Aggreko Supplies Power to 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Aggreko Supplies Power to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Leader in Events Power Celebrates 10th Olympic Games

VANCOUVER (February 15, 2010) –  Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power and temperature control, played a crucial role in supporting the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Aggreko was responsible for the main supply of power for the Opening Ceremony at BC Place as well as stand-by power to the International Broadcast Center, which was responsible for transmitting the ceremony to an estimated three billionviewers worldwide.

As the Official Supplier of Temporary Power and Temperature Control Solutions, Aggreko will be providing temporary power, heating and cooling equipment at all of the Vancouver and Whistler venues throughout the Games.  Aggreko will also be distributing power generated from renewable sources around 30 Olympic venues using 500 miles of cable and more than 1,800 electrical distribution panels.  Aggreko has installed over 90 MW of primary and stand-by generators at venues, enough to supply power to a large town.  Aggreko has over 100 people working in Vancouver and Whistler supporting the Games.

Rupert Soames, Chief Executive, Aggreko, said:

"We are proud to have played a central role in supporting the Opening Ceremony and look forward to providing power and temperature control for the sporting events in the coming weeks.  This is the 10th Olympic Games that Aggreko have worked on and we are excited to be helping the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games host a special and memorable experience."

Editor's Notes

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

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.

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