FG Wilson Supports VIP Event at Edinburgh Zoo

Events specialist, Tower Productions, is used to supporting VIP events but for one of the company's recent jobs at Edinburgh Zoo the VIPs weren't celebrities or sports stars ... they were two giant pandas: Tian Tian ('Sweetie') and Yang Guang ('Sunshine').

As the UK's media gathered to welcome the two giant pandas from the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Centre in Sichuan Province, China, Tower Productions was tasked with providing the temporary power for the media centre at Edinburgh Zoo. The company put in place 1 x XD200P2 generator set supplied by one of our UK Dealers, Dieselec Thistle, ensuring that the panda's arrival at their new home could be reported across the world.

"This is the first time that there has ever been giant pandas in Scotland and their arrival marked an historic moment for Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland and the UK that the media was keen to capture. We're delighted to have played a role in celebrating the beginning of the pandas' ten-year stay in Edinburgh Zoo and have become addicted to the zoo's 'Panda Cam' ever since."

Tim Shaw, Managing Director of Tower Production

Tower Productions specialises in technical solutions for live events, including power, heating, lighting, rigging and vision equipment. The company regularly sources its generators from Dieselec Thistle.

"For an event like this there has to be absolute confidence in the reliability and load bearing capabilities of the generator as without power the media centre at Edinburgh Zoo cannot broadcast their reports. Tower Productions relies on us to ensure that its generators are specified to meet the requirements of mission critical applications like these - the only thing we couldn't do was get the pandas to smile for the cameras!"

Paul Moore, Managing director of Dieselec Thistle Generators

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