Aggreko: Seamless Power for 10 World Cup Stadiums and the IBC

Aggreko Power Farms at Geen Point Stadium, Cape Town and Soccer City, Johannesburg

Aggreko plc along with its joint venture partner Shanduka Group provides temporary power and temperature control for broadcast and technical services for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.The contract involves providing broadcasting power in all 10 World Cup Stadium Venues, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and FIFA headquarters, as well as temperature control at the IBC.

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Shanduka-Aggreko National Supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The Aggreko power farms have supported the broadcasting of the 64 matches of the competition to over 3 billion people world-wide. The installation of some 300 kilometres of cable and 30 megawatts of generating capacity was necessary to power up all broadcast installations at the IBC in Johannesburg and the outside broadcast facilities of HBS and the Media Rights Licensees at the 10 stadiums.

The Aggreko Power Generators arrive at Soccer City

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Shanduka Group is a leading African investment holding company, and has formed an unincorporated joint-venture with Aggreko to execute the World Cup contract. Both companies worked together to supply temporary power to the FIFA 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko, said: “Having recently supplied temporary power to both the Vancouver Winter Olympics and last year’s Confederations Cup in South Africa, we were delighted to have been selected by the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee to secure their broadcast power. This underscores our position as the leading supplier of power and temperature control to major sporting events worldwide.”

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