Bolesworth Event Case Study | Aggreko UK

Power for Bolesworth international showjumping event


Bolesworth International hosts a number of annual events at Bolesworth Estate, including the Bolesworth CSI**** International. In June 2015, Aggreko was selected for the fourth consecutive year to provide power for this elite four-day outdoor showjumping event. 

The event required power for more than 200 horseboxes, hundreds of trade stands, catering facilities, lighting towers, a campsite, LED screens, hospitality marquees, PA and commentary boxes, and the Saturday night concert, headlined by 'Scouting for Girls'. In addition, air conditioning was required to the media centre.

Aggreko's solution

Aggreko installed 22 miles of cable and 125 distribution boards to supply 1.6 MVA of electrical capacity. With generators strategically but discreetly placed across the site, plug-and-play distribution equipment was then used to provide power to all required locations.

Load-on-demand techniques were used, which involved switching from large to small generators during off-peak power periods to save fuel and improve environmental performance.

Telemetry web technology was also used to continuously monitor power demands across the site to optimise system performance and record actual fuel usage to inform future equipment selection.

A project manager and small team of engineers were on-site at all times, supported by installation and de-commissioning crews to ensure the project ran to plan.

Why was Aggreko chosen?

As Bolesworth CSI**** International grows each year, so do the power demands. Aggreko was able to work flexibly to meet both the complex planned requirements, as well as the last-minute needs of traders and exhibitors

Aggreko has 25 years' experience of providing power, cooling and heating to the entertainment and events industry, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and Ryder Cup.

Bolesworth achieved four-star status this year and has become one of the top UK equestrian events, so the pressure was on to ensure that our facilities management was perfect. Having worked with Aggreko for three previous years, we had full confidence in their capabilities and knew they could scale-up to meet our more complex requirements this year.

Alan Beaumont, Show Director, Bolesworth International

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