19 Nov 2019

Aggreko expertise recognised with two industry award wins

Award win for data team at Lloyds Awards
  • Written By

    Dan Betts
    London, UK

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    London, UK

Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has won two industry awards in recent days in recognition of its innovative approach to providing bespoke power solutions across the world,

The first was an Argus LPG Award for Excellence in the New Frontier category in recognition of its delivery of a utility-scale power solution for the Virgin Island of St Croix.

In 2018, Aggreko signed a three-year contract with Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) following the failure of the mechanical power generator on the island of St Croix.

Since then, Aggreko has delivered 20 MW of flexible, reliable power using efficient gas generators, which are powered by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The energy solution is comprised of 1.2 MW power modules to maximise system reliability, efficiency and flexibility while providing power to approximately 26,000 residential and business customers across the island. By 2020, the power solution implemented by Aggreko is projected to save St Croix $6 million in the first two years of the contract. 

In naming Aggreko as the winner of the New Frontier award, Argus’ judges took into account Aggreko’s partnership with VIWAPA to deliver an innovative and flexible power solution. Together, Aggreko and VIWAPA overcame several hurdles in the delivery of the project, such as the huge variations in demand for power and the remote location of the island.

Pablo Varela, Managing Director, Aggreko Latin America, said “We are honoured to have won an Argus LPG Award for Excellence in the New Frontier category for our work on St Croix. I’m immensely proud of the team for delivering such an innovative solution in challenging circumstances. We’re thrilled that the project has been recognised by the wider industry."

Aggreko was also announced as the winner of the Experian Data Excellence Award at the Lloyds National Business Awards at a ceremony which took place on the 12th November. The company was recognised for its wholesale approach to utilising data across its business to deliver more efficient and cost-effective solutions for its customers.

Using various data analysis tools, Aggreko has built a business-wide data platform, combining insight from multiple sources across the business. This allows the business to gather insights to improve the efficiency of its modular power solutions which are deployed around the world. Together, these changes have created a multi-million dollar saving for Aggreko over the last two years.

Elizabeth Hollinger, Head of Analytics and Business Intelligence at Aggreko said, “We’re delighted that our unique use of data has been recognised by the Lloyds National Business Awards. Data is at the heart of everything we do at Aggreko, allowing us to drive efficiencies and cost savings for our customers based on insights. This has all been made possible by our expert data team, who deserve their moment in the spotlight for all their hard work.”