27 July 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa - Aggreko plc, along with its joint venture partner Shanduka Group, has begun decommissioning the temporary power plants used to successfully power the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. In total, 56 MW of power was provided throughout the tournament to the ten host stadiums and to the International Broadcast Centre.
The power was provided under two separate contracts. The first was a 29 MW broadcast power contract under which Shanduka-Aggreko provided temporary power packages for the television and radio broadcast of the tournament. Under the second contract, Shanduka-Aggreko provided 27 MW of ‘domestic’ power to the stadiums. The domestic power supply included the accreditation and ticket centres, security checkpoints and the hospitality, food and beverage and merchandising facilities.
The temporary power supply at all venues operated successfully for the duration of the tournament. The decommissioning of the equipment, including all generators, fuel tanks, distribution panels and cables, is expected to be completed by the middle of August.
Power supply statistics:
- 56 MW of power is enough to supply over 56,000 homes
- 253 generators were utilised for the project
- 525 kilometres of cable was installed
- 360 staff were employed on the project, 320 of whom were locally-employed South Africans