Aggreko Again Expands in Western Canada
Released on: August 26, 2011, 2:36 am
Aggreko, the global leader in rental power,
temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, is
continuing its expansion in Canada with the opening of a larger
service center in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Aggreko first established
itself in Fort McMurray in 2009, and is now doubling the size of its
local operations. The new 7,000 sq ft facility will host an expanded
fleet of rental generators, a larger maintenance yard to better service
equipment, and a growing staff of technicians, sales and service
“Aggreko has served the oil sands industry in Western Canada for more than 10 years
and we are excited to root ourselves deeper in the Fort McMurray community,” said
Dennis Haller, Vice President, Aggreko Canada. “Our oil and gas, refining and
upgrading, and construction customers need partners with a local presence and the
capability to provide superior, highly responsive service. We’re proud to expand our
service center to meet their growing temporary equipment needs.”
Aggreko will supply the area with all the company’s major rental product lines,
• Power generators from 30 kW to 1,500 kW
• New natural gas generators, 65 kW and 1,300 kW
• Temperature-control equipment - chillers, cooling towers, air conditioners and
• Oil-free air compressors, both diesel and electric
• Refinery-grade heat exchangers
In addition to expanding its personnel and generator rental fleet, Aggreko will provide customers with remote monitoring capabilities to improve
their ability to troubleshoot any operational issue and optimize operating
efficiency. The new depot will also provide engineering support from Aggreko
Process Services (APS): an experienced process engineering team within Aggreko that
helps customers improve their processes and operations to enhance bottom-line
performance and address environmental concerns. Unique to the rental industry, the
APS team can design and install projects at extremely short notice – and while
customers await capital expenditure approval or the delivery of equipment.
“We see great value in being part of the Fort McMurray community and employing local
people,” said Sue McGregor, Canada Sales Manager, Aggreko North America. “The
increased demand for our services is led by the development in the oil sands, and we
continue to explore ways to assist with more local expertise, new technology for
remote construction sites, and innovative solutions to reduce emissions and
Aggreko operates additional service centers in Edmonton, Fort St. John, Toronto,
Montreal, Ottawa and Sarnia.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature
control solutions. Aggreko employs over 3,800 people operating from 148 locations.
In 2010 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of
approximately GBP 1.2bn (USD 1.9bn or Euros 1.4bn). 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 our 148 service centers, which we call the Local Business, or globally
through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half 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 also
accounts for about half of our 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 2008 Beijing 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.
In 2010 we fulfilled almost 40,000 customers’ assignments and when researched, 68%
of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit the company website at: www.aggreko.com/northamerica.
For more information contact:
Ward Creative Communications
Amy Stine, Communications Specialist, Aggreko LLC
Simon Lyons, Global Director of Marketing & Communication, Aggreko Plc
Tel: + 44 141 2255900
Aggreko PLC (Group Head Office)
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