Customer: Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC)
Description: FCT Flames supplied more than 600m of custom designed burner to depict the ‘Burning Man’ flame effect which was one of the highlights of the Opening Ceremony. FCT Flames performed an extensive R&D program to design a burner that would be ‘invisible’ on the stage prior to operation, yet would produce the required flame height and visibility, while lighting reliably in a prescribed manner to reflect the artistic direction. More than 250 individual burners, distributed on a stage 60m long and 30m wide were controlled individually from a PLC installed under-stage, together with the natural gas valve trains, gas manifolds, sub-manifolds and individual ignition systems. This effect was installed over a 4 week period, was rehearsed many times and worked perfectly on the night.