November 2011: Guadalajara, Mexico – Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has supplied a turn-key rental power package to the Pan American Games and the Parapan American Games 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The same installation supported the Pan American Games, which ran October 14th – 30th, and the Parapan American Games, which begin on November 12th.The two events will see more than 7,500 athletes from 42 countries involved in 24 days of competition. These are the 16th edition of the Pan American Games and Mexico is the first country to host the event three times.
Aggreko has supplied a combined power package of 14 MW for the events - enough energy to power 15,000 Mexican households simultaneously. It has powered the broadcast operations at 24 separate competition venues as well as the opening and closing ceremonies at the recently completed Omnilife Stadium. A dual-voltage power system has been set up to meet the requirements of the different international broadcasters covering the activities from the main stadium.In addition, Aggreko is supplying back-up power to the international Broadcast Centre (IBC) in the Guadalajara Expo Centre. To ensure the facility has 100 per cent guaranteed power for the duration of the Games, the back-up system has been integrated with an uninterrupted power supply system (UPS). The UPS will ensure an instantaneous and seamless transition to the back-up system if any failure occurs in the power supply from the local grid.
Commenting on the project, Tom Caldwell, Vice President, Aggreko Central America said: “Aggreko is proud of our significant contribution to the staging of the 2011 Pan American and Parapan American Games. We have utilised our significant experience in supplying power to large-scale cultural and sporting events around the world to deliver a tailored power package that perfectly matches the requirements of this major sporting event.