Aggreko’s Hole-In-One Power and Cooling Services Supplies the 2014 PGA Championship
Quiet, uninterruptible generators and efficient design are primary choice for the PGA Championship
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation and temperature control solutions, is providing large-scale power generation and climate control for the 2014 PGA Championship, taking place August 4-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY.
“Designing power and cooling solutions for high-profile events of this nature requires strong safety practices and a level of project management experience that is second to none”
The Aggreko event team designed a power and cooling solution that will allow the anticipated 45,000 golf fans per day to enjoy the event in safety and comfort, while maintaining the integrity and beauty of the surroundings. The sprawling Valhalla grounds, owned by The PGA of America, encompasses more than 400 acres dedicated to supporting large-scale tournaments. The Aggreko team worked closely with the PGA and the local utility to develop a cost-effective solution that took into account the various sizes of temporary facilities, from the merchandising tent and corporate chalets to the security and media compound. The unique design incorporated both temporary power and electricity from the local utility to create a more efficient solution, resulting in significant cost and fuel savings.
The event utilizes specialized cooling and power equipment built specifically for golf tournaments and significant spectator events. It includes uninterruptible generators operating in parallel - which provide cleaner, quieter and more convenient temporary power than other commonly used generator sets. The cooling system also incorporates chillers and custom-built tent air conditioners.
Powering an event of this magnitude requires a range of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:
- More than 9 MW of power generators
- 3,000 tons of cooling equipment
- Approximately 35 miles of cable
- A crew of 15 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation
“Designing power and cooling solutions for high-profile events of this nature requires strong safety practices and a level of project management experience that is second to none,” said Todd Fasano, Event Services Project Manager, Aggreko North America. “We are honored to be the selected provider of the PGA Championship for the eighth year and look forward to many more opportunities with them in the future.”
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: www.aggreko.com/northamerica