2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona

From the 27th of to the 1st of  August , the XX European Athletics Championships was held in Barcelona,  gathering in the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium more than 1,500 athletes from 50 nations, who were backed by more than 3,000 volunteers and television broadcastings that engaged 340 million viewers. With such sports and media projection, the organising committee put his trust in the professionalism of Aggreko for the supply and management of electricity generation and power distribution throughout the project.


More than 7,000 kVA of temporary power


For the stadium, the march to the entrance of the Parc de la Ciutadella and throughout the course of the marathon, Aggreko provided over 7,000 kVA with 21 generators to create fully protected poles of production in order to be able to offer both technical and domestic power for the television studio, the IBC , the press center , the commentator and written press boxes, the mixed zone, the Skycam and the railcam, the giant screens, the scoreboard screens and reception areas as well as areas of partners and sponsors, the stage of training and logistics center.

An electrical distribution plan to provide each facility with the energy required.

In total, there were prepared , delivered , installed , tested , used , dismantled and collected more than 20 km of power cable , 14 km of distribution cable, 180 power control cabinets and 1 km of duct cable during this project.

A project management pole comprised of technical teams from Aggreko Europe and Aggreko Spain, guaranteed the quality of the service and the delivery that an event of this magnitude requires, both before and during the celebration. Thus, this specific project management team was able to efficiently foresee the projects’ requirements in order to be able to react appropriately in case that any changes in the requirements arose during the installation and during the event.
The organizing committee and Aggreko believe that this event was a total success from both the technical, logistical and personal point of view, error free and of a very high quality standard.

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