16 November 2011, Dubai, UAE: Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has successfully powered the recent Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA)/ARENA Swimming World Cup in Dubai.
Taking place at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai on October 7th and 8th, this was the first leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, a series of 34 races conducted over five weeks at seven meets across the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Aggreko was contracted to provide a total of 6 MW as standby power to the main stadium as well as 600 KW of technical power for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). The event was broadcast live throughout the world, and in order to ensure that not a stroke was missed, efficient and reliable power was critical.
Aggreko’s extensive experience in powering events and broadcast centres - including the successful delivery of a similar power package to the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai in 2010 - was a key factor in the company winning the contract with the Dubai Sports Council.
Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, said: “Our track record gives clients the assurance they need that we can deliver power exactly as they require. Live broadcasting must have a steady stream of power at all times to ensure there are no breaks in the feed, something that our team has managed for events such as Dubai’s own Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and the recent Olympic Games in Beijing and Vancouver.”