28 January 2014: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Aggreko, the world leader in temporary power generation and temperature control solutions, will provide large-scale power generation for America’s largest national football championship game on February 2, 2014 between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. The event, taking place in East Rutherford, NJ at the MetLife Stadium, will require heating and an unprecedented 21 MW of power, taking into consideration the frigid weather conditions and additional security needs of the highly populated metropolitan area.
“This marks the 24th year Aggreko will be supplying power and climate control solutions to the big game and surrounding festivities,” said David Prince, Event Services Senior Project Manager, Aggreko North America. “Our experience in dealing with energy demands both large and small equip Aggreko uniquely to execute the many engineered decisions and installations required for a successful event of this magnitude.”
Aggreko’s major events division, Aggreko Event Services, will power Bruno Mars’ half-time performance, the broadcast and international media compounds, stadium security efforts and several celebration sites and VIP areas.
Powering an event of this magnitude requires a massive amount of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:
- 21 megawatts of temporary electric power
- 60 heaters, including 740 kW of outdoor heat for the open-air stadium’s press seats
- A crew of 12 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation
- Hundreds of accessories, including panels, transformers and approximately 80 miles of cable
An event of this nature also requires detailed design and logistics. The Aggreko team kicked off initial planning meetings almost one year ago following the 2013 game, and installation for this year began right after the New Year. The complete project timeline, including equipment removal, will encompass approximately two months.
Aggreko has a long history of providing critical power to high-profile championship sporting events, including seven PGA Championships, nine U.S. Open championship tournaments and the recent 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. Aggreko has also recently been named the Official Temporary Power Generator of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™.