Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vulcan Awarded Runner-up of Oman World Fireworks Championship!

At the Presentation Dinner tonight, Vulcan was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2010 Oman World Fireworks Championship! As part of the 40th National Day Celebrations of the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest fireworks event ever held in the Middle East, last night's display by France was the last of 6 international fireworks displays held over the last 2 weeks. Australia, USA, England, France, Italy and China were represented.

Here is what the Judges said about our display:

"That high standard was established from the very first seconds by the first competitor, Vulcan Fireworks from China. From the moment they filled the sky with huge synchronised shell bursts as they began their display we, the jury, knew we were seeing a display of the highest international standards. The scale, power and intensity of the aerial display was awesome. The quality of the material was excellent, and included effects which none of the jury, not even the technical judges, had seen before. The Vulcan display was a terrific start to the competition, and set a very high benchmark for other competitors to follow."

Mubarak Al Busaidi, Ewan Cheung and Mark Wooding.

Vulcan would like to thank the Organizers of the World Fireworks Championship for inviting us to participate in this exciting competition!

A video of our display can be seen here:

Vulcan | Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010 HD from Vulcan Fireworks on Vimeo.

A Behind the Scene Video Magazine from the Luxury Channel about Vulcan at the World Fireworks Championship.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shogun Aquatic Fireworks

We get lots of requests for Aquatic Fireworks. In addition to our Vulcan range of Aquatic Minebags, we have the Shogun range of Aquatic Fireworks.

Here are videos of 5 SHOGUN Aquatic Fireworks!!

36 Shot Watercake: Flower Crown to Blue

36 shot Water Cake Butterfly

36 shot Water Cake Red Green Blue Flares

36 Shot Watercake Blue Mine Red Crossettes

6" Watershell - Silver Gerb / Blue Flares

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Muscat, Oman

The Grand Mosque in Muscat Oman took 6 years to build and was inaugurated by His Majesty the Sultan in 2001.

The entire site covers 416,000 square metres with The Mosque complex covering 40,000 square metres. It can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers.

The interior of the Grand Mosque is lavishly decorated with marble adorned with ceramic floral patterns. The ceilings are inspired by Omani forts. The dome comprises a series of ornate, engraved stained glass triangles within a framework of marble columns, and a Swarovski crystal chandelier with gold-plated metalwork hangs down for a length of 14 meters.

A major feature of the main prayer hall is the hand-made Persian carpet consisting of 1,700 million knots, weighing 21 tonnes and made in a single piece measuring 70 x 60 metres. It took 4 years, 600 female weavers from province of Khurasan in Iran to complete.

Photos by Ewan Cheung

Bad News ... It's Snowing in Liuyang ..

It has started snowing in Liuyang, which is not good news, as it means production will slow down and workers will not show up for work ... This makes delivery even worst in light of the dwindling fireworks workforce experienced by factories in both Hunan, Guangxi and Jiangxi.

Oman 2010 World Fireworks Championships : VULCAN : The Luxury Channel

This clip is part of a documentary made by the Luxury Channel on the Oman World Fireworks Championships 2010.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photos from Vulcan's Opening Display in Oman

Photos taken by Ahmed S Al-Harthy

Pixie Dust shells

Green Glitter Palms with Orange Pistils and Blue Zipper Cake.

Custom made 100 shots Jet Propulsions all fired simultaneously, salutes shells, hammer boxes, with 4" diamond screamer minebags and Silver Kamuro shells.

18mm Comet Cakes in purple, yellow, white, blue, green, orange and red.
Jellyfish shells (red peony with silver go getters)

White Glittering Willow with Red Mine modulars, Red to Green Peony Shells, Salutes, and Red and Green bombards with silver tail modulars.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010

Vulcan kick started the Oman World Fireworks Championship on 6th December in Al Qurum Natural Park, Muscat, Oman with an awesome display!

As part of the celebration for the 40th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman, six Competitors from around the world will compete for in the Championship. Keep up to date on the competition here.

Thank you to the whole Vulcan Team (Steffen Braunlich, Danny van Leeuwen, John Werner, Gilles Keyser, Erik, Cindy, Ricky and Steven) and Laurent Jéfaut, Keith Hill and Jon Webb, for all their hard work and great memories during the 4 days of set up.

The 22 minute display titled HARMONY consisted of 3699 cues, 260 different effects, and over 4000 shells from 2.5" to 7". Designed by John Werner and Cindy Cheung, scripted and fired with the Galaxis wireless firing system.

Video of the display can be seen on Vimeo