Work is on track for the installation of four lighting towers at Sabina Park Limited, Kingston, Jamaica, stated the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), project managers appointed to act on behalf of the Government of Jamaica and Sabina Park Holdings Ltd. (SPHL).
According to Desmond Malcolm, General Manager, UDC, “The Corporation has an enviable record in the refurbishing and development of several sporting landmarks including the National Stadium, GC Foster College and the Montego Bay Sports Complex and this has equipped the team with the requisite experience to bring this project to a successful completion.”
Continuing, he noted, “the Corporation is working with its partners including Jentech Consultants and the Tourism Enhancement Fund to ensure that a number of key milestones in the project are met inclusive of preliminary works such as geotechnical study, preliminary excavations, the delivery of imported electrical material and equipment, completion of mast foundations and the installation, testing and commissioning of mast and towers.” He further noted that currently all activities are on schedule and in keeping with design requirements.
The US$3.2 million project entails the design, fabrication and installation of the international standard lighting towers to illuminate the Sabina Park Cricket Field and is inclusive of all necessary civil, electrical and mechanical works to enable the installation in accordance with specified performance guidelines. The four-month contract commenced on April 1, 2014 with projected completion and handover by July 25, 2014.
The UDC provided an update to members of Sabina Park Holdings Ltd, a joint venture partnership of the Jamaica Cricket Association and Kingston Cricket Club on April 24 during a specially convened meeting. A full outline and overview of the project was presented by the UDC project team.
Cecil Foster, Managing Director of Fosrich, project contractors said: “We have a team that is committed to ensuring this project is completed for the benefit of the country. Our international partner, Phillips, is working with us to ensure deadlines and specifications are met. We are looking forward to continuing the good relationship and support the effort to transform the venue into a first-class facility.” Sabina Park has been named as one of the venues for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Cricket Tournament which starts in July, 2014. The event will see a number of night matches being played which prompted the need for the towers. The Government of India and GOJ, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be providing funding for this nationally important effort.