Aggreko Power Swings into Action at 2012 Ryder Cup
HOUSTON -- September 27, 2012
Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power and temperature control,
announced today that it is providing large-scale power generation and climate
control for the 2012 Ryder Cup, taking place September 25-30 at Medinah
Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.
Over the course of the last year, Aggreko designed a power and cooling
solution that will allow golf fans from around the world to enjoy the
international event in safety and comfort, without detracting from the beauty
of the surroundings. The specialized equipment to be used at the event was
built specifically for golf tournaments and large-scale spectator events such
as the Ryder Cup. It includes quiet, uninterruptible TwinPack generators -
which provide cleaner, quieter and more convenient temporary power than other
commonly used generator sets - and custom-built tent air conditioners.
Aggreko’s design took account of the various sizes of temporary and permanent
facilities, including the 38,400 square foot merchandise shop, the 40,000
square foot International Pavilion and a members’ tent that will accommodate
650 Medinah Country Club Members. Aggreko will also provide power and
temperature control for four PGA partners’ tents, a media center, three bus
terminals and the event’s opening and closing ceremonies. Powering an event of
this magnitude requires tons of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:
*15 MW of power - enough to power over 700 homes
*5,120 tons of water-chilling and air-conditioning equipment – enough to
cool over 1,200 homes
*Approximately 48 miles of cable
*A crew of 20 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation
“Aggreko is proud to be the exclusive supplier of temporary power and cooling
systems for The PGA of America,” said Gary Meador, head of event services,
Aggreko North America. “The Ryder Cup is the largest job the PGA manages in
the U.S., and it depends on Aggreko to provide essential services without
detracting from the attractive appearance of the many temporary structures
throughout the venue."
Aggreko North America has a long history of providing power to high-profile
events, not only for previous Ryder Cups, but also several national sporting
events, and the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,500 people operating
from 165 locations. In 2011 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.4bn (USD 2.2bn or Euros 1.6bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE
100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please
visit the company website at www.aggreko.com.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 165 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our International Power Projects
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International
Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues,
we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we
charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the
electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for
these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the power utilities in over 50
countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2011 we fulfilled almost 43,000 customers’ assignments and when researched,
69% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at:
Ward Creative Communications
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
Marketing Communications Specialist
Simon Lyons, +44 141 2255900
Global Director of Marketing & Communications
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