Midas’ LPG step wins Kew Gardens power contract


Temporary power pioneer, Midas, has put the UK’s first rental LPG genset into Kew Gardens as part of a low emission package driving the Christmas at Kew spectacular, which opened to the public on 20th November.

A premier dealer with Himoinsa, multi-award-winning manufacturer at the vanguard of developing gas generator sets, Midas is the only power supplier in the country with these engines in its fleet. Fully EU Stage V emission standard compliant, they feature a three-way catalyst which slashes CO, CO2 and NOx emissions.

Appointed to Christmas at Kew on a multi-year deal, Midas is also providing Stage 3A machines and HVO fuel to the contract – all of which it monitors remotely via DSE Gateway and Livelink to ensure optimum performance.    

Dáire Basra, head of event operations at Kew Gardens, commented: “Midas’ innovative approach to power generation is a sure fit with our onus on efficiency and environmentalism and I’m really pleased to be working with the Midas team.” 


Midas’ managing director, Dave Noble, said: “The new Stage V engine emission regs for non-mobile road machinery phase in from the end of this year and while many manufacturers and suppliers try to address the changes, the Himoinsa LPG genset is fully compliant and ready.

“There has been so much chatter about people getting their heads together to plan to reduce emissions, we’re thrilled to take a real 21st century, fully monitored, sustainable power solution into Kew Gardens right now. We look forward to getting more of these machines into our hire fleet over the next few months.”

In its seventh year, Christmas at Kew 2019 follows a new trail illuminated by over one million lights and includes a host of original installations alongside traditional favourites.