NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America’s biggest national football championship game is gearing up for a gridiron battle of powerhouse teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, on February 3, 2013. For the 23rd time, Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control solutions, will provide large-scale power generation for the event, which is taking place in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“For 23 years Aggreko has provided temporary utility support for the big game and its many festivities”
Aggreko’s major events division, Aggreko Event Services, will power everything from Beyonce’s half-time performance to the broadcast and media compounds. Aggreko will also provide power for stadium security, several celebration sites and VIP areas.
Powering an event of this magnitude requires a massive amount of Aggreko equipment and manpower, including:
- 13 MWs of electricity, enough to power 5,200 medium-sized homes
- Hundreds of power accessories, including electrical panels, transformers, and approximately 50 miles of cable
- A crew of 20 Aggreko technicians for installation and operation
“For 23 years Aggreko has provided temporary utility support for the big game and its many festivities,” said David Prince, senior project manager for Aggreko Event Services. “The fact that Mardi Gras is taking place at the same time as the big game challenges Aggreko to find creative ways to install and monitor our temporary utility solutions at the Superdome while not interfering with the safety and enjoyment of tourists and fans.”
The Aggreko team began installation design six months prior to kick-off, and will have the support of its national network of service centers. Installation commenced four weeks before the game and the dismantling process will take 10 days.
Aggreko has a long history of providing power to high-profile events, including the recent Presidential Inauguration and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 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 centers, 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.