May 2011: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has been awarded the contract to provide power and cooling services to Rock in Rio, one of the largest live music festivals in the world. The contract is with the event's organisers, Dream Factory.
Aggreko will supply 11.5 MW of power - equivalent to the requirement of 11,000 households – which will support broadcasting facilities, sound and lighting. Aggreko will also design and install a 650-tonne cooling package, complete with temporary ducting, for the VIP, catering and press areas.
In 2010, Aggreko supplied power for the foundation stone ceremony which marked the start of work at Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock, the venue where this year’s edition of Rock in Rio 2011 will be held.
“The success of a major event is directly related to the hiring of reliable suppliers,” commented Diogenes Paoli Neto, Managing Director, Aggreko South America. "An event of the caliber of Rock in Rio would be impossible without the guarantee of reliable power. Aggreko is proud to have been asked to contribute our expertise and ensure that the festival is a success, both in Brazil and for viewers around the world.” he said.
Over the past 26 years, has been a leading fixture on the international musical calendar. This year it takes place over two long weekends (23rd - 25th September and 30th September - 2nd October) and will be broadcast to 80 countries, with more than 600,000 people expected to attend.