Aggreko Shoots a Perfect Round at the 2006 PGA
The Customer Challenge
The US PGA is a massive, high-profile
golfing event. At the 2006 tournament, as many as 30,000
spectators attended the practice rounds alone, with approximately
45,000 attending each day during the competition.
Ensuring that spectators, event planners,
vendors and players all had the power, cooling and
lighting they needed during this midsummer event demanded
intensive behind-the-scenes collaboration.
Among the 2006 event’s biggest challenges was
maintaining 24-hour lighting for maintenance crews and cooling the
31,200 square foot merchandise tent. With merchandise moving out of
the tent every day, thousands of hot spectators cooling off from
100°F temperatures, and 300 volunteers working inside the
tent, keeping the space cool was no simple matter.
To meet these requirements, the PGA turned to
the specialized team at
Aggreko Event Services, who support a
wide range of PGA and other major golfing events each year,
including the Ryder Cup, US Open and Byron Nelson tournaments.
The Aggreko Solution
This complex event required a broad range of
equipment and significant cooling resources:
- More than 2900 tons of
rental event cooling power
- Over 9500 kW of
rental event generators spread out over the
120-acre golf course
- Forty light towers to provide 24-hour
coverage for night fueling and facilities maintenance
Aggreko Event Services started planning for
the event in March with personnel onsite beginning in June. Aggreko
Event Services committed months of onsite pre-work, 11 days of
24-hour runtime and nearly three weeks of teardown for this
The Benefit to the Customer
Start to finish, the highly experienced
Aggreko team was recognized by the PGA planners and vendors for
their professionalism and get it done attitude.