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Aggreko heats up seats at the Super Bowl

GLASGOW-based Aggreko is providing 60 heaters and 21 megawatts of power to ensure tomorrow's Super Bowl goes ahead in the cold climes of New Jersey.

This is the 24th time the company has powered the premier event in the American football calendar, which this year will see the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos.

The additional security needs of an event in a highly populated urban area will provide another challenge.

Senior project manager, David Prince, said: "Our experience in dealing with energy demands both large and small equip Aggreko uniquely to execute the many engineered decisions and installations required for a successful event of this magnitude."

A 12-strong team of Aggreko technicians has been responsible for the installation and operation of the equipment, which includes some 80 miles of cable.

Included in its services are 740 kilowatts of outdoor heat for the open-air stadium's press seats.

The Aggreko team began planning for the event just under a year ago following the 2013 game. Installation for this year's match began in the New Year.

Once equipment has been removed from the site, the project will have lasted two months.

It is just the latest major event on which Aggreko has worked.

The firm was also involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The company, which has a large manufacturing base in Dumbarton, has also operated at nine US Open championship golf tournaments and at the recent 34th America's Cup in San Francisco.

Aggreko is the official temporary power generator for this year's football World Cup in Brazil.

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