Yamaha digital consoles and amplifiers have been installed in the new Prime Minister’s Office in Brunei. Costing over £60m, the building is an opulent, state-of-the-art venue which houses the central coordinating body for all of the sultanate’s government ministries and agencies. It contains a theatre and banqueting hall that each seat 1,000, a 300-seat conference hall and 13 further conference and meeting rooms.
Covering 92,000sqm, the complex is located in the country’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan. Woking-based LSI Projects was invited to work with technology consultancy CCW Singapore to fine-tune the plans for the sound, lighting and communications infrastructure. Once this had been finalised, LSI – under project director Bob Peill and project manager Jakub Krzeminski – supplied, installed and commissioned the equipment, as well as providing staff training.
Two Yamaha M7CL-48 V3 and two LS9-32 digital mixing consoles were installed, plus six MSP 7 STUDIO monitors, seven IPA8200 and five XM4080 power amplifiers. The M7CLs were installed in the theatre and banqueting hall, with one LS9 in the conference hall and the other as a mobile unit for use wherever required.
“The Prime Minister’s Office is a major venue for international heads of government meetings and attracts large numbers of visiting media representatives. So the technical facilities were designed to the highest broadcast standards for real-time reporting of events,” said Jakub. “CCW chose the Yamaha mixing consoles because of their reliability and local support, while we chose the amplifiers because of their quality and excellent cost-effectiveness.”