Aggreko Powers the Rugby World Cup Sevens, Dubai 2009
Aggreko will provide temporary power and temperature control
services to World Cup Sevens being held at The Sevens venue,
Additional power will enable the venue to host up to 50,000
spectators a day
Dubai, March 2009 - Aggreko, the global leader
in provision of temporary power and
temperature control services, has been
awarded the contract to provide rental power and temperature
control to the International Rugby Board (IRB) Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009, to be
held in March in Dubai, UAE.
For the first time, the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament will
be taking place in Dubai at The Sevens, a purpose-built venue which
has a total capacity of 50,000 per day. The Sevens venue was
inaugurated in November 2008, when it successfully hosted the
largest Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament to date. It
has been built as a ‘flexible’ venue, which means that it includes
a permanent grandstand and has also been designed to allow for
expanded capacity using temporary facilities. The permanent
capacity of the grandstand is 5,000, while temporary stands and the
temporary power supply allow the capacity of the stadium to be
increased to 50,000 spectators for events such as the World Cup
Aggreko has worked closely with tournament organisers to
engineer, install and commission a 10.4MW temporary power
plant, which will provide additional base load
power, as well as back-up power supply.
All large-scale sporting events such as the World Cup require a
back-up power supply in order to ensure total power reliability.
The IRB has recently announced that the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009
will surpass all previous Sevens tournament broadcast records and
will be screened in 140 countries through 25 international
broadcasters. The Aggreko rental power package will ensure that the
broadcast center at The Sevens will have the power necessary to
provide uninterrupted coverage of the tournament.
In addition to the power package, Aggreko will be providing
temporary cooling for the VIP and Corporate tents.
A combination of chillers, air handlers and AC units will be used,
totalling 4,506kW of cooling.
Aggreko’s involvement in the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 is not
restricted to power and temperature control: the company continues
its sponsorship of the now familiar
Aggreko Dynamos, the cheerleading squad that encourages fans to
support their favourite teams during the event.
Phil Burns, Managing Director of Aggreko Middle East, commented:
“After the success of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens in
2008, where Aggreko also provided temporary power and temperature
control to the tournament for the ninth year in a row, we are
pleased to continue working at The Sevens venue for the Rugby World
Cup Sevens. We take great pride in being able to support
large-scale events such as this, especially by ensuring
uninterrupted power for television broadcasting and other