Antwerp, Belgium – May 7, 2015: The first snowboarding race of the season - the FIS Big Air World Cup organized by Playmaker, took place in Turkey by the Istanbul Technical University last December.
Prior to hosting this championship, the city needed to build a temporary ramp of 42 meters high, which needed to be covered in snow. And that’s where Atlas Copco Rental stepped in.
With an ambient temperature of about 10°C in Istanbul, fresh snow doesn’t come falling from the skies. It obviously needed to be produced on site for this unique event. Since water, nitrogen and oil-injected compressed air are the main ingredients to get the job done, Atlas Copco Rental was contacted beforehand to provide those compressors.
And with great results, too. Within 50 hours, the slopes were covered in 720m³ of snow. All of the 45 athletes, consisting of 15 women and 30 men, were delighted with the good quality of the snow and the organization in general. In the end, more than 20.000 visitors came to Istanbul to enjoy this spectacle, the music and the one of a kind atmosphere.
“ We were very happy with the professionalism of Atlas Copco Rental. The snowmaking itself was fast, everything went exactly as planned and the results were definitely there! ”
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.
Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air, nitrogen, steam and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.