTC and other major players. We offer full service IT/Networking, Temperature Control, Air Conditioning, Power and Lighting services using local staff and international supervision. We have developed our own range of power distribution equipment for the US and Japan  market that is designed specifically for events.