Industry supplier Protec has continued to grow its international operations with a number of recent events.

The company supplied services to the ground-breaking of the new Al Qiddiya tourist destination in Saudi Arabia, which is planned to surpass Walt Disney World in Florida as the world’s largest entertainment destination.

The location is based in the desert and currently has no infrastructure in place, meaning Protec had to supply the entire temporary structure – a 36x88m Supa Dome with full technical support.

The build project is estimated to last two years, and the ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Saudi royalty and VIPs.

The company’s Middle Eastern branch also helped stage the region’s first Formula E event, which it claims was also the first major international sports event to ever be held in Saudi Arabia.

Protec supplied audio and video services to the event, which broadcasted live to 140 screens around the venue, as well as to viewers around the world.

Protec European Events, based in the UK, has also been expanding. The company has acquired a new 68,000sqft warehouse space for equipment storage, accommodating a new staging and scenic department.

This expanded space also means job opportunities. Protec are opening up some new roles for project managers, senior riggers and senior audio, lighting & video technicians.