Client: Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC)
Description: FCT Flames supplied the burner system for the ‘Eclipse’ flame effect which was the finale of the Baku European Games Opening Ceremony. FCT Flames performed a detailed R&D program to design the burners which were required to radiate a flame from a thin disc representing an eclipse of the sun. With the aid of an air curtain located either side of the burners, FCT was able to create radiating flames or the required flame length and colour to meet the creative intent. FCT worked closely with Stage One to integrate our equipment into the disc structure while keeping weight to a minimum. The disc rotated in relation to its supports and was elevated high in the stadium while operating, requiring FCT to consider the safety issues and risks associated with a moving and rotating object while alight.