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eGuide: Rail rental power - 6 common challenges solved


Jul 17, 2017 8:53:45 AM / by John Anderson

Responding to emergency power, heating and cooling outages and delivering cost effective maintenance programmes across the railway network 24/7 is no easy task.  But both should be an essential element of your rental rail power, heating and cooling strategy.  With careful planning all can be provided economically and efficiently, to keep disruption to a minimum.

How rental power and cooling can cut the cost of nuclear decommissioning


Jun 7, 2017 9:55:00 AM / by Marcus Saul

Mobile, modular power generation used during the decommissioning of nuclear power plants can save money, as well as avoid capital expenditure and possible penalties.  Marcus Saul, Business Development Manager for Marine, Renewables & Nuclear, at Aggreko explains more. 

Win tickets for centenary Army and Navy rugby clash


Mar 14, 2017 9:35:27 AM / by Aggreko

We’re giving current and ex-service personnel the chance to see the historic 100th annual rugby battle between the British Army and Royal Navy at Twickenham in April.

We’ve got six pairs of tickets to give away, so you can join forces with the 80,000-strong crowd to cheer your heroes in the sold-out Babcock Trophy match at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 29 April.

Aggreko signs two year data centre power deal


Mar 3, 2017 12:18:13 PM / by Aggreko

We're pleased to announce we've signed a two year contract to supply 14 MW of gas-generated power to a new data centre in Ireland.

We'll be installing an additional 4 MW as contingency plan on standby to ensure uninterrupted supply for periods of repair and maintenance, bringing the total installation to 18 MW.

How off-grid power and temporary heating and cooling technology can support Scotland's plan to double size its aquaculture industry


Nov 10, 2016 4:30:32 PM / by Aggreko

Last week saw Scotland bid to become a world leader in aquaculture and double the size of its sector by 2030.

The 15-year growth strategy – led by leading aquaculture businesses and trade associations – seeks to boost the sector's turnover from £1.8bn in 2015 to £3.6bn by 2030.

How to limit downtime on your rail operations this winter


Nov 2, 2016 3:19:15 PM / by Aggreko

Ensure your rail operations run smoothly this winter with a comprehensive contingency plan designed to cover all eventualities, from sharp temperature drops to power shortages or telecommunications failure. Minimise downtime and disruption, and achieve operational targets by planning ahead.

3 ways to ensure laid-up rigs and vessels are ready for speedy remobilisation


Aug 17, 2016 11:42:44 AM / by Russell Brown

The downturn in the oil and gas market has seen many vessels and rigs being laid-up in docks or at sea.  How can vessel owners and managers ensure critical assets are preserved whilst they are laying idle? And how can they ensure cost-effective remobilisation when the time comes? 

Five reasons why you should consider load-on-demand power when hiring generators


Jul 25, 2016 4:43:44 PM / by Ben Vincent

Load-on-demand is a smart solution that provides constant, reliable and efficient power.

This scalable, fully automated solution utilises several smaller kVA generators to power the same peak demand as one larger unit.  However, when the site’s demand falls, the surplus generators can be turned off. 

The benefits of using very low temp chillers to create temporary cold rooms


Jul 5, 2016 9:58:55 AM / by Matthew Watson

When Five Star Fish, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, embarked on a cold store refurbishment project, Aggreko was appointed to design and implement a complete temporary cooling scheme.  Matt Watson explains how Aggreko's Very Low Temperature Chillers provided the ideal solution.

How to keep your cool if the mercury hits 40


Jun 9, 2016 3:20:19 PM / by Aggreko

In this post we interview David de Behr, Aggreko’s Head of Global Events, to explain how Aggreko integrates smart and cost effective temperature control solutions to support live events.