2 December 2013: Glasgow, Scotland - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has announced a global partnership with Cirque du Soleil that will see Aggreko supply temporary power and temperature control systems to Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring productions for the next four years.
With extensive touring of its five big top shows, Cirque du Soleil requires a professional temporary power supply and temperature control system delivered with a consistent quality across all tour locations. Having vast experience in supporting the global events industry, as well as a local presence in more than 100 countries, Aggreko was an obvious choice for the Montreal based global entertainment company.
Aggreko will provide an uninterruptable power supply to each event across the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This will ensure each location has a stable and reliable power supply which is completely independent of the local electricity grid.
To ensure the safety of the performers and to maximise audience comfort, a constant temperature must be maintained within the big top. With performances taking place in a variety of summer and winter locations, having a solution that works just as effectively in the Brazilian summer as it does in the Russian winter is essential. Aggreko will employ a highly sophisticated, integrated heating and cooling system to ensure targeted temperatures are maintained.
“Cirque du Soleil is very pleased to be partnering with the industry leader, Aggreko, as a global sponsor of our shows over the next four years,” said Louis Malafarina, Cirque du Soleil Corporate Alliances Director. “This is a fantastic alliance for us. Aggreko will provide a complete solution for uninterruptable power along with an innovative and energy efficient temperature control solution that meets the unique needs of our Big Top Touring shows. Aggreko will provide an integral part of our infrastructure, ensuring that our shows are performed to audiences all over the world.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with such an iconic global entertainment brand as Cirque du Soleil,” commented Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko. “Our extensive experience in supporting major international events along with our global footprint, make Aggreko an excellent match for Cirque du Soleil’s power and temperature control requirements. I look forward to a long and successful partnership between our two organisations.”