R.PREMADASA STADIUM AND PALLEKELE STADIUM PROJECT
The R. Premadasa Stadium (formerly known as Kettarama Stadium) is one of the main venues in which international teams play cricket with more than a hundred one day international matches having been played at the venue. In 1991, it was one of the first stadiums in Asia to introduce a flood lighting system to promote night cricket matches. At the time, DIMO was contracted to provide a one of a kind flood lighting system for the entire stadium with renowned Principals, Osram, Siteco and Siemens.
With the advent of the Cricket World Cup of 2011, a complete refurbishment of the entire R. Premadasa stadium was executed with an upgrading of the floodlighting system. The stadium is able to accommodate approximately 35,000 spectators, a Grandstand, two new Sight screens, four Spectator Blocks and a Digital Scoreboard.
The new Pallekele Cricket Stadium in Kandy was constructed specifically for the World Cup. It has a standing capacity of about 24,000 and has a Grandstand, Press Box/Media facilities, open Spectator areas and a Digital Scoreboard. The construction also marked the introduction of a new floodlighting system for the stadium.
Once again, DIMO was awarded the project to provide a total lighting and electrical solution for both stadiums. For the R. Premadasa Stadium, this included the Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of the Flood Lighting System including the electrical distribution system, aircraft warning lighting system and lightning protection systems.
For the Pallekele Cricket Stadium, the project scope was the Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of a new Floodlighting System including the lighting high masts, electrical distribution system, aircraft warning lighting system and the earthing and lightning protection system. The scope of the project also included the civil construction of the high mast foundations and electrical panel rooms.