Aggreko Powers Dubai World Cups first year at Meydan

Aggreko Powers Dubai World Cup’s First Year at Meydan

  • Dubai World Cup takes place at Meydan Race Course for first time
  • Aggreko supplies 6 MW to power the opening ceremony and concert as well as back-up power for the event
  • Aggreko’s unrivalled events experience helped to secure the contract

March 2010: Dubai, UAE – Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, supplied 6 MW of power to the Dubai Racing Club as the first Dubai World Cup was held at the new Meydan course on Saturday, March 27th.

Aggreko supplied power for the opening ceremony of the famous World Cup, the climax of Dubai’s racing calendar as well as for main stage and a complex lighting rig to support performances from internationally acclaimed artists Elton John and Santana.  Aggreko also worked closely with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to provide back up support during the event, held at the world’s largest racecourse.

Meydan was constructed as the new home of the prestigious World Cup and is expected to attract the best thoroughbreds, owners and racing nobility from around the world.

Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, said: “The Dubai World Cup is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and we are delighted to be part of it. Meydan is without doubt a world-class venue, but the event would not happen without a supply of efficient and reliable power. With our successful track record of supplying power for large scale events, from the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens to the Olympic Games, we understand just how important a dependable power supply is.”

Stewart Hudd, technical director at Meydan’s events organisation company, M-is, said: “Aggreko has a strong track record of experience in the provision of power for large scale events and concerts, which was a major deciding factor in the tender process. With this being the first World Cup at Meydan, having a power supply in place that guaranteed efficient power throughout the entire event helped us to ensure that the experience surpassed all expectations and made for a memorable weekend.”

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