South Africa (April 2010) – The final national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM has been revealed as Shanduka-Aggreko. Shanduka, a leading African investment holding company, through its subsidiary Shanduka Energy, and Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power rental services, are a joint-venture which is the official supplier of rental power for broadcasting of the FIFA World CupTM tournament. The tournament will be held from 11th June to 11th July 2010 across 10 stadiums in South Africa.
The Shanduka-Aggreko joint venture contract was announced on 1st March and will see Shanduka-Aggreko provide temporary power and temperature control for broadcast and technical services for the tournament. The contract involves providing broadcasting power in all 10 World Cup Stadium Venues, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and FIFA headquarters, as well as temperature control at the IBC. This will support the broadcasting of the 64 matches of the competition to over three billion people world-wide.
Aggreko has been active in Africa for over a decade and in 2006 formed a partnership with Shanduka Energy in order to enhance its operations in Southern Africa. Aggreko now generates over 800 megawatts across over 20 African countries and employs 450 people on the continent, of which over 80% are African nationals. In 2009, Aggreko opened its first permanent depot in South Africa, located in Midrand.
Julian Ford, Director Marketing and Sales Development, Aggreko International, commented: “We are extremely proud to be a national supporter for this prestigious event. Sponsoring the tournament supports the growth of our business in South Africa and shows our long-term vision for growth in the country.”
“Shanduka’s partnership with Aggreko for this particular project was based on our understanding of their capability to handle the magnitude and complexity of the event,” said Phuti Malabie, Managing Director, Shanduka Energy. “We are confident that our partnership with Aggreko, the leading provider of temporary power to the world's most prestigious sporting events, will ensure faultless performance at the World Cup.”
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,000 people operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £950m (USD $1.6bn or Euros €1.1bn). 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.
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 120 service centres, which we call the Local Business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about 60% 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 International Power Projects business, which accounts for about 40% of 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 Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com or www.aggreko.ca.