Aggreko supplies temporary power plant for World Cup Sevens Dubai 2009

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, Dubai

  • 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 Sevens.

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 functions.”

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