Aggreko Powers and Cools 2013 U.S. Open Championship

Thu Jun 6, 2013 12:11pm EDT

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Aggreko Powers and Cools 2013 U.S. Open Championship

Rental utility leader swings into action for thirteenth year at leading golf event

Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control solutions, is providing power generation and climate control for this year's U.S. Open Championship, which will run June 13 - 16. This is the thirteenth time Aggreko has been selected as the temporary utility provider of the tournament, which is hosted this year by the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Aggreko designed a power and cooling solution that will enable the sold-out crowd to enjoy the tournament in safety and comfort, without detracting from the beauty of the surroundings. The supplied equipment was customized specifically for golf tournaments and large-scale spectator events. 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.

The project is unique in that it will be spread out over two golf courses, private residences and the athletic compound at Haverford College. Aggreko’s design and logistics teams took account of the various sizes of temporary and permanent facilities to be installed throughout the grounds, including the Trophy Club and merchandise tent at 24,000 sq ft each. Powering an event of this magnitude requires tons of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:

  • 50 miles of cable to distribute power and cooling to more than 300 venues
  • Enough power generation for 14,000 average-size homes
  • 3,500 tons of water-chilling and air-conditioning equipment
  • A crew of 15 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation

“It’s a pleasure to be able to work with the USGA for the thirteenth time,” said David Prince, Senior Events Project Manager, Aggreko North America. “Each project we design is unique, and Aggreko’s dedicated events team has developed a custom temporary power and cooling installation to ensure the comfort of all participants attending this spectacular event.”

Aggreko North America has a long history of providing power to high-profile events, including presidential inaugurations, several national sporting events, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

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EDITOR’S NOTES

Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). 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 194 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 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 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers’ assignments and 70% 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: www.aggreko.com/northamerica

Ward Creative Communications
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
mlecronier@wardcc.com
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Aggreko, LLC
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
amy.stine@aggreko.com

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