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Glasgow 2018 gains momentum

Glasgow 2018 European Championships has appointed Aggreko as the official temporary power supporter. An expert in mobile, modular power, heating and cooling solutions, Aggreko will provide both temporary and continuous reliable power across the Championships’ competition and non-competition venues in August next year.

To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar. Scotland and Berlin are the first host cities of the event.

Glasgow 2018 will take place between 2-12 August and will bring together some of the continent’s leading sports, including the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon, with a new Golf Team Championships.

“The latest addition to the Glasgow 2018 sponsor family, Aggreko, has helped deliver excellent multi-sport events around the world. Working with a well-known brand with its roots in Scotland will help guarantee the success of the inaugural European Championships,” said Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council.

Aggreko and its services will be used alongside existing venues to meet all the Championship’s power requirements over the 11-day celebration of sport and culture.

Commenting on the announcement, Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, said: “The Glasgow 2018 European Championships provide a fantastic opportunity for Scotland to demonstrate why we have an impeccable reputation for hosting major sporting events. By working with companies that know exactly what it takes to put on successful international events, we can ensure Glasgow 2018 is a memorable occasion for athletes, officials and fans alike.”

Aggreko will provide around 60 generators supplying more than 10 Mega Volt-Amp (MVA) of energy, distributed through more than 240 panels and 26km of cable. This will power the delivery of 84 sessions of sport, including Open Water Swimming at Loch Lomond and Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes.

Power to festivals

Aggreko will also help power Festival 2018 – a dynamic cultural programme that will showcase the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre and digital art across the city, with Glasgow’s iconic George Square at its heart.

“We’re proud to support the first staging of the prestigious Glasgow 2018 European Championships. We look forward to working with the team and Glasgow city to ensure the faultless delivery of power to the Championships. There is no better place to do this than in Scotland,” said Robert Wells, MD Aggreko Major Events Services.

The company has experience in powering the biggest global sports events, including Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cups, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and golf’s European Tour, among others.

In 2018, Aggreko is also supporting PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Winter events warm up the festive season

Ice rink at Tower of London, powered by Arena Group

A wide range of winter events have launched across the UK and business is booming. With many of them being staged outdoor it’s clear that temporary structures are bucking the trend.

Canary Wharf was the first to tap into the winter season with the opening of an ice rink on 4 November, closely followed by Tower of London’s own ice skating site and bar on 17 November.

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, in Central London, offers what is deemed the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink plus attractions ranging from rides, circus, theatre, and food and drink. Next week will see Winterville, another pop-up town, open in Clapham Common (23 November).

Last but not least, Greenwich Winter Time Festival at Old Royal Naval College is set to open on 1 December. The Historic Royal Palaces will follow the trend with an ice rink in Hampton Court. It might open later in the season but it will be up and running until 7 January 2018.

Light festivals are also tapping into the winter events offering. Lumiere Durham stands out as the UK’s largest light festival featuring 29 artworks. The four-day event will close on 19 Monday and the organiser is bullish on attracting 200,000 people.

Other projects in this field include Hull City of Culture 2017. The culture company has announced a spectacular show with Where Do We Go From Here? In Cornwall, the Truro’s Festival of Lights will take the community to a lively parade, which is expected to attract 30,000 people.

Expert insight

Undoubtedly, the offer of winter events is plenty, largely staged outdoor, however, a significant share of the offering across the UK is indoor. The market is led by leisure centres, but other sporting facilities and venues are also picking up market share.

Access talked to Aggreko to get a business insight on winter events as a whole. The company provides specially designed power, heating and cooling to a wide variety of winter events, from snow sport events in remote locations like the X Games or Winter Olympics to Christmas events like Christmas markets, city centre ice rinks and light displays.

Kevin Brownhill, senior account manager, Aggreko Event Services, points out that the company also do contingency planning to ensure events meet the organisers’ and participants’ expectations. “We work to make sure that the events can run on time, without disruption, which might mean supporting winter events with temperature equipment to keep snow cold, or to warm the audience arena, support catering etc.”

