Client Lagadiere Sports

Location Singapore

Sectors Events

The challenge

Uninterruptible power for a multi-faceted sporting spectacle

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore has been one of the few truly international sporting events in Singapore’s sporting calendar, since its introduction in 2014.

The country’s tourism board and key organisers committed to providing an all-encompassing experience, not just staging another sports event, but with the objective of promoting the sport within the country and to also generate more media and spectator focus..

Hence, the WTA Finals Singapore brings a myriad of side-line activities in accompaniment of the main action in the tennis court: A fan village with engaging activities, various exhibits and a retail element was staged for the general public to make this sporting spectacle bigger than ever before.

There’s also hospitality suites for corporate entertainment and functions. Key amenities such as kitchen facilities, players’ resting lounges and media broadcasting were also part of the mix that makes this event truly a tennis carnival, not just a competition.

While the venue boasts good infrastructure for a multi-faceted event of such scale, the surge in power requirements meant that the organiser had to seek additional power to get the event running.

They needed a power partner they could trust, with ample experience in handling the world’s largest events.

Project fact file

10 MVA

Of power for 7 days

21.1 Million

Global TV audiences

5 Years

Length of time Singapore has been chosen as host city

16 Generators

Providing power

The solution

10 MVA power package for 7 days

With our vast experience in dealing with international major sporting events, Aggreko knew that the first step was ensuring power demand would be continuously met, and with a focus on flexibility.

With the multiple components within the event area that needed to be powered, the set-up had to be well coordinated and flawless.

So, we designed a turnkey package that incorporated an automated back-up mechanism where in an unlikely situation of a generator glitch, the paired back-up generator activates, runs and replaces the preceding one seamlessly. This contingency offered our customer peace of mind, knowing that power would be the last of their worries.

The Aggreko Difference

We help your event serve up a winner

The impact

Flawless delivery enhances sport popularity

Our power solution across multiple components of this annual tennis carnival provided the perfect stage.

This contributed to the successful delivery of the event that had delighted the millions involved; fans, players, TV audiences and stakeholders alike.

The successful delivery of the series has gathered huge numbers over the course of 5 years between 2014-2018 and truly elevated the popularity of tennis in the country. It has reinforced Singapore’s reputation as a sports hub and premier destination for world class events.

“The WTA Finals had a complex power setup which encompassed multiple functional areas across several venues. Lagardère Sports needed a reliable partner who could provide uninterruptible power to ensure the smooth delivery of one of Singapore’s iconic sporting events. Aggreko’s turnkey solution more than met our expectations and we will not hesitate to partner with them again.”

 

Alex Tan Senior Manager, Tennis and Golf-Asia ,
Lagardère Sports

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