Aggreko to power largest boat show in Middle East

Aggreko to power largest boat show in the Middle East the third consecutive year

Released: 10 March 2008


  • Temporary power and cooling equipment required for Dubai International Boat Show 2008
  • Aggreko to provide 6 MW cooling and 6 MW power equipment
  • Reliable solutions ensure Aggreko wins contract for third year in a row


Aggreko plc, global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has been awarded a contract for the provision of temporary power and cooling equipment for the Dubai International Boat Show 2008. The contract, awarded by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has been awarded to Aggreko for the third consecutive year, further establishing Aggreko’s reputation as the first choice for reliable temporary power and cooling solutions in the Middle East.

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is the largest event of its kind in the region, showcasing boats from local and international builders, together with the latest innovations in marine equipment, supplies and services. From 472 represented countries in 2006 to 722 represented companies in 2007, DIBS has grown even further and will host the largest number of companies and visitors to date. The five-day event is a highlight of the Dubai social calendar, and will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club next to the Meridian Mina Seyahi and the Palm Jumeriah.

DWTC approached Aggreko to provide a complete turn-key solution of 6 MW of temporary power and 6MW of cooling equipment including fuel management and engineering support for four of its on-site tents erected at the show. Previous work experience and extensive industry knowledge helped Aggreko win the contract, as well as the availability of its depot, warehouses and service teams, located less than 30 kilometers away in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.


“We are extremely pleased to be associated with and to support an event of global repute for the third time in a row. We are geared towards achieving success for the event by ensuring uninterrupted power and continuous on-site presence,” said Phil Burns, Aggreko Middle East Area Director. “Our contribution to this remarkable event grows in tandem with the event itself and we look forward to a continued association. This year’s show will be the largest so far in terms of size and the number of exhibitors. This not only reflects its worldwide significance but highlights its growing international appeal and we are proud to be part of this,” he added.


“Aggreko’s commitment and involvement right from the installation phase till the event closure has led to successful execution of our previous shows. I am sure reliable power from Aggreko will assist us in the staging of this important event,” said Mr. Mohamed El Moghazi, Dubai World Trade Centre.


Aggreko’s extensive experience in providing services to major events has recently led to Aggreko being appointed as exclusive supplier for power and temperature control at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, where Aggreko will be providing over 160MVA of power across 40 competition and non-competition venues in the region. Aggreko's team provides 24/7 service support to ensure stability and reliability of power and is committed to ensuring that the events are a success and power and temperature control solutions are customised to the project’s specific requirements.



Editors Notes


Aggreko plc is a global leader in the rental of power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems. We help customers in many different industries to improve and safeguard their operations by solving problems, creating opportunities and reducing risk. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with more than 2,500 employees operating from over 100 locations in 28 countries. In 2006, we served customers in 80 countries, and had revenues of approximately £540m. Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.