Leader in Power Rental to Open New Centre in Fort McMurray
FORT MCMURRAY, AB (June 22, 2009) – 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.
Note to Editors:
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 $1.8bn. 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.