HOUSTON--()--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.
“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.”
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 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 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: www.aggreko.com/northamerica.