Aggreko Powers Presidential Inauguration



    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /CNW/ -- On January 20th, America will welcome a new
President, and once again Aggreko was chosen to help bring this historic
moment to millions of people around the world. Aggreko, the leader in rental
power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, was selected
to provide the temporary power and heating systems for nearly all of the
Inauguration events and related security needs from January 17th through 20th.
Aggreko has provided power and temperature control for the last three
Presidential Inaugurations.
    

    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/LA59333)

    
    "It is a great honor to play such an integral role in this important
moment in our nation's history," said Gary Meador, Aggreko's National Event
Services Director. "The inaugural committee is working hard to make all events
accessible to record-breaking numbers of people, requiring flawless
performance and a high degree of trust in Aggreko."
    

    
    Aggreko has a hand in virtually every element of the inauguration. The
company is providing power and heat for the Opening Ceremonies at the Lincoln
Memorial; the press tents, audio delays and security at the National Mall; and
the VIP area at Lafayette Park. In addition, Aggreko is powering the press
areas, video and audio along the parade route, the Armed Forces Security
screening area at the Pentagon, the ABC and CNN telecasts, and several
inaugural balls.
    

    
    Literally tons of equipment are necessary for a series of events of this
magnitude. In all, Aggreko is providing:
    

    --  Enough electricity to power 350,000 medium-sized homes
    --  Enough heat for 250,000 medium-sized homes
    --  35 miles of cable, or nearly enough to stretch from Washington, DC to
        Baltimore
    --  More than 30 experienced Aggreko technicians from across North America


    
    The company sourced equipment from their nationwide network of service
centers, and began installation on Wednesday, January 7th. Aggreko's crew
plans to have all equipment removed within five days following the
inauguration.
    

    
    Powering the 2009 Presidential Inauguration is not without challenges,
but Aggreko's team of experienced professionals is up to the task. "The
security and logistics associated with managing this event are awesome," said
George Long, Aggreko Event Services Senior Project Manager.  "Each event and
venue, from the Lincoln Memorial to the parade route, requires coordination
with different committees, governmental agencies and vendors.  Aggreko
provides on-site consultants to work hand-in-hand with the organizers to
design an integrated solution and provide seamless coordination between all
facets."
    

    
    Aggreko was responsible for providing rental power and temperature
control for several key events during the 2008 Presidential campaign,
including election night festivities in Chicago's Grant Park, all three
presidential debates and the national conventions. In addition, Aggreko was
chosen by the Obama campaign for several rallies, including three that
featured singer Bruce Springsteen.
    

    
    Aggreko has a long history of powering the most high-profile events in
the world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2008 Democratic
National Convention and National Football League's Championship games. Aggreko
has been chosen to be the exclusive rental power supplier to the upcoming 2010
Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
    

    About Aggreko
    
    Aggreko plc is the global leader in the rental of power, temperature
control and oil-free compressed air systems. Aggreko provides 24/7
availability and service support with approximately 3000 employees operating
from over 120 locations. In 2007 we served customers in 100 countries, and had
revenues of approximately USD $1.4b. Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock
Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please
access the company website at www.aggreko.com/northamerica.
    



    




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, +44-141-2255900, simon.lyonsATaggreko.co.uk Web Site:
http://www.aggreko.com/northamerica

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