Ice rink - Melbourne Federation Square

Ice rink at Melbourne Federation Square, powered by Aggreko

Aggreko boasts an extensive portfolio of projects. The company was appointed to light up ‘Luminocity’, the ice rink in Canary Wharf, last year, and has also provided power and chilling for Christmas ice rinks in Mexico and Chile.

“Being in the Southern Hemisphere and seeing temperatures rise to around 20 degrees Celsius in December, artificial cooling is a priority here and any disruptions to power or chilling would inevitably result in these rinks disappearing very quickly,” Brownhill said, adding that Aggreko also supports global arenas hosting ice hockey tournaments, often having to freeze the pitch and melt and dismantle it within very narrow time constraints.

Brownhill pointed out the importance of planning. “Christmas events draw big numbers and ensuring reliability is key. Melting ice rinks and failing lights are not good for an event’s reputation and maintaining high footfall throughout the season. Incorporating efficient, tailored systems and taking steps to protect reliability help to mitigate these risks.”

The collaboration between organiser and supplier is paramount. Brownhill suggested that working as far in advance as possible will benefit the delivery of the overall event, particularly on new events or in new locations where the risks are not yet identified.

“We can be very creative in finding solutions to problems, whether that be limited space or meeting specific noise and emission regulations for example,” Brownhill said. “Planning ahead and implementing contingency plans is vital to avoiding disruption to spectators and families enjoying seasonal events,” he concluded.

Ahead of the curve

Access questions six leading temporary structure suppliers on how they keep on-trend in order to remain ahead of the game

A venue should be pretty high up in the list of importance for an event. The idea of being stood under a worn-out gazebo for hours on end at a major festival is a little dated, so we spoke to the suppliers for an insight into innovation.

Tell me a bit more about what your company does for live events.

Dan Leake, managing director, Intent Productions (DL): We are the longest running stretch tent supplier in the UK. We have our London head office, as well as a US office based in LA and a French office in Morzine.

Sarah Campbell, sales and marketing, Losberger (SC): On a local level, Losberger UK is recognised for its attention to detail and proven ability to design and manufacture to an agreed specification.

Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena UK & Europe (GM): We have a comprehensive range of temporary buildings and structures, so we like to think that we can design and build whatever our clients can imagine.

Peter Spruce, managing director, De Boer (PS): De Boer provided structures for over one hundred different events or occasions in the last twelve months. It has been an exceptional year for us.

David de Behr, head of managing events, Aggreko (DB): At Aggreko we provide mobile, specially designed power and heating and cooling technology for an array of live events.

April Trasler, managing director, Neptunus (AT): Neptunus is an international specialist in the design, manufacture and rental of high-class event structures and temporary buildings for business and industry.

What are your favourite events to provide for?

SC: Anything and everything. Losberger has provided structures for all types of events and every year there is always something new and challenging to work on.

GM: We have built a reputation of the highest standards and because of that, we get to work on such a huge range of events from international sporting events to music festivals and corporate and royal occasions. It’s impossible to pick a favourite.

DL: For us, it’s the festivals and events that allow us to stretch our capabilities and push what we do. Rocking up to big festivals like Glastonbury, with a truck full of tents is lots of fun.

PS: The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show are always two key summer highlights for me.

What is the largest-scale job you’ve worked on?

SC: Our largest job is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but globally we supply solutions to various events including the FIFA World Cup, Red Bull Air Race, Sochi Winter Olympics, PGA Golf Tour and the European Championship.

DB: Aggreko covers major sporting events with an international audience like the World Cup
and Olympics, an outdoor music festival or even
a Christmas market – meeting expectations and ensuring reliability is a priority regardless of how big the project is.

GM: I don’t suppose we’ll ever do another project on the scale of the London 2012 Olympics, where we built the one-off temporary Beach Volley Ball Arena on Horse Guards Parade.

AT: We supplied a temporary building that formed a basketball-training venue and built the world’s biggest McDonald’s restaurant for the London 2012 Olympics.

Temporary structures designs are becoming more innovative each year; which events require high levels of innovation from you?

SC: Product launches and experience events.

An eye-catching innovative exterior has to be impactful and really stand out as brands become more creative.

DL: Creative producers want new and exciting venues designed for their festivals. It’s these guys that we really want to keep the dialogue going with.

