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Norway attempts Guinness World Record in fireworks. 3,300 kilograms of gunpowder and spectacular fireworks will light up the sky over Vest-Agder County’s Søgne, Saturday. Søgne is a typical Norwegian municipality comprising an area of 148.5km2 (about 57.34 square miles). Its 10,855 inhabitants have one wish: To beat Dubai and enter The Guinness Book of Records. A Guinness World Records official will be there to witness the event.

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Norway attempts Guinness World Record in fireworks

Published on Saturday, 29th November, 2014 at 01:44 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last Updated on 29th November 2014 at 02:02.

3,300 kilograms of gunpowder and spectacular fireworks will light up the sky over Vest-Agder County’s Søgne, Saturday.

New Year's Eve in Søgne
This picture comes from 2013's display.New Year's Eve in Søgne
Photo: By kind permission of Håkon V. Treider


Søgne is a typical Norwegian municipality comprising an area of 148.5km2 (about 57.34 square miles).

Its 10,855 inhabitants have one wish: To beat Dubai and enter The Guinness Book of Records. A Guinness World Records official will be there to witness the event.

The attempt is a collaborative effort between window and door supplier Sør-Tre and SVEA Fyrverkerier, which supplies and arranges firework displays.

“It's our tribute to the Norwegian Constitution’s 200th anniversary,” says SVEA general manager Anders Sture. 

This thus makes it the world's largest fireworks event after half a year’s planning. Everyone was keen to achieve this, it’s incredibly cool,” Pablina Repstad leader of Søgne Handelsforening – a trade association – tells Kristiansand Avis.

Fireworks display in Søgne
Fireworks display in Søgne
By kind permission of Håkon V. Treider
It was Sør-Tre’s Frank Abildsnes who hatched the idea. He knew that it would be an expensive project, but hoped sponsorship money would mean they would break-even.

Consequently, local Søgne og Greipstad Sparebank is one of the proud main sponsors of this event.

The current world record holder for the largest fireworks display is Dubai, set last New Year's Eve. 479,651 were let off in just six minutes.

“We’ll be letting off more than about 530,000 in the same amount of time,” Mr. Abildsnes told the local paper. “A lot of technology is needed, but we should manage.”

He talks of about 90,000 a minute, or 1,500 per second. The fireworks also include creating a giant Norwegian flag larger than a football field in the sky, in this Constitution bicentennial year.

Event Agency Teamworks is hired as technical organizer and is responsible for implementation and logistics during the world record attempt.

18 staff from company Unique Pyrotechnics are responsible for launching the attempt, which meant depleting their inventory in Norway, Sweden and Finland in order to obtain sufficient fire control systems.

This year, the traditional Christmas tree lighting is expected to draw 15,000 visitors, with the fireworks display going off with a bang starting at 18:06.



Published on Saturday, 29th November, 2014 at 01:44 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last updated on 29th November 2014 at 02:02.

This post has the following tags: guinnessbookofrecords, guinnesworldrecord, fireworks, dubai, norway.





  
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