Major sporting events are the highlight of the year for many thousands of fans, so it is essential to have a power contractor you can rely on.
Taking place at a different venue every year, The Open Golf Championship is the largest annual one-off live broadcast installation, and requires some 2 megawatts of synchronized power to supply the BBC and its worldwide colleagues – a challenge that Powerline have met every year since our initial contract in 2004.
The Ryder Cup in 2002 (The Belfry), and 2006 (The K Club, Co. Kildare), allowed us to expand our capabilities, and source or create ever-more specialised equipment. This continued association with the Ryder Cup has seen The Powerline return to each of the European legs, supplying events held at The Celtic Manor (Wales) in 2010, Gleneagles, (Scotland) in 2014 and Le Golf National (France) in 2018. In 2019, we installed and maintaned electrical supplies for the broadcast compound to The Open, held in Portrush (Ireland).
With all sporting fixtures halted or held behind closed doors in 2020, we have worked closely with the European Tour to deliver mission critical supplies across all 9 of their UK based events. From the 6 swing events, through to the BMW Championship held at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club, our dedicated team has been on hand to adapt to the ever changing demands of events, during this unprecedented year. As requirements have changed, from medical requirements through to the viability of public attendance, the team have embraced the dynamic nature of these events, and delivered excellence throughout.
Our rolling investment strategy has allowed us to further our partnership with Film and Television Services, and supply to large broadcast compounds, including those installed for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, UEFA Champions League Finals in Manchester (2003) and Wembley (2011, 2013), and the annual Oxford / Cambridge Boat Race since 2005.
During the busy football season, Powerline’s bespoke truck-mounted twin sets regularly power outside broadcast units at English and Welsh Premiership grounds.
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Powerline has what it takes to be your best choice
At Powerline, we pride ourselves on our depth of experience, and history of successful delivery.
Our team of experts make sure your requirements are met whatever the challenge. We will ensure the best solution for your needs.
Powerline work using our knowledge and attention to detail to ensure you have power in even the most challenging of places.
We pride ourselves on giving you the power to make it happen.
Powerline are on hand to advise on fail-safe and contingency solutions.
When you need to make sure you have backup and support, Powerline will be standing by.
Quality, safety and reliability are all key to our service offering. We make sure all of our equipment is inspected and tested on a regular basis.
Our team have what it takes to provide you with the best service in the business.
At Powerline, we are more than just a hire company, we have specialists on hand who will evaluate your requirements and provide you with a quote that covers all the power, distribution and accessories you will need to get your event up and running. It does not stop there, our specialist team can oversee the installation, and remain onsite to make sure all you need to do is focus on running your event.