GM: The aim is always to bring innovation
to all of our events and support our clients to produce the best possible event. We are constantly investing in new technology and equipment.

How heavy is your workload as we are approaching the festival season?

DB: We are entering the busiest time of the year. Our local businesses are preparing for hundreds of music festivals around the world this summer and we have several large sporting events on the horizon.

DL: We are flat out with designs, site meetings and general running. Our clients are all having their winter tents taken down now that the sun is shining a little more.

AT: The ‘season’ for events is forever extending.

What are your responsibilities before, during and after an event?

AT: We are responsible for guiding our clients through the whole process. During the event
our modern temporary buildings are virtually maintenance free. We are often the first and last company on-site.

SC: It’s never too early to start planning for the next event. Without detailed planning and communication with the client the success of the project is compromised right from the start.

PS: My favourite part of any job is seeing the nal structure up and a happy client – a client whose expectations have been fully met in the most professional way.

What are the challenges you are often faced with in your sector?

DB: Rising costs is one of the main issues facing organisers. Protecting the natural environment and reducing emissions are also vital considerations. Finding a balance between cost, reducing the carbon footprint and protecting reliability is our main challenge.

GM: Interior creative design is one area where our clients constantly require new ideas and we see possibilities growing and changing at a rapid pace.

PS: At the end of the day, we always believe that there is a solution to all event problems, and we love a challenge.

How does the design and build of temporary structures vary depending on the season?

SC: In the summer months trade fairs, festivals, sporting events, product launches and experience events dominate. Summer events tend to be a little more structurally creative, with a lot more outside space included in what we offer, such as terraces, balconies and canopies.

AT: Many of our structures are insulated as standard, reducing climate control costs both in summer and winter. We are also very experienced at providing products for long-term hire suitable for use over many years and we also o er temporary buildings with snow loads.

PS: In the summer we can access sites and start building earlier in the day, and nish later. Structures have to be up on time and on budget, so longer days give us the extended time to meet the increase in seasonal demand.

DL: Ours are perfect for the summer season for outdoor events. For the most part our winter tents are for pub garden and hospitality venue covers – putting a lid over a beer garden for a few months with some nice lighting and heating.

What else do you need to consider when supplying for events in Winter?

AT: Insulation of course. For heating we have to consider site-working hours, as the days offer fewer hours of daylight. We need to allow for working lights, if appropriate.

DB: Winter events come with specific challenges and not only because of extreme temperatures. Winter games and festivals
 are typically held in mountain landscapes so accessibility is a consideration, which creates its own challenges. Protecting the natural landscape is imperative in mountain locations.

We consider our long-lasting legacy and impact on the environment. Minimising any negative effects is a key component of our strategy.

SC: Weather wise, every season is unpredictable in this country so you always have to be prepared.

What trends are we experiencing for 2017?

AT: Higher customer expectations and greater creativity and innovation in our designs.

SC: A continued movement away from the standard white structure. Proving that clients are looking for anything that is new and innovative.

PS: The hunt for more unusual and quirky venues to create stand-out events.

DL: In the stretch tent world you can expect bigger structures and more complex designs.

Where do you see the sector heading in the next couple of years?

AT: The demands will continue to be for cost-effective solutions that still provide a ‘wow’ factor for events, with a greater emphasis on our environmental responsibilities.

DB: The flexibility, speed and reduced costs
of temporary structures will see them become
the preferred option for many event organisers. Sustainability will also remain at the top of the agenda with a growing focus on new innovations to improve efficiencies and reduce emissions. Thinking ahead to major events in years to come, we are already developing new technology to meet changing demands.

DL: Innovation is key. The sector will head wherever we push it.

GM: The challenges will remain the same for Arena; evolving our design and delivery processes to match the briefs our clients give us as cost eectively as possible.

 

 

Aggreko and The European Tour announce six-year partnership

Aggreko, the power and temperature control company, has signed a new long-term partnership with The PGA European Tour set to run until 2023.

They will supply temporary power generation, distribution and temperature control equipment, as well as design and project management services, to a minimum of 12 tournaments per year between now and 2023.

