Aggreko Continues Canadian Expansion



    
    Leader in Rental Power to Open New Centre in Fort McMurray

    
    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aggreko, the
global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air
solutions, is continuing its strategy for steady growth in Canada with the
addition of a new location in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  The 4200 sq ft facility
will provide storage for products, spare parts and supplies, and with three
staff based on site, will help provide a quicker, more comprehensive response
for local customers.

    "After eight years serving the oil sands industry, including two years
operating in Fort McMurray from our nearby Edmonton service centre, we felt it
was time to have a more local presence," said Dennis Haller, Vice President,
Aggreko Canada. "We are thrilled to be able to provide immediate service and
quicker emergency response to our customers in the area."

    This is the latest move by Aggreko to expand its operations in Canada. 
In August 2008, the company acquired the highly regarded Alberta-based rental
power specialist Power Plus Rentals and Sales (Power Plus) to support the oil
and gas industries of Western Canada.  In addition, Aggreko is constantly
improving its cold weather-dedicated power fleet to improve its reliability
and reduce the need for troubleshooting in the extreme environment of the oil
sands.

    "This new facility will benefit both Aggreko and our area customers,"
said Donal Russell, Operations Manager in Fort McMurray. "The combination of
Aggreko's global presence, Canadian expansion, and innovative equipment make
it uniquely positioned to offer the best, most reliable service in the
region."

    Aggreko will supply the area with all the company's major rental product
lines, including:
    
    --  Power generators from 30 kW to 1,500 kW
    --  Temperature control units, including chillers, cooling towers, air
        conditioners and electric heaters
    --  Oil-free air compressors

    --  Refinery grade heat exchangers


    
    The facility will also feature Aggreko Process Services (APS); an
experienced process engineering team within Aggreko that helps refining
customers improve their processes and operations to enhance bottom-line
performance and address environmental concerns.  The APS team is unique to the
rental industry and can design and install projects faster than considered
possible with traditional capital projects.

    Aggreko also operates service centres in Toronto, Edmonton and Sarnia and
is the Official Supplier of Temporary Power and Temperature Control Solutions
for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    

    Editor's notes:

    About Aggreko
    
    Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power,
oil-free compressed air, and temperature control solutions.  Aggreko provides
24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3,500 employees
operating from over 133 locations.  In 2008 we served customers in over 100
countries, and had revenues of approximately USD1.8 billion.  Aggreko plc is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. For
more information, please visit the company website at
www.aggreko.com/northamerica or www.aggreko.ca.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: David Nesmith of Richards/Carlberg,
+1-713-964-3620, david_nesmith@richardscarlberg.com, for Aggreko; or Amy Stine
of Aggreko, LLC, +1-281-985-8286, amy.stine@aggreko.com; or Simon Lyons of
Aggreko plc, +441412255900, simon.lyonsATaggreko.co.uk Web Site:
http://www.aggreko.ca

Organization Profile

AGGREKO

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890