AC-ET delivers for Aberdeen’s P&J Live
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
The Press and Journal Energy Ball 2019
UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has supplied over 11,400 items of professional equipment to P&J Live at TECA, the new events venue in the North of Scotland (see full report in LSi February 2020).
Replacing the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), P&J Live offers world-class conference & exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe.
Located next to Aberdeen International Airport, the £333m, purpose-built development is operated and managed by ASM Global, and features 48,000 sq.m of flexible, multi-purpose floor space.
AC-ET was awarded supply of venue-wide loose equipment & flexible house lighting for the venue’s Baker Hughes Exhibition and Conference Hub. The space includes 6,000sq.m of sub-divisible exhibition & event halls with banqueting capacity for 1,250 guests; and over 1,500 sq.m of conference and entertainment suites.
Mike Docksey in AC-ET external sales team worked closely with AC-ET’s UK sales & purchasing director, Jonathan Walters and the in-house lighting, rigging, audio, video and cable divisions’ product experts to quote on or assist with, the specification of thousands of individual product lines.
Over 30 marques were supplied, including Chroma-Q, Prolights, Tourflex Cabling, Sixty82, Green Hippo, Panasonic, Draper, Analog Way, Doughty, Avolites, Robe, Tourmate, Sony, Datapath, Shure, Columbus McKinnon, Gravity, and Wireless Solutions.
In addition, the Tourflex Cabling service supplied nearly 5,000 custom assemblies using 24km of cable and nearly 13,000 connectors, with the TECA site logo shrink-wrapped onto every cable and laser engraved onto every connector.
AC-ET also supplied 26 custom power distribution racks for the ‘black box’ Arena, which will be used to drive production rigs for touring shows provided by some of the company’s major UK rental customers.
With the scale of equipment involved, and tight lead times both during the quotation and supply stages, it was a major logistical challenge to deliver the thousands of items in time to meet the launch deadline.
P&J Live’s deputy operations manager technical, Steve Morrison comments: “AC-ET has really delivered the goods for us on this project. Mike, Jono and the staff provided an exceptionally high level of service and attention to detail in every aspect of the project, including the quotation, specification, customisation, logistics, timing, delivery, cataloguing, training and technical support for the equipment.”
(Jim Evans)

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