Temporary power for the Beijing Olympics 2008

Temporary Power for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

A highly reliable power supplier was required to provide uninterrupted, seamless power for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. With Olympic venues spread out all through Beijing and the surrounding country, the Beijing Olympic Committee needed a supplier who could work together with the local utility company. Vast amounts of power to support the infrastructure and opening and closing ceremonies were required.

Rental power

Aggreko provided 130 MW of power to 37 venues in three cities: Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong. This included fully-redundant power supply for the IBC (International Broadcast Center) which provided over 30 MW of un-interruptible power to broadcast the opening ceremonies to over 496 million eager viewers around the world.

Fact file:

  • 130 MW power supplied
  • 37 venues powered by Aggreko
  • 307 generators
  • 1573 distribution boards
  • 407 kilometers of cabling
  • 150 local staff recruited and trained

Commenting on the project, Xu Jian, Director of Construction and Environment Department of BOCOG stated: “I am extremely pleased with the level of cooperation and one team approach between BOCOG, Beijing Power Corporation and Aggreko. Once again, Aggreko has demonstrated its reputaion of delivering what it said it would do".

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