Aggreko to Power the NCAA’s Men’s Final Four Celebrations for the Eighth
HOUSTON -- April 2, 2014
Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control solutions
and Official Supplier to the NCAA, will provide temporary power generation
services for the eighth consecutive year to local festivities surrounding the
NCAA Men’s Final Four. The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
national semi-finals and national championship will take place on April 5 and
7 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Aggreko was chosen for its successful track record with the NCAA, in addition
to its long-standing industry experience providing large-scale power
generation solutions for high-profile sporting events. Utilizing its national
network of service depots, Aggreko’s previous successes include the 2013
America’s Cup, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, seven PGA
Championships, and nine U.S. Open golf tournaments.
More than 10 miles of cable and 6 MW of electricity, enough to continuously
power 600 average-size homes for one week, will be provided to ensure NCAA
event celebrations run smoothly. Powering the Infiniti Tip-Off Tailgate at
AT&T stadium and also the March Madness Music Festival and pep rally at
Reunion Park required Aggreko to station a team of 12 technicians over the
course of 16 days to manage the preparation, safe installation, and
dismantling of equipment. Each performance stage will include Aggreko’s
environmentally-friendly Tier 4i generators, incorporating the latest engine
technology available with 80% lower emission levels. Units range from 30 kW to
500 kW and will be monitored 24/7 via Aggreko’s Remote Monitoring (ARM)
“With high-profile events such as the NCAA, it’s important to understand how
to successfully manage the numerous moving parts involved in powering events
of this scale,” said Gary Meador, Head of National Event Services, Aggreko
North America. “Aggreko’s years of experience and expertise in the energy
management industry positioned us to most effectively work with other vendors
and employees to safely accomplish this task.”
For more information, visit www.aggreko.com/northamerica.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating
from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). 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 202 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
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 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
Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries
including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers’ assignments and 72% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at:
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
Marketing Communications Specialist
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