Glasgow’s Aggreko to power Rugby World Cup

Glasgow-based Aggreko, the world’s largest temporary power firm, said on Thursday it will provide the critical power and distribution for the ninth Rugby World Cup in Japan which takes place from September 20 to November 2.

Aggreko will supply power to 12 venues spread across Japan as well as the International Broadcast Centre that is responsible for providing the television coverage to millions of fans across the world.

“Aggreko is tasked with all critical power systems and distribution for all broadcast activities, and Field of Play Backup Systems too,” said the firm.

“Venues are spread around the country, providing a logistical challenge, so Aggreko will ensure around 80 engineers will be on site to support the operations and logistics.”

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “The appointment of company with a proven track record in major events delivery to the tournament commercial family will further broaden the reach and profile of what is shaping-up to be the most popular Rugby World Cup ever with record ticket demand and the biggest-ever broadcast and digital media footprint.”

Robert Wells, Managing Director, Aggreko Events Services, said: “Aggreko are proud to be chosen to provide our critical services to such a global and prestigious event as Rugby World Cup 2019.

“We have ample experience handling the worlds’ biggest events, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup certainly falls under that category.”