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Losberger De Boer wins build contract for first Formula E in Riyadh


Following a competitive tender round global mega-sporting events specialist Losberger De Boer recently secured the temporary structure build contract for the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship set to make its debut in Riyadh.


The Saudi Arabian capital will host the opening round of season five of the global race calendar in December which is expected to attract international visitors to the city under a new major event visa scheme.


Dubai-based company Losberger De Boer will build the 160 metre long pit lane building for Formula E organiser Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) together with second floor hospitality and viewing facilities for an undisclosed amount. The build site located in Ad Diriyah - the historic centre of the Saudi Arabian capital – faces an existing public road that will be closed for qualifiers and race day from 12 to 15 December.


In a double-first for the electric street racing series, Formula E will bring international motorsport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the very first time as part of a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. Alongside hosting the first fully-electric race in the region, the December fixture will herald a new era with the competitive debut of next generation, extended endurance cars in Ad Diriyah.


Losberger De Boer will be responsible for project managing turnkey delivery of the entire pit lane structure to support this event within a tight 40 day build timeframe together with rapid dismantling immediately following race day.


Paul Machin senior sales manager of Losberger De Boer Middle East shared, “Functionality and delivering an optimal viewing experience are key concerns for the organiser, so in light of this we were pleased to be able to deliver our ISO 14001 environmentally certified Emperor and Premier products. This ensures the needs of the planet are carefully balanced with delivering optimal race day performance, while providing an unrivalled visitor experience for guests,


Critically, all our temporary event structures and materials are also ISO 9001 quality management certified ensuring internationally benchmarked health and safety standards are embedded into every aspect of the event overlay. Our team follows a carefully planned project management process to ensure tight build and dismantling times are met. Since the race track is located in the centre of a busy working city, our team work hard to keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum - this is an area of expertise for Losberger De Boer,” concluded Machin.