Abu Dhabi, December 2009 - Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, will supply over 10 MW of power to Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, which is one of the venues for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009, being played from the 9th to 19th of December. Aggreko will provide power to the fan zone, the VIP areas and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which will allow millions of fans around the world to tune in and watch the tournament over the 10 days. The 43,000 capacity stadium at Zayed Sports City will play host to teams such as FC Barcelona, Club Estudiantes de la Plata and Auckland City FC, with the final match being played on December 19. The contract was awarded to Aggreko following a competitive tender process involving many local suppliers.
Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, said: “We are delighted to be working with Zayed Sports City on this project. The UAE is fast becoming a hub for sporting events on this scale and having a good quality power supply is imperative, especially for the International Broadcasting Centre, when millions of viewers will be watching the tournament.”
Aggreko is the leader in power rental for the events industry and has provided turn-key power packages for the Olympic Games in Beijing, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Sydney and Turin, as well as other major sporting events such as the Football, Rugby and Cricket World Cups, and many golf championships.