Aggreko to power Ryder Cup
By Joe Malone31 May 2018
The UK’s Aggreko has announced it has secured a contract to power the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament, which takes place in France from 25-30 September this year.
The contract marks the 7th time Aggreko has been appointed by the event owners and a contract has already been agreed for the 2022 event. The company will have a team of 38 on site at Le Golf National for a period of up to six months. It will spend 1,441 days on the installation, monitoring and decommissioning.
Aggreko will power all facilities across the more-than 6,700m of the 18-hole course, including catering, hospitality, fan screens and the Grand Stand. Thirty-five heat pump chillers and almost 2,000 light fittings will also be provided throughout the site in both hospitality and behind the scenes for safety and security.
The company will also be providing 23MVA of temporary power via 154km of cable to a series of tournaments in the run-up to The Ryder Cup itself.
Robert Wells, managing director for Events Services, Aggreko, said, “Powering The 2018 Ryder Cup is a real highlight of our work on the European Tour and illustrates our commitment to golfing events. We’re proud to continue Aggreko’s successful delivery of the last seven Ryder Cups and demonstrating our wealth of experience on the European Tour and in events services globally.
“Our involvement so far has already spanned six months, covering site design, setup and delivery. A lot of work goes into providing the necessary power for these events while keeping the courses immaculate, a challenge which we relish.”
The European Tour agreed a six-year partnership with Aggreko last year. The current contract includes a minimum of 12 tournaments per year between 2017 and 2023, where Aggreko will provide related design and project management services.