Jersey City, NJ (June 2010) – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and heating and cooling solutions, will be supplying generators and air conditioning equipment for the New York edition of the Red Bull Air Race, taking place over the weekend of June 19th. This is the seventh time that Aggreko has been chosen to be part of this world championship series - most recently in Windsor, Canada, earlier this month, and in Rio de Janeiro in May. The New York edition of the event will take place along the Hudson River and culminate in Jersey City, NJ.
“The strength of the Aggreko network worldwide is a huge advantage when supporting world class events like this,” said George Long, senior event manager for Aggreko Event Services, North America. “With our global partner Kitz Exklusiv, we’re proud to play a role in the event that will be seen by millions, both locally and worldwide.”
More than 3 MW of power and 240 tons of air conditioning will be supplied for the New York event, which is enough to power and cool 600 medium-sized homes. In addition, eight miles of cable will be used to connect the equipment. Darrell Brock, Aggreko's project manager for the Red Bull Air Races commented, “This is the first Red Bull Air Race in the New York area, so we are faced with the challenges that come with an unknown environment. However, at Aggreko one of our strengths is the ability to adjust to changing conditions and provide superb service to our customers.” Brock added, “With Kitz and Red Bull site management, we have made a great multinational team to produce this premier event. It has been great to play an important role in such an exciting championship series.”
Aggreko Event Services is highly experienced in providing uninterrupted electrical power and temperature control rental solutions – including design, equipment and technical support personnel - to television broadcasts, movie productions, the world’s largest sporting competitions, concert tours and major corporate events. Aggreko has powered many of the highest profile events in the world, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and the Daytona 500.
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.