Aggreko Powers Major Cement Producer
RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE, October 15, 2012
RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Aggreko, the world leader in power generation and temperature control
services, has supplied power to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Co. for White Cement, one
of the nation's leading producers of high quality white cement. The cement
company called Aggreko when one of its gas turbines failed and standby power
had been shut down for annual maintenance, causing a significant reduction in
capacity. RAK Co. for White Cement produces a specially blended white cement
dust that is in high demand and is supplied all over the GCC - around 450,000
tonnes of cement a year. The company awarded the contract to Aggreko due to
its reputation as a highly agile and reliable provider. Within three days of
receiving the call, power generators were up and running, providing the client
with 6 MW at 6.6 kV for an initial two-week period - extended to three weeks
when the client required additional time for the repair. Aggreko provided
round-the-clock support - essential due to the critical nature of the power
supply requirements. Highly trained engineers were tasked with running the
generators 24/7 and in extreme conditions, as temperatures on site soared to
over 50°C during the day. Chetan Elkunchwar, Technical Director, RAK Co. for
White Cement, said: "We reached out to Aggreko without hesitation due to their
reputation for providing power with speed and agility. We also needed a
provider who could be flexible, due to the uncertain timing of the repairs.
Aggreko proved to be a reliable and adaptable power provider, addressing our
rather urgent needs seamlessly, and ensuring our business could continue
without interruption." "We pride ourselves on being able to provide our
clients with quality service anytime, anywhere," said Phil Burns, Managing
Director, Aggreko Middle East. "Our technicians are used to the highly mobile
nature of our work - one day it could be Ras Al Khaimah, another it could be
Jeddah. What is important is the focus on getting the job done quickly,
safely and efficiently. Our clients can count on our support as and when their
needs change. This unique quality continues to build the great reputation
Aggreko has earned over the years."
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of rental power and temperature
control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,500 people operating from 165
locations. In 2011 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had
revenues of approximately GBP 1.4bn (USD 2.2bn or Euros 1.6bn). Aggreko plc is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE 100
index, and is headquartered in Scotland.
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 165 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our International Power Projects
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
Winter Olympic Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including
the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil
and the USA.
In 2011 we fulfilled almost 43,000 customers' assignments and when researched,
69% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, visit http://me.aggreko.com
Johanna Grijalba, PR and Communications Manager, Aggreko, Tel:
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