Case study: temporary power generation for 2002 FIFA World Cup

Aggreko Powers the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan

The challenge to the customer

Chosen by the Japan Organising Committee as the sole supplier of temporary power generation and distribution for the 10 world Cup venues in Japan, the 23MW contract won by Aggreko provided power to media broadcasting equipment, floodlights and scoreboard systems during the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan finals.

Temporary power generation

Working in conjunction with MyEnergy, the electrical consultants appointed by JAWOC, Aggreko designed a system with a high level of redundancy and supplied a comprehensive package of generators, bounded fuel tanks and electrical power distribution systems at each stadium, including each camera and commentary position.

Working closely with the engineering teams in Japan to design, install and operate dedicated power systems for each stadium, and having completed the design, we provided a total of 34 generators plus specialist distribution equipment and more than 100 km of cable for the event. Also supplied were engineers to operate and maintain the equipment to ensure another flawless performance at the World Cup finals.

The benefits to the customer

The planning process for the World Cup contracts spanned 18 months. A team from JAWOC and MyEnergy also visited the Aggreko base in Jebel Ali to inspect the equipment and facilities there. The 10 World Cup host venues in Japan where Aggreko supplied power included: Sapporo, Miyagi, Niigata, Ibaraki, Saitama, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Kobe, Osaka and Oita. The games concluded with the final match at Yokohama on June 30.

With such widespread locations in Japan, we also carefully planned the movements of our staff to ensure that we operated as efficiently as possible and had the appropriate resources available at each location. Aggreko is experienced in handling multi-site projects within a country, and this is another area of our expertise.

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