Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur have announced a long-term contract with Schneider Electric that sees the energy management company become an official supplier of the top-tier English soccer club’s new stadium.
Schneider Electric will distribute all power supply to Spurs’ new ground and integrate key systems designed to boost the stadium’s energy and operational efficiency.
Schneider Electric is embedding its EcoStruxure platform – the digital backbone that connects operations technology (OT) solutions with the latest in information technology (IT) – into the stadium’s architecture to provide real-time monitoring for preventative maintenance and personalised visitor experiences, including aspects such as temperature and lighting conditions.
The stadium’s electrical infrastructure will be monitored constantly from Schneider Electric’s remote field services bureau, while the company’s product experts will also be onsite to personally monitor the stadium’s power infrastructure on match days and in the build-up to any special events.
Matthew Collecott, Spurs’ director of operations, said: “Schneider Electric is a leading provider of energy and building management systems and we are delighted to announce its role in the stadium project. We have the upmost confidence in its ability to deliver a best-in-class energy management system, which will power one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.”
Schneider Electric president Mike Hughes, added: “We are delighted to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to create one of the world’s most compelling venues for sport and entertainment. By embracing digitisation and automation, the stresses associated with hosting and attending live events can be alleviated. Together, we will develop a next-generation customer experience for sports fans; one that is only achievable with the latest technology.”
Tottenham’s new state-of-the art, multi-use stadium, including a structurally engineered fully retractable pitch to enable the hosting of football, is set to open later this year.