“This new partnership with Aggreko will help to reduce the complexities in our ever-growing and developing business, as we press forward with our plans to innovate, grow the game, and build on important initiatives like the premium Rolex Series,” said Nathan Homer, chief commercial and marketing officer of the European Tour.

“With multiple locations over 30 countries, Aggreko is a trusted and ambitious company that matches The European Tour’s global outlook, and we look forward to working together over the next six years to the benefit of both companies,” added Homer.

This year The European Tour International schedule features a minimum of 47 tournaments in 26 countries, including eight Rolex Series events. It also manages the Challenge Tour, Senior Tour, and is the managing partner of Ryder Cup Europe.

Robert Wells, managing director of Aggreko event services, commented: “We are hugely enthusiastic to begin a long term partnership with the European tour at this exciting time in their history.

“We are looking forward to delivering the highest level of service and innovation as their exclusive temporary power and climate control supplier. This marks a significant milestone in Aggreko’s relationship with the European Tour and with such a commitment we are delighted to be a part of this prestigious Tour’s plans for the future.”

Power to the people

Temporary power suppliers ensure that the industry isn’t left in the dark.

Live events in the UK are bigger and better than ever. From greenfield spectacles and sport events to live television broadcasts, the expectations organisers have for power suppliers have never been higher.

“Every event is unique and therefore requires a different design for power. There is no ‘one size fits all’,” David de Behr, head of global events at Aggreko, tells Access.

“Some of the most prestigious sport events in the world take place not in city centres or in purpose-built stadiums, but on beautiful beaches, harbours and greenfield sites,” continues de Behr. “Providing power in these locations presents obvious challenges.”

“Every event is bespoke in terms of its power provision,” adds Dave Noble, managing director of Midas. “Among the more complex jobs we’ve had recently, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley VeloPark stands out. We provided for the whole operation, from the storage containers outside, to the team hubs in the middle of the track, to fitting and feeding 1,200 individual 13-amp sockets and beyond.”

Luckily, power providers in the UK are well up to the task, limited only by the budget of the organiser.

“We have everything in place to undertake almost any project,” Alistair Gregson, project manager at The Powerline, tells Access. “We have always maintained the ethos that no job is too big or too small.”

“There’s no single big challenge,” adds Noble. “You just have to be prepared for anything.”

If there’s one thing that could potentially make life easier for power suppliers, it’s an increase in the information available ahead of an event.

“Information and notice, lots of it, makes life easier,” says Gregson.

“The key is to work with event organisers at an early stage to help gauge the feasibility of an event, and plan ahead for any challenges that may arise,” adds de Behr.

Proms in Hyde Park 2015

Crisis management

While some organisers might think power is simply a matter of plug-in-and-go, every event has its share of challenges and pitfalls to navigate.

“It’s all about the planning,” says Noble. “We supply well-maintained equipment as a matter of course and our crews are equally good and experienced, but we are bound by the rules of physics.”

When it comes to crisis management, the power sector has the same mantra as any other in the events industry: keep calm and carry on.

“Pre-empting possible issues and creating flexibility in the way we deliver power is a fundamental component of our strategic event planning. Nothing should come as a surprise to an event organiser, least of all fluctuations in power needs,” explains de Behr. “However, it is important to remember that, as with everything in life, there are sometimes surprises that could never have been imagined.

“It is in these very rare instances that the professionalism and experience of our on-site engineers really comes into play. They ensure that the event goes on as scheduled, regardless.”

“We all have unexpected issues, but no one ever admits to that,” adds Noble. “A good power company can deal with the unexpected without anybody front or back of house knowing what’s happened.”

Green giants

When it comes to green power, event organisers are becoming more switched on.

While most sectors in the industry have an awareness of environmental issues, arguably none are as effected by global events as those providing temporary power.

Issues such as global warming, oil prices and emissions all have a huge impact on how power providers operate, and many event organisers have come to see environmentally-friendly, ethically produced power as an extremely important issue.

“An increasing number of event organisers want to reduce emissions and prevent waste at their events,” explains de Behr. “A recent example was the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which we powered almost exclusively by renewable biofuel as part of an environmentally-friendly energy strategy.”

