Abacus on par to light Faldo Course
Abacus has been awarded the contract to light the new Nick Faldo course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai
Dubai: January 2010
Emirates is the Middle East’s most prestigious golf club and is famous for regularly hosting the Dubai Desert Classic. Dubai Golf, the company that owns and operates the Club, enlisted the help of winner of 43 tournaments worldwide, Nick Faldo, to design the complete refurbishment of its Wadi course.
Abacus’ Export Sales Director, John Anthony, said: "We’re delighted to be lighting such a prestigious course. We were chosen because our full turnkey package offered the best value and because of our excellent reputation for effective light control.
Because of the close proximity to residents with luxury villas, a high performance, low impact scheme was essential. From our previous track record in Dubai and China, they knew that we were able to deliver such an effective solution."
Scheduled for completion in Spring 2010, the scheme will see Abacus install a total of 160 of its patented base-hinged lighting columns carrying a total of 500 floodlights which will enable play and practice to carry on throughout the evening, affording valuable additional revenue to the Club.
A world leader in sports lighting, Abacus has already dominated golf course floodlighting in the Middle East and has installed its floodlights at nearly every course in Dubai.
The company’s commitment to innovation, high engineering standards and quality production ensures minimum impact on all types of locality and environment and the control of light pollution is a high priority design consideration for both new projects and existing installations.
The new floodlighting system on the Faldo course will be controlled by the latest Abacus Energy Management System (EMS) which ensures the floodlighting on the whole course is kept to near constant lighting levels year in year out. John added: "This is a major energy saving factor and amounts to approximately 14% over the period of the lamps’ life. This was a major selling point as our client’s power saving considerations were based on 10 years non-stop use of five hours of floodlit golf per day."