TES lights up London Olympics

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COOKSTOWN engineering company TES has been instrumental in lighting up the forthcoming Olympics in London.

Responsible for power distribution at London’s latest iconic landmark The ArcelorMittal Orbit, the company has been chosen as main switchgear contractor.

The iconic sculpture which marks the 2012 Olympics, stands at an impressive 115m. The steel structure will be the UK’s tallest sculpture.

TES was responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of power distribution units.

Located within the Olympic Park, the sculpture forms part of a series of attractions that will be available during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

After the London 2012 Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit will become a long term visitor attraction, offering spectacular views of the evolving Olympic Park and London landscape.

The TES distribution unit powers a number of lighting features and viewing platforms located within the sculpture.

Noel McCracken, TES Director, said this is a landmark project for the switchgear division.

“It is an iconic development in terms of individuality and outstanding design and we are very proud to be part of it,” he added.