Coronavirus: Aggreko offers generators to UK government09 April 2020

Temporary power supplier Aggreko has offered the UK government up to 1,300 small generator units to support the set-up of Covid-19 testing sites across the UK.

The firm has offered its available fleet of small canopy generators in response to growing demand for enhanced testing for Covid-19, with temporary testing sites being setup across the country.

These generators can be remotely monitored without the need for an engineer to be physically present, according to Aggreko – an advantageous design feature during this time of social distancing.

Chris Rason, MD at Aggreko Northern Europe, says: “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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Adam Offord

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