Aggreko, the mobile modular power provider, was contracted to provide on site power for golf’s 2019 Solheim Cup, which teed off at Gleneagles on 9th September.
Launched in 1990, the Solheim Cup is the world’s premier golfing event for women. This year was the 16th biennial contest which saw teams of top female golfers from the US and Europe go head-to-head over three days to claim the Cup. In the event Europe won a very tight contest with a late flurry of wins in the final singles.
Aggreko’s experience in this area includes powering the Women’s Tennis Association Final Singapore in 2014 and the 2015 Women’s World Cup Broadcast.
Working with the organisers, Aggreko was responsible for providing power and temperature control at the event. It deployed generators and temperature control equipment at this year’s event, which drew over 100 000 spectators. The company deployed 51 gensets, two solar-battery hybrid modules and 19 chillers, all connected by 33km of cable, 242 distribution boards and 35 fuel tanks. Overall, Aggreko provided 7.6 MW of electricity and 2.1MW of cooling to the Gleneagles complex over the course of the competition.
Aggreko also worked to reduce the carbon impact of this year’s tournament through the deployment of the two solar-battery hybrid generators which incorporated two solar systems.