England Powers 2010 FIFA World Cup

Renold Hi-Tec Couplings, located in Halifax, England, are supplying couplings to the supplier of temporary power for broadcast and technical services for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


The couplings will be used to connect the engine to the alternator which provides broadcasting power in all 10 world cup stadium venues, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and FIFA headquarters.

To ensure the broadcasting of all 64 matches to over 3 billion people worldwide is trouble-free, the Renold Hi-Tec RB 3.86 SAE rubber-in-compression coupling has been chosen for these generator sets.

The RB coupling is a reliable, fail-safe design which ensures that the drive is always maintained between the engine and the alternator and therefore that the power supply is continuous.

The RB also tunes the torsional vibration system which ensures low vibratory loads in the driveline and maximises the life of the driveline components.

Renold Hi-Tec have supplied couplings to customers for various projects around the world and so were the obvious choice for this high profile, prestigious contract where loss of power isn’t an option.