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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

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. 

Beach Soccer Doha

Our principal brief for this project was to ensure the correct lighting levels for the field of play. Lighting is critical for the TV broadcast and stills photographers, but also there are Beach Soccer Association rules to ensure players have an evenly lit, adequately bright field of play without distracting glare.

The lighting was tested in simulation software to predict the lux levels and check the uniformity achievable in the vertical plane (for the camera shots) and in the horizontal plane (for the players benefit and compliance with association rules).

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Daylight HMI type lighting was used to give the correct colour rendering for camera and to achieve the brightness required with the lowest energy level input. Aggreko acoustic canopy generators were used to reduce ambient noise levels for the benefit of broadcast sound, guests and neighbours. Back up is also a significant consideration for live broadcast and we provided additional tungsten lighting for match continuation in the event of generator failure and the generators were formed into failover arrays for reliability.


Actual lux levels achieved were around 5% better than predicted. We also provided site power and lighting.