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Aggreko on Set with Harry Potter

Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Warner Bros Productions for the supply of power and heating for the next Harry Potter film, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’.

The Aggreko team will be providing a 10MW power package and 8 MW of heating systems which will supply power and temperature control for the stages and workspace areas at Warner Bros Leavesden Studio, London, during the filming.

The availability of stable and reliable power is of critical importance to the studio team and the ‘power management’ systems designed and installed by Aggreko are supported during filming by Aggreko’s qualified Engineers. The full suite of Aggreko’s products are utilised for general power and heating/cooling requirements and if necessary a bespoke solution is created to support a very specific and often unique requirement.

Aggreko has been involved in the provision of temporary power and temperature control systems on all of the Harry Potter films, not only on set but also in key location areas which have been used including Ben Nevis, Virginia Water in Surrey and Blenheim Palace.  

Mick Ledden, Aggreko’s Area General Manager, has project managed the contracts for all the previous Harry Potter films and comments on the contract: “Each film we have been involved in has had very specific requirements and this one will be no different. The use of special effects is a staple part of the Harry Potter genre and Aggreko is always forthcoming in providing an answer to power, cooling, heating or moisture control challenges. We work very closely with the Production Team and specialist technicians at the Studio and the results are always a team effort. We are extremely proud to be associated with these movies.”

Aggreko will also provide technical support on the film set throughout the duration of filming.

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