Aggreko Scores First Place as Official Power Supplier to Largest Multi-Sport Event Ever Held in Canada

Aggreko named the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games

TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Aggreko, the world's leading provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has been named the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada. The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will be held July 10–26, 2015, and August 7–15, 2015, respectively.

More than 10,000 athletes and officials from 41 countries and territories will participate in the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted. That is more athletes and sports than the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games — two monumental sporting events where Aggreko provided power generation. Aggreko will play a key role in designing and providing both temporary power and temperature control solutions to the Games and the Cisco International Broadcast Centre. This is Aggreko's third time supporting both the Pan American/Parapan American Games and the International Broadcast Centres with its power systems.

"We're glad to have Aggreko as our Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "We want to provide athletes, coaches and spectators with an experience they'll always remember, and Aggreko provides a service we know we can count on."

Aggreko will supply more than 100 generators totalling over 50 MW of temporary power that will provide primary and back-up power systems across the Games footprint, and design and install redundant power to support the live global broadcast as well as the Games' timing and scoring systems. In addition, Aggreko will keep the athletes cool by providing its temperature control systems for the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village dining facility and more than 30 surrounding venues.

"We are honoured to extend our expertise and partner with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games," said Bruce Pool, managing director of Aggreko North America. "We are the leaders in our industry and we have a history of delivering power and temperature solutions that are customized to meet the strategic requirements of large-scale events.

"Aggreko has been providing temporary utility services for several years to businesses and organizations throughout Toronto, so we're very pleased to be part of this event that's so important to the province and to Canada. We're passionate about contributing to sports and to communities, so we're very proud to be a part of the Games."

About Aggreko

Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com or local website: www.us.aggreko.com 

Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 202 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.

In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.

Recent customers include the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM, the Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.

In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers' assignments and 72% of those who responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.

For more information, please visit our local website at: www.us.aggreko.com

About TO2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the City of Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 1.416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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