Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has partnered with SailGP - the sport's pinnacle league - to support the championship's commitment to a better future.
SailGP recently announced it has achieved both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and joined the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative, plus the international sustainability standard ISO20121 - ensuring it delivers its events to the highest operating standard. Aggreko will work closely with SailGP over its three-season partnership to deliver cleaner energy systems across all SailGP events around the globe and help SailGP with its ambition of having all events fully powered by clean energy by 2025. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040.
In the new season, starting next month, Aggreko will provide a highly efficient hybrid solution comprising of solar power, battery storage and thermal generation. This low-emission energy system will support the transition for SailGP to help realise its ambitious targets. Looking further ahead, Aggreko will work with SailGP to proactively integrate low-emission new technologies such as green grid distribution and alternative fuels such as Bio-Methanol and hydrogen throughout the term of the partnership and as they become available.
More widely, Aggreko has committed to actively work with customers to reduce local emissions and diesel usage by 50% by 2030 and to become Net Zero by 2050. This aligns with SailGP's aim to set new standards for major event delivery as the first climate positive sports and entertainment property. As part of its Race for the Future purpose-driven agenda, SailGP will leverage its global platform to champion a better world powered by nature, with a focus on accelerating a transition to clean energy. This partnership provides an exciting platform for both partners to demonstrate their commitment to technical innovation and a cleaner, sustainable future.
Robert Wells, MD at Aggreko Events Services said: "At Aggreko, we greatly admire SailGP's commitment to sustainability, inclusivity and innovation - values that we proudly share. This partnership brings us one step closer to delivering sustainable sporting events globally, and we are excited that Aggreko continues to demonstrate reliable innovative energy solutions for world class events such as SailGP."
Fiona Morgan, Director of Purpose and Impact at SailGP, said: "We are extremely excited to work with Aggreko - a company that shares our belief that innovation and technology is critical to drive the sustainability agenda and transition to a cleaner future, powered by nature. We look forward to working together to test and innovate on solutions to reduce emissions across our global events and share a blueprint of clean events so others can learn and follow."
Taking place in some of the most iconic harbours around the globe, anticipation is growing for the opening event of SailGP Season 2, with the Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess kicking off April 24-25.
Aggreko is a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services. We are working at the forefront of a rapidly changing energy market and are focused on solving our customers' challenges to provide cost-effective, flexible and greener solutions across the globe. We harness innovation that helps us maintain a global reach and supply portable equipment for a wide range of uses. From unique commercial industrial projects, through to utility provision and humanitarian emergencies. We bring expertise and equipment to any location, from the world's busiest cities to its most remote places. Aggreko specialises in serving eight key sectors: Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petrochemicals & Refining, Business Services & Construction, Events, Data Centres and Utilities. Across these, our equipment offers maximum fuel flexibility, using gas, diesel (including HFO), and renewable fuel sources. We offer microgrid and storage solutions and are developing our offer to include more tools to help our customers adapt to the energy transition the world is experiencing. What makes us unique is our extensive expertise, experience and values. This means we put our customers first, innovate and deliver leaner and more efficient equipment quickly. Since 1962, Aggreko has grown from a small local business to a global energy pioneer. We have more than 6,000 employees, operating in around 79 countries. With revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.0 bn or Euros 1.8bn) in 2019, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. Aggreko draws together global expertise and technology development to go further for customers. The ability to provide power, heating and cooling will continue to open-up opportunity and create potential for individuals, communities, industries and societies all over the world. Together and over time, we believe our services will make a massive difference.
SailGP is racing redefined, powered by nature and driven by purpose. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and New York, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbours around the globe and offers the sport's largest monetary prize of $1 million. Rival national teams battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100 kph). Visit SailGP.com for more information.
Sacha Kemp, SailGP Head of PR email@example.com
Source: Headland Consultancy