Biofuels produce less greenhouse gases when burned, and can also reduce the amount of soot and other particles released into the atmosphere while powering an event.

“Midas has always looked to minimise its impact on the environment,” Noble tells Access. “We developed the UK’s only fleet of biodiesel

generators tailored to the event industry nearly 20 years ago, powered exclusively by recycled vegetable oil. We use our own fleet of generator sets and trucks, so we have full quality control over every aspect of operation.”

“We carbon offset a vast amount of our activity,” adds Gregson, whose company The Powerline works to reduce the impact of emissions from both staff commutes and hauliers partly by planting 200 trees each year. “We are also steadily converting to LED for site lighting and educating clients on loading screen and running times. We have started trialling remote monitoring too, which enables us to see a bigger picture and trends in consumption.”

Green energy is an issue that will only become more important to the power sector, with many organisers and suppliers in the industry passionate about reducing the effect events have on their environment.

While events continue to grow and evolve, suppliers will be expected to be increasingly creative and innovative with their products and services. Luckily, the UK’s temporary suppliers are well up to the challenge.

Aggreko wins Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Power supplier Aggreko has won the bid to provide temporary power for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) in Australia.

The company will also become an official supporter of the games through a sponsorship deal.

The contract includes providing power to 18 competition venues and a team of more than 100 Aggreko engineers, project managers and specialists will be in the country during the games.

Aggreko CEO Chris Weston commented: “We are very proud to be an Official Supporter of GC2018, providing all the events’ temporary power requirements.”

“Our people on the ground in Australia, and the wider Aggreko team, look forward to working with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and helping them host a successful event.”

GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie AC added: “The expertise and operational capabilities that the Aggreko team has in the area of temporary power delivery is critical given the absolute reliance on the system across so many GC2018 venues and operations.

“The temporary power systems supplied by Aggreko will also contribute to the Commonwealth Games sustainability planning by optimising the use of existing venue power supplies and providing all additional power requirements through temporary infrastructure.”

Aggreko to provide green energy for Eurovision

Power generation and cooling systems provider Aggreko has installed 10 mobile generators at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Each generator is run by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is carbon neutral.

Aggreko’s 10 generators will provide the Eurovision Song Contest with a total electricity capacity of 4.6 MVA, sharing load between machines. This ensures the show cannot suffer a power failure, as if a generator was to fail it automatically transfers its load evenly among the remaining generators.

John Wilson, area general manager of the Nordic Region at Aggreko, said: “Supporting the environmental credentials of the Eurovision Song Contest is an important part of the event’s energy strategy.

“We have worked closely with the hosts to develop the best method to reduce emissions and prevent waste. For example, we are using our unique remote monitoring tools to monitor fuel use in real time so that we can manage energy generation and avoid wasting power. The use of biofuel means the event will have a very low carbon footprint.”

David de Behr: Make seamless viewing part of the programme

David de Behr, global head of events at Aggreko, shares his thoughts on the power of live broadcasting at events.

Major sporting events around the world continue to draw in record TV audiences. The Super Bowl 50 last month was no exception, bringing in an average of 111.9 million viewers in what became the third most watched television broadcast in U.S TV history[1].

These stats provide a stark reminder that, while major event organisers and broadcasters start to address demand for online streaming for sporting events, there is still a thriving, mainstream TV audience to please.

With technology advancing as it has over the past few years, television audiences now view a broadcast disruption as unthinkable. They demand to watch the biggest sporting events without any interruptions. Any disruption that does occur will have implications not only for spectators but for event organisers, stakeholders and sponsors, who must dread the prospect of viewers missing out on iconic sporting moments.

With broadcasting rights alone worth approximately £17bn and growing[2], broadcasters are well aware that losing live feed for even a minute is not something they can afford to do. There are, however, actions event organisers and broadcasters can take to help mitigate the likelihood of this happening.

We know that every event is unique and therefore requires a different power solution, meaning there is no ‘one size fits all’. Indeed, the most complex challenges often arise once the event is underway, so having experienced engineers on the ground is a must. It is also crucial to have strong project management capabilities and a focus on design. It is this essential mix of qualities that should be considered when a power provider is being selected.

Think about the unthinkable and plan to ensure it doesn’t happen should be the mantra.

