August 2013- Moscow, Russia: Aggreko, the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control services is providing a complete power solution to operate the international television broadcast facilities at the 2013 IAAF World Championships taking place from the 10th to the 18th of August at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
This year’s event is 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships and is the largest global sporting event of the year. Over 2,000 athletes from more than 200 countries are competing across nine days of competition. With a worldwide television audience of 5 billion viewers, ensuring there is reliable system in place to power the broadcast facilities is a major consideration for both the organisers and the broadcast services provider, Eurovision Production Coordination (EPC).
Aggreko is powering all aspects of the international television broadcast facilities within the stadium including the field of play camera positions, time keeping, television studios and commentary boxes. Outside of the stadium, the system also powers the television compound and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). The installation consists of 6 MW of power generation connected throughout the Luzhniki stadium via a network of 250 distribution panels and 20 kilometers of cable.
“The 2013 IAAF World Championships is the first major event Aggreko has supported in Russia and follows our previous projects at IAAF World Championship events in Daegu in 2011 and Berlin in 2009,” commented David de Behr, Head of Events Services, Aggreko EMEA. “I am very excited that Aggreko’s extensive expertise, knowledge and experience in supporting the world’s major sporting and cultural events is now available to the Russian events market.”