Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of Temporary Power and Temperature Control Services, supplied 3.6 MW of power to the Brazilian venue of the International FIFA Fan Fest (IFFF) to be held in Rio de Janeiro for the duration of the FIFA World CupTM, from 11th June to 11th July 2010.
The FIFA Fan Fest is a free admission event allowing football fans to watch all the FIFA World Cup matches live via giant state-of-the art screens and entertainment systems at public locations in nine South African cities, as well as six major cities around the globe.
Aggreko supplied 3.6 MW of power to the IFFF Rio at the Copacabana Beach where crowds of more than 20,000 people were expected. Fan Fest Rio take place in a 26,000 square metre area. Aggreko used around 10 kilometres of cable and 100,000 gallons of bio-diesel fuel for this event, which required power equivalent to that of 4,500 homes.
Aggreko powered the two main areas of the event: the central stage and the audience arena. The power used to support all audio-visual equipment including a giant, 120 square metre LED screen, in addition to the event production tent and the event beverage centre.
The power supplied the hospitality areas, bars, restaurants and the FIFA store within the audience arena as well as powering various daily events including concerts and cultural shows, from 10am to midnight.
Diogenes Neto, Managing Director, Aggreko South America, said: “Aggreko is proud to extend its partnership with FIFA to support the International FIFA Fan Fest Rio. Our aim is to ensure the delivery of a successful event, staging a truly unique experience for everyone involved.”