Casino resort contract moves forward following pandemic delays

Security and surveillance systems business, Synectics, says it has secured further orders for a new casino resort project in South East Asia.

The Sheffield-based company and its long-standing integration partner, Empire Automation, were awarded the contract in December 2022 to provide a surveillance system for Solaire Metro North, a large new-build casino resort in the Philippines, which had been expected to be operational in late 2023.

Developed by Bloomberg Resorts, the resort was originally slated to open in 2021.

However the Covid-19 pandemic caused ongoing delays and challenges to the construction, and it is now expected to open in early 2024.

Empire Automation has been working with the customer to determine the final composition of the solution, including camera selection and coverage.

This has been completed and Synectics has now received further purchase orders bringing the value of the project to approximately $3m/£2.4m. It is expected this will be delivered in the fourth quarter of the company’s financial year ended 30 November 2023.

Paul Webb, chief executive of Synectics, said: “While casino operations in the region have now largely returned to normal, expected projects across the sector are still experiencing delays.

“It is heartening that this project is now proceeding, albeit later than previously expected.”

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