Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Following Aggreko’s successful delivery of temporary power at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, Aggreko has once again been selected to be the Official Temporary Power Generator of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which will take place in Brazil. The company has signed an agreement to provide temporary power for broadcasting of all matches in each of the 12 host cities. In addition, Aggreko will provide power and temperature control services for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which will be installed at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro.
Aggreko will provide the power required for the broadcasting (television, radio, internet and press media) of all 64 matches of the competition, which will be watched by more than three billion people around the world; Aggreko will also power the electronic advertising boards around the pitch. The contract will encompass the supply, installation and operation of over 46 megawatts of generating capacity, 1,000 distribution panels and 200 km of electric cables.
Over recent years Aggreko has invested heavily in building its business in South America, and now has revenues in the region of around $400 million. The award of the FIFA World Cup contract follows the acquisition by Aggreko in 2012 of the largest power rental business in Brazil, Poit Energia, and Aggreko’s ability to serve FIFA efficiently will be supported by service centres and people who have come into Aggreko as part of the acquisition.
Rupert Soames, CEO of Aggreko, said: “Billions of people share in the excitement of the FIFA World Cup because of broadcasting. But behind the cameras lies enormously complex engineering and logistics, and Aggreko is proud to be part of the team that delivers a faultless end result. Aggreko’s has unique experience in the provision of power and temperature control solutions for the world’s largest sporting occasions, and amongst recent events, Aggreko was the exclusive temporary power provider for the Olympics in London in 2012; Vancouver in 2010; Beijing in 2008; and, of course, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Aggreko has also recently been awarded to supply power to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."