13 Aug 2020

Aggreko powers the return of pro womens golf in Scotland

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Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, is set to power the 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which tees off today at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Aggreko will be providing supplementary power to the three-day event, which sees 156 players compete for a share of the $1.5 million prize fund. The services that Aggreko provides will support the smooth running of the event, powering critical services including the broadcast compound, which will beam the event to fans around the world who cannot attend the event in person due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

The tournament, which is part of both the Ladies’ European Tour and the LPGA, marks the return of professional women’s golf to Scotland for the first time since Europe’s remarkable triumph in the 2019 Solheim Cup last September, at which Aggreko provided a hybrid power solution which integrated solar panels into the event’s power mix for the first time in its history.

It also comes ahead of the AIG Women’s Open on 20-23rd August, which is taking place at The Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Aggreko will provide critical power solutions to power the broadcast compound, Championship office and on-course screens at the event, among other facilities.

At both events, Aggreko will be deploying its class-leading rental equipment, including generators, distribution boards and cables, all backed up by the expertise of the Aggreko Events Services team.

The company's solutions at the events are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing mains power provision to the golf clubs, and will be focused on efficiency, with the Aggreko Events Services team managing systems that include synchronised generators that cycle on and off as power demand fluctuates, to provide optimal power supply constantly.

Six-time winner in the Ladies’ European Tour and Aggreko ambassador Mel Reid will be competing in the AIG Women’s Open as she seeks to add to her winning record. Reid was a vice-captain on the European team that emerged victorious at last year’s Solheim Cup.

Reid said: “I’m so excited to get back on the links this summer and can’t wait for my season to restart at the AIG Women’s Open in a week’s time. The work that Aggreko does is critical in making these events run smoothly, and the facilities that they power allow us to perform to our best. And of course, Aggreko’s help is vital to the broadcasters that will allow fans around the world to view these closed-door events.”

Robert Wells, Managing Director of Aggreko Events Services, said: “It’s great to see women’s professional golf returning to Scotland’s courses, and at Aggreko we’re proud to be doing our bit to support these events for the players and fans at home. Our team will be working around the clock to make sure that these events have the power they need, and I’m grateful to them for all that they do.”