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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. 

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.


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. 

NATO Summit 2014

Production Science are proud to have been involved with the NATO 2014 Summit in Newport, South Wales. We were responsible for Network and IT services and Power provision across the main site at Celtic Manor and satellite venues at Cardiff Castle, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Royal Navy type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan, servicing delegations from 70 countries, including world leaders such as President Obama and David Cameron.

Leaders hold a meeting on Afghanistan during the NATO 2014 summit at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport, South Wales, on September 4, 2014. The NATO summit billed as the most important since the Cold War got underway with calls to stand up to Russia over Ukraine and confront Islamic State extremists. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB

The network on a project of this scale was particularly challenging, with an extensive 10Gbps backbone being deployed on a site stretching over several miles with fully redundant Fibre Optic links to all areas of the network. A multiple security layer model was provided, with on and off site firewalls and data cleansing centres.

Wired, Wireless and Print services were provided in a large double deck Temporary Media Centre and 10 Media Conference venues, to service the requirement for 2500 journalists, photographers and broadcasters from the world’s media. Production Science consulted extensively in the design and provision of the internet services and firewalls for the event, working closely with BT and the UK Foreign And Commonwealth Office to provide the services on time and in a fully redundant design. The event had 3 x 1Gbps connections to the main site and 3x 100Mbps connections to the satellite sites, with ADSL backup.

We also provided temporary power to areas including media centre, broadcast facilities, press conference and the main meeting rooms. Celtic Manor Resorts power supply was deemed to be unsuitable for a high profile event of this nature as there would have been a delay in changeover in the event of a mains failure. We teamed up with Aggreko and installed 14 generators and over 15KM of temporary cabling across the event including installation on board HMS Duncan. All temporary electrical systems were designed with 100% redundancy via synchronised generators.

FCO Sexual Violence In Conflict

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth office hosted a summit on sexual violence in conflict at the ExCel centre , London.


This project required us to install an overlay IP wired and wireless network to provide connectivity to 1700 delegates and 123 country delegations, as well as 79 Ministers.

IPTV was also provided for show relay and host broadcast feed around the venue


More on the event:


Doha Film Festival

The Doha Film Festival is a major cultural festival in the Doha calendar.  Previously a franchise of the New York Tribeca Film Festival, the Doha Film Festival is a week long program of screenings, premieres and family entertainment. It also provides a forum for young Qatari film makers.


Production Science provided lighting and power services to the event


London 2012

Production Science were heavily involved in the London 2012 Olympics from the initial market feasibility studies in 2009 right through to sponsorship support, test event delivery, media centre provision and Games time structures power distribution and structure and site lighting.

We were contracted both to LOCOG and their suppliers and we were active at Olympic Park and all the main sites in London, Weymouth and Eton as well as non competition venues and the IOC Hotel.

Further details:

UPS in comms rooms and OVRs

Horseguards Parade – structures power and lighting, site and emergency lighting

The Mall – structures power and lighting, site and emergency lighting

Horseguards/The Mall OVR and Timing room technical construction

ExCel – site and broadcast compound lighting

Media Centres – interior fitout and bandwidth








Pan Arab Games 2011

Production Science were proud to be part of the consortium selected to deliver the entire overlay for the 2011 Pan Arab Games. Working with industry giants WRG, Aggreko, Caterpillar, De Boer and Byrne we delivered the entire power solution for the games. Approximately 35MW of power across 22 sites and 11 broadcast compounds was produced from 253 gensets. A further 10MW was delivered for David Atkins Enterprises on 16 Aggreko sets for the opening ceremony. All power planning, power distribution, cabling, lighting and site lighting was by Production Science. 160 tonnes of freight were shipped and flown from Dubai and London by Rockit cargo and handled locally by GAC and Carson Logistics.

Opening Ceremony

Reach out to Asia 2011

Production Science were delighted to be contracted to provide power services for WRG’s production of the Reach Out to Asia charity Gala Dinner. Hosted by Hugh Grant, the auction of Damien Hirst and other major art works was held to raise funds for those in need of quality education in Asia. Synchronised generator supplies were required to supplement existing house supplies and integration with existing wiring had to be achieved in a tight time frame.

FIFA Club World Cup 2010

We supplied AV, Power, Field of Play lighting backup, CCTV and MATV systems for this prestigious football tournament, held in two stadia in Abu Dhabi. This was one of the first jobs to be serviced from our new UAE warehouse. We also were part of the team responsible for refurbishing the stadia during 2009. This job required a total of around 20 MW of generators from three suppliers, as well as four 40ft containers of cable and mains distro from our rental stock.

More details: FIFA Club World Cup 2010