Borri’s Emergency Power Scores With Top Football Club

Borri Ltd’s ECO-UPS solutions are the new emergency power behind a top football club in the north west of England after the company teamed up with a local contractor to successfully replace an out-dated Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) at the DW Stadium in Wigan.

The stadium’s existing UPS equipment was becoming unreliable after reaching the end of its life span supporting the security and IT systems at the famous 25,000-seater home of Premier League side Wigan Athletic Football Club and Super League team Wigan Warriors, one of the most successful rugby league teams in the country.

In partnership with K F Rowe Electrical Ltd, Borri replaced the obsolete equipment with its high-efficiency B9000FXS 60kVA UPS system, dismantled and safely disposed around 4000kg of lead acid batteries. This project was completed to a very strict deadline between Wigan FC’s first two home matches in the 2011 Premier League Season.

K F Rowe recommended the B9000FXS 60kVA UPS to stadium officials because of its affordability, compatibility with the existing equipment and Borri’s excellent customer support. The B9000FXS is fitted with three-hour autonomy, wallmount bypass switch and SNMP card and comes with a three-year warranty and 24/7 maintenance support for the UPS with an immediate response time.

Emergency power is an essential safety element of the electrical set-up in all major sports stadia, particularly on match days. At the DW Stadium, Borri’s UPS equipment is providing the greatest electrical protection to the ticketing IT system, turnstiles, dressing rooms, CCTV and PA systems.

Stadia of top professional football clubs are significant users of energy and in addition to hosting the matches involving Wigan Football Club and Wigan Warriors, the DW Stadium is also a popular venue for conferences, product launches, wedding receptions and parties.

DW’s stadium manager, Alan Sumner, said: “Considering the very tight timeframe Borri was working to, the planning, installation and commissioning of the UPS went seamlessly. There was no disruption to our operations. In fact it was so seamless staff in our ticket office were totally unaware that the commissioning had even taken place. We would certainly use them again.”

K F Rowe’s Peter Rowe, added: “Borri’s ECO-UPS equipment was recommended to me by another contractor. Their pricing for the project was very competitive; the service was brilliant and they helped complete the job in just three days during August.”