Aggreko Continues Growth in the Gulf Coast Area

Aggreko Continues Growth in the Gulf

Rental Power Leader Opens New Service Center in Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana (October 13, 2010) – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, cooling, heating and oil-free compressed air solutions, continues to expand in the Gulf Coast area with a new service center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The new 4,000 sq ft facility, located at 741 Professional Drive, houses all aspects of Aggreko’s business including sales, service and a fleet of power generators, chillers, air conditioners, heaters and oil-free air compressors.

“We are very pleased to open our sixth location in the Gulf region,” said Keith Sanner, Gulf Area General Manager, Aggreko North America. “We see this new service center as an opportunity to enhance the offerings to our customers in the area.”

The company’s new facility will allow it to provide improved service to the area’s natural gas and other leading industries, including manufacturing, service and special events.

“Our resources help support large and complex power projects in the area,” added Sanner. “Aggreko’s Gulf leadership team determined we needed a presence in Shreveport, with experience and expertise  across all industries and focused on approaching opportunities with the Aggreko can-do attitude.”

Aggreko will supply all of the company’s major rental product lines from the new facility, including:

  • Sound-attenuated power generators, from 30 kW to 2000 kW - perfect for any application where sound mitigation and space considerations are important
  • A new range of natural gas-powered generators complying with all state and federal emissions legislation
  • A range of temperature-control units, including chillers, cooling towers, air conditioners and electric heaters
  • Oil-free air compressors

In addition to Shreveport, Aggreko operates Gulf-area service centers in Mobile, Alabama, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Iberia and New Orleans, Louisiana, and is backed by a network of more than 50 locations throughout North America.

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 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/northamerica or www.aggreko.ca.

For more information, contact:

Shanta Mauney or Claire Caton, Ward Creative Communications    
Tel: 713-869-0707
E-mail: smauney@wardcc.com or ccaton@wardcc.com  

Amy Stine, Communications Specialist, Aggreko LLC
Tel: 281-985-8266
E-mail: amy.stine@aggreko.com

Simon Lyons, Global Director of Marketing & Communication, Aggreko Plc
Tel: + 44 141 2255900
E-mail: simon.lyonsATaggreko.co.uk                                              

 

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