Pre-empting possible issues and creating flexibility in the way we deliver power is a fundamental component of our strategic event planning. Nothing should come as a surprise to an event organiser, least of all fluctuations in its power needs.

When we plan an event, we safeguard against risk and create flexibility in the way we deliver power. The earlier we get involved in the planning process, the easier it is to identify potential issues, create solutions and mitigate any possibility of disruption.

For us, failure is not an option. When we’re contracted for technical broadcast power, we always try to define our client’s priorities. This could be uninterruptible power, running hours, sustainability or grid availability. Based on these priorities it is important to then offer the best solution. This could be, for example, running synchronised stand-alone units, synchronised units with the grid or units with UPS and the grid.

[1] http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/media/super-bowl-50-ratings/

[2] http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/international/premium-sports-rights-to-hit-17bn-in-2015/5077554.article

Blog: Aggreko on minimising noise pollution at events

In this exclusive blog, David de Behr, head of events at Aggreko, discusses the steps that can be taken to minimise noise pollution for the events industry 

The sporting and entertainment event industries are constantly evolving to meet consumer demands. Each year we expect bigger and better: larger screens in stadia, faster Wi-Fi connections, brighter lighting and, more recently, the convenience of electronic ticketing. These are just some of the reasons why a reliable source of power is more mission critical for major events today than ever before.

The flexibility and reliability of temporary power means that it is a perfect fit for event organisers, particularly for those held in remote locations or where grid connections are not viable. However, on-site power generation, as well as additional essential temporary infrastructure like temperature control systems, can pose their own challenges to an organiser’s ability to minimise the noise pollution associated with their event.

There is a need to meet stringent regulations with regards to noise levels – which vary around the world – and contravening them can lead to financial penalties and a negative impact on attendees, performers and the reputation of the organiser.

Consideration about noise levels should come early and, ideally, during the first stages of the event’s planning process. Could noise levels impact athletes or performers? Will noise pollution disrupt the local community and residents? Will it meet local and country specific regulations? Every event is different; each requires detailed planning from layout and installation to maintenance and project management.

There are two strategies to minimising noise emissions where power generation and temperature control are concerned. Either the organiser can adopt technology specifically designed to operate quietly; or it can improve the event’s energy efficiency in order to reduce the number and size of generators or coolers in situ.

For instance, we provided temporary power to the 2014 Ryder Cup, where there was an obvious need to keep noise levels to a minimum. Tournament golf requires a discreet audience and an even quieter built environment. We provided 17 MW of power to and around the golf course, adopting our new innovative “Super Silent” generators that produce very low noise emissions (48-55 dBA at 50 feet).

Noise levels also cause a significant challenge for city centre events and, sometimes, innovative ideas need to be explored in order to minimise disruption to residents. In planning for the London 2012 Olympic Games (right)Opening Ceremony London 2012 Olympics August 2012, it was clear that steps would need to be taken to do this, given the infrastructure and proximity many of the events had to local residents. We took this challenge on and placed generators on floating platforms on the River Lea, moving the noise out of the built-up area.

Noise barriers are another great way of minimising disruption for city centre events, reducing noise levels in areas overlooked by residents and businesses. Under typical installation conditions, our Generator Set Enclosure Barrier, for example, can reduce noise levels by 90 per cent (10dB) for residents on the sixth floor of an overlooking building and by 84 per cent (8dB) on the ground floor.

Where temperature control is concerned, such as for a typical city centre ice-rink, there is often restricted space in which to work, meaning minimising noise from chillers and associated generators is increasingly important. To get around this, efficiency is key. Having high efficiency chillers with variable speed condenser fans, acoustic compressor enclosures and variable capacity control can all contribute to optimising efficiency and noise performance. High efficiency chillers ultimately lead to a need for smaller generator sets, lower powered engines and, consequently, less noise, less fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

Planning early is the first step to making sure your event, whether it is sporting or entertainment, offers as little noise impact on the local environment as possible. And whether your strategy is efficiency or technology-based, new innovations are constantly in development to help organisers minimise sound emissions.

For more information on Aggreko’s role within the global events industry please visit www.aggreko.com.