Aggreko has been selected as the official temporary power provider of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The rental company will be providing power and temperature control (TC) solutions to the tournament’s broadcast network, ensuring people around the world can tune in and watch the games without interruption.
Continuous transmission of the live action will come from world media at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). Set up in Rio de Janeiro’s Riocentro, Latin America’s largest exhibition centre, the IBC will be supported by direct feeds from media set up at any one of the interim broadcast compounds built in each of the tournament’s 12 stadiums.
Aggreko will be installing both power and TC solutions to the IBC as well as each of the 12 interim broadcast compounds including the stadium’s LED screens, assuring event organisers, sponsors, media and their expectant audiences that airtime will not be affected.
The company will provide a total of 50 MW, of which 12 MW will be used as guaranteed power to the IBC, and the remainder distributed across the 12 stadiums. They will also be providing TC solutions, ensuring heat sensitive broadcast equipment is maintained at the right temperature as well as climate control for busy news desks.
As the temporary hub for broadcasters during major sport events, all 64 matches will be transmitted by the IBC, reaching a cumulative global audience of billions. Aggreko will also be providing primary power to the stadiums’ LED screens where pitch action will be transmitted live.