Siemens wins ?13m Bahrain GP deal

German based multinational Siemens has won a ?13m contract to supply the technical infrastructure of the Bahrain International Circuit, which will host the nation's inaugural grand prix in April 2004. It includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the fibre-optic network, digital video storage, communications network, video surveillance, public address system, race control management, signalling system, communications, security management and computer systems

Siemens wins ?13m Bahrain GP deal

Khalid Abdulrahim, chairman of Cebarco-WCT WLL, the track's main contractor, said: "Siemens was selected over other bidders not only as they were recommended by the client, but also because of the company's capability to execute and deliver extremely sophisticated solutions for the modern racing circuit within the stipulated but challenging timeframe.

"The F1 project is considered one of the most prestigious developments in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In order to ensure the successful implementation of the project, to the standards expected by Cebarco-WCT, we wanted a company which could supply and install the sophisticated electronic systems within the 'Special Electronics' package, which had a strong local presence in Bahrain and which we felt could work closely with Cebarco-WCT. Siemens met these requirements and we are pleased to have them as part of our team."

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