Aggreko attends the 2017 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum
The Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum is a leading annual conference that combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the sector. Hosted in Kalgoorlie (the unofficial gold mining capital of Australia) in August each year over three days, the event brings together mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries.
Aggreko has been a part of Diggers & Dealers for over 10 years as an exhibitor, a sponsor and a supplier, and this year we were proud to be there once again. As the official power, cooling and heating supplier, we are one of the few exhibitors who have equipment on site.
The main marquee is over 3,000 square metres and houses over 130 trade show stands, as well as dining space for over 2,200 people and the main presentation hall that allows for presentations to be simulcast with plenty of seating. It’s so enormous in fact, that it takes over a month to erect and fit out and is the largest marquee in the Southern Hemisphere.
The heating of this monster pavilion requires the use of one of our large 800 kW boilers and three 300 kW air handlers running off a single 125 kVA generator. We utilised almost a kilometre of ducting that was punched to suit the exact specifications required to keep the enormous marquee at exactly the right temperature throughout the event. In addition to all this, we installed a 100 kW air conditioner to keep the kitchen facilities from overheating, and both the kitchens and the marquee were powered overall by two of our 350 kVA generators.
This year we were lucky enough to have our brand new hybrid units on display as well, and we partnered with 5B Solar and Smart Commercial Solar to have 2.8 kW of their solar panels connected up to our hybrid unit to help power the coffee tent – which we also sponsor. The display was a huge success with many people stopping by to have a look and chat to our team.
The trade show space is home to over 120 exhibitors, each with their own booth decked out to show off what they can do. Aggreko’s booth this year showcased our mining capabilities, as well as our Independent Power Producer (IPP) offerings and a demonstration of our Remote Monitoring technology.
With over 2,200 attendees, the whole event is a great chance for our team to network with all the relevant industry shot callers, and Diggers & Dealers this year was once again a huge success for Aggreko.
Check back soon to see our brand new case study video that will showcase this great event and how Aggreko helps to bring it to life each year.