HOUSTON — When 2 million tons of ice arrived in October to help build Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: A Caribbean Christmas, Aggreko’s team of technicians were on hand to keep it frozen for the holiday destination held in one of the southern United States’ warmest climates.
Aggreko is providing temperature control and power generation assistance for Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas, taking place Nov. 12, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. The seasonal event boasts an award-winning team of master ice carvers from Harbin, China that transform 2 million tons of ice into an underwater journey including: a towering oil rig ice slide; sunken treasure; and schools of tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, hammerhead sharks, and more.
Maintaining a temperature below freezing is critical to the success of any ice attraction, and it’s particularly challenging in southeast Texas where temperatures can reach nearly 90°F during the critical month of October, when most of the ice carving took place.
Aggreko’s Event Services Division worked with Moody Gardens to beat the heat and designed a custom application engineered to support the ice show and cool more than 25,000 square feet of tented event space to below freezing temperatures.
“Aggreko works closely with customers like Moody Gardens to overcome unique challenges and provide a level of engineering expertise and innovation that results in increased revenue and savings for their business,” said Mel Parker, managing director, Aggreko North America. “We are proud to be part of this popular holiday event in Galveston and support the many temperature control applications required to give spectators a cool experience they will never forget.”
The company’s technical experts will monitor the installation via Aggreko’s proprietary Remote Monitoring (ARM) service — a real-time monitoring and diagnostic tool — to ensure everything runs at peak efficiency.
Aggreko supports custom-engineered temporary power and temperature control solutions for a number of large-scale events, such as the Olympic Games, Pan American/Parapan American Games, PGA Tour, Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, and FIFA World Cup.
For more information, visit www.aggreko.com.
Publication date: 11/21/2016