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Aggreko to Supply Broadcast Power to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

       Aggreko to Supply Broadcast Power to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

  PR Newswire

  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 27, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

As announced in December by the Fédération Internationale de Football
Association (FIFA), Aggreko has been selected as the official temporary power
provider of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The rental company, which is the
global leader in its sector, will be providing power and temperature
control (TC) solutions to the tournament's broadcast network, ensuring people
around the world can tune in and watch the games without any interruption.

World Cup fans across the globe will be able to watch their favorite teams
play thanks to the continuous transmission of the live action from world media
at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). Set up in Rio de Janeiro's
Riocentro, Latin America's largest exhibition centre, the IBC will be
supported by direct feeds from media set up at any one of the interim
broadcast compounds built in each of the tournament's 12 stadiums.

Aggreko, who in the past 50 years have provided solutions across a number of
iconic sport events, will be installing both power and TC solutions to the IBC
as well as each of the 12 interim broadcast compounds including the stadium's
LED screens, assuring event organisers, sponsors, media and their expectant
audiences that airtime will not be affected.

The power and TC rental experts will provide a total of 50 MW, of which 12 MW
will be used as guaranteed power to the IBC, and the remainder distributed
across the 12 stadiums. They will also be providing TC solutions, ensuring
heat sensitive broadcast equipment is maintained at the right temperature as
well as climate control for busy news desks.

As the temporary hub for broadcasters during major sport events, all 64
matches will be transmitted by the IBC, reaching a cumulative global audience
of billions. The rental experts will also be providing primary power to the
stadiums' LED screens where pitch action will be transmitted live to excited
fans. With the eyes of the world watching, failure in not an option.

According to Pablo Varela, General Director of Brazil Aggreko, FIFA 2014 World
Cup Brazil™ will serve as yet another opportunity for Aggreko to showcase the
depth of experience they have in providing solutions to the world of events.
"We are honoured to have been selected as the tournament's official temporary
power suppliers. Over the years we have had the opportunity to demonstrate
time and time again the value we bring in terms of consistency and
reliability. Having successfully delivered solutions to some the world's most
iconic sport events - nine Summer and Winter Olympics, five World Cup
tournaments and several Formula One races - our customers trust in our ability
to deliver flawlessly every time".

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

Contact: Johanna Grijalba, Group PR Manager, Aggreko, T: +971-4-808-6761, E:
johanna.grijalba@aggreko.ae
 
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