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Glasgow City Council

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  • 18-Aug-2011

Background

PE Generators provided Glasgow Green Park with essential temporary power for the World Pipe Band Championships. Glasgow Green is most certainly the oldest park in the city and is situated close to the city’s historic centre and stretches from the Saltmarket at the High Court, across to the Calton and Bridgeton districts and is bordered by the River Clyde to the south.

The event has been running since 1930, when the Scottish Pipe Band Association (today known as the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association) was formed. The title of World Champion is an extremely sought after by bands and is seen as the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation, rehearsal and practice. Typically, several hundred bands attend, traveling from all over the world.

Challenge

Glasgow Green is home to several monuments and sculptures and is host to many great events including the Glasgow Show, the Great Scottish Run, the annual fireworks display and pop concerts to name a few. Therefore, it is essential that the park is well maintained and left undamaged in order to continue providing these activities.

The parks facilities and attractions such as the The Doulton Fountain and surrounding play areas are visited by site seers and members of the local community therefore it was vital that PE Generators adhered to the council rules and transported/ operated equipment in a way that wouldn’t disturb or be of danger.

Solution

The hire of generators & associated equipment was required for this event. PE Generators managed to deliver on time, fully operational sets. We adhered to the councils schedule and Safe Practice was of the upmost importance when working amongst the public and in such a scenic and well preserved environment. On this occasion, PE Generators was chosen as generator partner because of
their reputation and from previous work, proving that the company can provide a reliable and efficient service coupled with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Client Benefits/ Equipment List

PE Generators supplied 27 Super Silent generators for hire, ranging from 20kva to 70kva. Distribution, cabling and bunded fuel tanks were also supplied for the championships. The equipment was transported to Glasgow Green by PE Generators and our engineers and technical staff were on call for emergencies or assistance throughout the entire event.