Aggreko Creates Milestones at World Ski Championships
The challenge to the customer
With the extreme cold temperatures, equipment required special
fuel and required daily checking to ensure continuous operation.
The challenge this event posed began nine months prior to the event
itself when Aggreko’s technicians and engineers began the planning
and coordination that would lead to a seamless operation.
A total of 290 tons of equipment was sent to St. Moritz,
including 44,000 kg (97,003 lbs) of cable that was carried and
installed by the Aggreko team after clearing 91 cm (3 ft) of snow
and 20.32 cm (8 in) of ice. The Aggreko crew worked 12 straight
days to lay the cable at an altitude of 2,438 m (8,000 ft) with
temperatures reaching below -20°c (-4°F), an extraordinary feat
with only seven hours of light each day. Aggreko powered all
broadcasting, the IBC, the International Press Center, the Medals
Plaza, the food court, VIP and volunteer tents, the team service
centre and the Opening Ceremonies.
Benefits to the customer
Operating at temperatures often reaching below -23°C (-9°F), the
Aggreko team and equipment allowed the rest of the world to
continuously view and enjoy one of the greatest sporting events in