The Vancouver Winter Olympics: Rexel participates in a number of infrastructure projects
Rexel, world leader in the distribution of electrical equipment, has, over the last few years, been involved in the construction of many of the infrastructures for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, which will open in a few days’ time.
Working alongside the Vanoc (Vancouver Olympic Committee) and numerous engineering firms, Rexel Canada advised and supplied a great number of well-suited electrical equipment for the many projects* undertaken for the occasion: Olympic village, sporting facilities, Convention Centre, airport, water treatment, etc.
One of the most high profile examples of this equipment is the lighting for the Whistler Medals Plaza, which will be the focus of all the TV cameras, and a high performance fibre optic telecommunications network set up for visitors and athletes.
The two networks of Rexel Canada, Westburne and Nedco, began working on the projects very early on and contributed to ensuring that this key sporting event will take place in the best possible conditions.
Wimbledon in 2009, Vancouver in 2010, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, the London Olympics in 2012… More than ever before, the Rexel Group is involved in the largest sporting infrastructure projects around the world. Rexel meets this challenge on a daily basis thanks to the combined excellence of its logistics and bespoke services.
* The projects in which Rexel participated for the Vancouver Winter Olympics:
Sporting facilities: telecommunication equipment for the Whistler Sliding Centre, cables for the snow making equipments on Whistler Mountain, cables for the Richmond Oval speed skating rink, equipment for the Nordic ski trails,
Olympic venues: outdoor lighting for the Whistler Medals Plaza, lighting and the communication system at the Whistler Olympic Village, cables for the Olympic Broadcast Centre, electrical equipment for the Vancouver Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre,
Other installations and transport infrastructures: lighting at the Cypress Mountain Day Lodge, equipment for the Vancouver Convention Centre, the False Creek Community Centre and the Squamish Roundhouse, airport improvement works, the Canada line skytrain, lighting, motor control centres and variable frequency drives for the Whistler Waste Water Treatment Plant and composting facility.