Twickenham Stadium, London

Project: Supplying power cables to meet Rugby World Cup deadline

Location: Twickenham Stadium, London

Company: Rugby Football Union (RFU)


Tratos used its subsea cabling technology to combat the challenges of Twickenham Stadium’s high-water table to ensure the lights stayed on for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Tratos was approach to help develop a cable solution for a particularly harsh environment. Cable was needed to maintain its integrity despite constant immersion in water. Existing 11kV feeder cables with Low Smoke Zero Halogen sheathing installed in cable service ducts were deemed to be at risk of failure.

Tratos manufactured and supplied 3km of 185mm x 3 core MDPE black sheathed cable with graphite coating 6.35/11kV to BS 6622 within the required eight-week deadline. The specific cable supplied is designed for installation and continuous operation in waterlogged underground ducts for a design life of 20+ years.

Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby and the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the World. In 2015, it played host to the Rugby World Cup.

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