Aggreko Drives Power and Cooling for 2013 PGA Championship

Wed Aug 7, 2013 10:10am EDT

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Aggreko Drives Power and Cooling for 2013 PGA Championship

Leader in Rental Services is the Choice for Oak Hill Country Club

Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation and temperature control solutions, is providing large-scale power generation and climate control for the 2013 PGA Championship, taking place August 5-11 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY.

The Aggreko event team designed a power and cooling solution that will allow more than 35,000 golf fans to enjoy the event in safety and comfort, without detracting from the beauty of the surroundings. With more than 200 tented venues, from the merchandise tent to the corporate chalets, the design took into account the various sizes of temporary facilities needing temporary power generation and climate control spread throughout the course.

The specialized equipment to be used at the event was built specifically for golf tournaments and large-scale spectator events such as the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and U.S. Open. 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.

Powering an event of this magnitude requires tons of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:

  • 8200 kW of power generators
  • 2,360 tons of cooling equipment
  • Approximately 34 miles of cable
  • A crew of 15 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation

“Aggreko is proud to be the exclusive supplier of temporary power and cooling systems for the PGA Championship,” said Todd Fasano, Event Services Project Manager, Aggreko North America. “It is a pleasure to work with the PGA Championship for the 7th time to deliver a flawless, custom installation of temporary power and cooling systems for a spectacular event watched the world over.”

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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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