Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) from Delta Electronics have been installed at five of the Russian football stadiums selected to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Over 3 MW have been installed to power football field lighting, emergency lighting, broadcasting, data transmission and security systems, Delta said.

The company added that 1.2 MW will support football field and emergency lighting, more than 1.5 MW will power key infrastructure such as common area lighting, emergency notification systems and fire protection systems, and approximately 300 kW will support surveillance and data transmission equipment.

Delta said it had installed differently-sized systems at each site depending on need. In two of the stadiums, for backup power for fire safety systems such as automatic extinguishers and alarms, it installed both 500 kVA UPSs and models between 20 kVA and 120 kVA. In another stadium it installed UPSs rated at 400 kVA to support football field lighting masts, common area lighting and emergency lighting.

Marat Fayrushin, Delta’s general manager for the Russia & CIS region, said: “This breakthrough is cemented by our credentials in Russia, where Delta’s UPS systems and our partners’ professional services enable higher energy efficiency and steady operations in data centres and other mission critical applications in government entities, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and universities.”