MEXICO (September 15, 2010) – Mexico will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence over the night and morning of 15th/16th September. Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control, has been chosen to help power this historic event, and to enable it to be broadcast to more than 100 million Mexicans around the nation and worldwide. Aggreko will provide temporary power for the main event in Mexico City, where the President of Mexico will ring the bell of the National Palace at the Plaza de la Constitución (“El Zócalo”), one of the largest public plazas in the world.
“It is a great honor for Aggreko to play such an integral role in this important moment in Mexico’s history,” said Miguel Romero, General Manager, Aggreko Mexico. “Our team is working hard to provide an uninterrupted power supply to allow record-breaking numbers of people to celebrate on September 15th. Providing power to an event of this importance is something that requires flawless performance, and the organisers have shown a high degree of trust in Aggreko.”
The company is providing power for the lights, large-screen plasmas, broadcasting centers, audio equipment, security equipment, and pyrotechnic works. Aggreko prides itself on not just being an equipment supplier but a complete solution provider, from engineering and design to maintenance and operation of the equipment. Aggreko's team of 20 technicians began the lengthy process of installing the complex array of temporary power equipment at the beginning of September. In total, Aggreko is supplying 10 MW of power, which is enough electricity to power 15,000 medium-sized homes, and 20,000 meters of cable, enough to stretch from El Zócalo to Benito Juarez Airport.
The event is the latest in Aggreko's long track record of powering some of the most high-profile events in the world, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.