Aggreko Powers Izmit Bay Bridge Construction

                 Aggreko Powers Izmit Bay Bridge Construction    PR Newswire    ISTANBUL, April 28, 2014  ISTANBUL, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of interim power and temperature control services has been awarded contracts to provide supplementary power to Turkey's landmark infrastructure project, the Izmit Bay Bridge. The project, 50 km southeast of Istanbul, will be the world's fourth longest suspension bridge when complete and will form the centrepiece of a new, state-of-the-art highway system linking Izmit and Istanbul.  Aggreko will supply 8.6 MW of back-up power across the entire project to the site operations of IHI Holding, the Japanese construction company leading the project. The Aggreko installation will allow construction to continue without delay as well as ensure all critical safety systems and processes remain operational in the event of any disruption from the local grid supply.  "Aggreko is well-known for their high quality service and reliable generators. We were delighted they could provide us with a complete solution and offer the flexibility to rapidly increase our power supply as and when needed. The equipment is fuel-efficient and Aggreko's customer service is top-notch," commented Umit Kaymaz, Deputy Manager of Administration, IHI Infrastructure Systems.  The bridge is also being built in an area prone to seismic activity, so a complex pylon design is being employed to make it earthquake-resistant. The pylons are built into concrete foundations that will sit on a layer of gravel on the seabed. This design will insulate and protect the structure in the event of an earthquake.  To ensure this part of the project runs without interruption, Aggreko is supplying 2 MW of power to Sezai Türkeş Feyzi Akkaya İnşaat A.S (STFA) to run the pumps and other dredging activities associated with submerging the caissons used to fix the pylons in place at depths of up to 40 meters below sea level. In order to bring the high capacity and reliable power supply directly to the off-shore construction site, the Aggreko equipment is being mounted on tugboats.  "STFA has a long history of working with Aggreko. We are satisfied with their speed of delivery and strong business ethics. The time frames of this project were critical as the caissons needed to be submerged as per the schedule without any delays, be the delays due to unexpected causes or equipment failures," commented Bahadir Imirzaloglu, Project Manager, STFA. "Aggreko's reliable power allowed the project to be delivered on schedule and we are very happy with the services provided to us."  Editor's Notes   Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). 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 202 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 Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.  In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers' assignments and 72% 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 : http://www.aggreko.com.tr  Contact: Contact: Rashmi Mandani, Marketing Specialist, Aggreko, +971-4808-6207, Rashmi.Mandani@aggreko.ae  
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