1300 generators offered for Covid-19 temporary testing sites


Aggreko has offered the UK government up to 1,300 small generator units pro-bono to support the set-up of COVID-19 testing sites across the UK. In response to growing demand for enhanced testing for COVID-19, temporary testing sites are being stationed across the country – in major retailer carparks through to unused theme park facilities. As the number of temporary testing sites increases, so too does the need for access to reliable, modular power, particularly as many of these sites will not have easy connections to mains electricity.

Aggreko, which is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, has offered the UK government the use of its available fleet of small canopy generators – up to 1,300 units – which provide flexible, modular power to temporary venues.

As with most of Aggreko’s products, these generators can be remotely monitored without the need for an engineer to be physically present. This design feature is advantageous during this time of social distancing, as it will help limit the number of people physically present at designated testing sites.

Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko Northern Europe, said: “Aggreko is ready to help the COVID-19 relief effort in any way that we can and we are already supporting the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries. The need for more COVID-19 testing sites across the country is clear, and our generators can be deployed very rapidly to ensure consistent and stable power to temporary venues.

“If we can be of service, we are ready and willing to help. As many of these units had been earmarked for outdoor events, such as Glastonbury, that have largely been cancelled or postponed, we are offering them pro-bono. All that’s needed is fuel and freight costs to start providing power.”


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