Houston-Based Aggreko North America Powers Celebrations for the NCAA Men’s Final Four
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130405:nBw055074a HOUSTON--(Business Wire)-- Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control solutions, for the seventh consecutive year will provide large-scale power generation for local festivities surrounding the NCAA Men`s Final Four. The long-awaited 2013 NCAA Division I Men`s Basketball Championship national semifinals and national championship will take place on April 6 and 8 at the Georgia Dome as thousands celebrate in the Atlanta area. As the world leader in temporary utility solutions, Aggreko was specifically chosen to power the celebration festivities of the NCAA Men`s Final Four games due to their successful track record with the NCAA as well as the rental company`s involvement in other major events such as the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Aggreko will provide enough electricity to surrounding events to power more than 80 average-size homes. This includes The Big Dance, a three-day pep rally and music festival featuring high-profile artists held at Centennial Olympic Park, a large outdoor park in downtown Atlanta. To create an enjoyable space for the fans, the Aggreko team designed power setup and cable distribution to be safely contained and away from public areas. The company`s highly trained technicians will install the equipment and approximately 8,000 feet of cable, as well as provide 24/7 monitoring services for power distribution operations at the event. "It is an honor to work with the NCAA for the seventh year to provide large-scale rental power solutions for the Final Four festivities," said Gary Meador, Head of National Event Services, Aggreko North America. "Each project is unique, and Aggreko`s event specialists have put together a great game plan utilizing their expert project design skills, our nationwide network of power generation resources and on-site technical support to create a successful event." The entire project will take Aggreko approximately two weeks, from preparation and installation in the downtown Atlanta area to dismantling the equipment upon completion. ENDS Editor`s Notes Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). 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 194 service centres, 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 London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 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 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers` assignments and when researched, 70% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10. For more information, please visit our local website at: www.aggreko.com/northamerica. Ward Creative Communications Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707 email@example.com or Aggreko LLC Amy Stine, 281-985-8266 Marketing Communications Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org or Aggreko plc Simon Lyons, + 44 141 2255900 Global Director of Marketing & Communications email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013
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