Aggreko Scores Big at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan
The challenge to the customer
And, Aggreko was there. Chosen by the Japan Organising Committee
as the sole supplier of temporary electrical 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.
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