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Aggreko powers 2014 Ryder Cup

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:06 -- Laura Varriale
Aggreko Gleneagles

Power supplier Aggreko is to provide 17MW of temporary power to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland.

The contract includes technical power supply to broadcasters, backup support on location at Gleneagles and air conditioning for on site facilities. Around 40 different temporary structures will need to be powered and cooled.

Aggreko plans to perform its uninterruptible TwinPack generators at the golf event. The generators work together in one container and are designed to minimise sound emissions from power production.

Around 600 distribution boards will be utilised to connect and feed power supplies around the golf course.

"Aggreko has vast experience of providing temporary power and temperature control solutions at golf tournaments. Doing so at the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is on our doorstep and is perhaps higher profile than any previous tournament is a great privilege,” said Angus Cockburn, interim chief executive officer of Aggreko, who stepped into the role after Rupert Soames left to join outsourcing business Serco.

The Ryder Cup is only one of Aggreko’s major event assignments in the past. The company provided power for five FIFA World Cups, nine Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as for four previous Ryder Cups in Europe.

The 2014 Ryder Cup will take place on 23-28 September.