The new giant fountain is already considered to be one of the biggest attractions of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a must see tourist destination in the region.
GHESA Fuentes, one of the world’s leading turnkey organisations in the conception, design and installation of ornamental and cybernetic musical fountains and multimedia shows, has presented its latest project in the Middle East. The official inauguration took place on the 26th of March 2012, with an official ceremony including two Multimedia shows, at the new Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The 220 m long fountain that is complemented by one 100m height geyser has many additional multimedia water show features such as 2 giant water screens, mesmerizing multicolored laser shows, bespoke image and video projections and multiple robotic lights.
All these equipments intends to further enhance fountain’s capabilities and attract even larger number of visitors to the park.
This very exclusive project, developed for the Sharjah Development and Investment Authority (Shurooq) over the last year is valued at approx. Dh 120 Million, and is considered to be “the largest of its kind in the region, is 220m wide and shoots water up to 100m into the air” (Gulf News, 25 Feb 2012).
More technical data about this astonishing installation:
• 100 m giant geyser with variable heights
• 14 multicolored robotic oscillating vertibolic jets of 20 m high
• 61 multicolour dynamic vertical jets of up to 20m high
• Dynamic Palm tree of 18 parabolic jets, of 20m height
• 18 multicolor misting clouds
• 6 whirligigs, 7m high and 4 water towers, 10m high
• 6 parabolic jets up to 20m high
• 2 36 X 18m water screens; 4 projectors and 3 laser systems
• 43 floating platforms with a total of 220m (for supporting and fixing of equipment)
The connected load of this fountain is over 2,000 kW, with 22 submersible pumps, incorporating latest generation of variable frequency drives, LED RGB lighting along with multicolour laser imaging and video projection. The fountain is already being considered as a landmark from a tourism standpoint.