Aggreko Powers 2013 America’s Cup

  Aggreko Powers 2013 America’s Cup

       Leader in Rental Services is the Choice for 34^th America’s Cup

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- September 17, 2013

Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation and temperature
control solutions, has been named an Official Local Supplier to America’s Cup
Event Authority, and is providing a complete power solution to operate the
34^th America’s Cup experience, taking place July 4 - September 21 in San
Francisco, CA. Dating back to 1851, the world-class sailing event represents
the oldest trophy in international sport, and will be televised around the

Aggreko equipment in background powering America's Cup event (Photo: Business

Aggreko equipment in background powering America's Cup event (Photo: Business

“The America’s Cup demands all facets of its event to operate at a high level
of sustainability, whether achieved by optimizing the use of energy or
minimizing air emissions,” said George Long, Event Services Manager, Aggreko
North America. “Aggreko designed a reliable and sustainable solution for the
event, including the use of Tier 4 generators, which incorporate the latest
engine technology available to reduce emissions, and the use of utility power
where possible.”

Aggreko’s major events team is powering a dozen Superyachts and multiple
venues throughout San Francisco, including a 9,000-seat temporary
amphitheatre, sponsor areas, VIP clubs, food courts, corporate chalets and
video walls broadcasting the event to viewers across the city. The
installation requires approximately 20 miles of cable and various sized
event-purpose generators for clean and quiet operation, providing primary as
well as secondary backup power for the media compound.

Aggreko planned and coordinated the installation with several dozen vendors,
from construction and scaffolding companies to painters, decorators and
designers. The power design included a cable routing system that would allow
racing enthusiasts to enjoy the event, while not interfering with the safety
and enjoyment of tourists and fans.

“Aggreko has a reputation for delivering excellent, customized power solutions
to meet any unique need,” said John Briggs of the America’s Cup Event
Authority. “Their ability to provide a sustainable, reliable and safe solution
made them the obvious choice for the America’s Cup event and we are proud to
have Aggreko on our team.”

Aggreko has a long history of providing power to high-profile events,
including the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and the London 2012 Olympic and
Paralympic Games.

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

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 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 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 70% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.

For more information, please visit our local website at:

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Ward Creative Communications
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
Aggreko, LLC
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
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