Aggreko Powers Football’s Big Game

Aggreko Celebrates Powering Football’s Big Game

MIAMI (February 5, 2010)

he New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts professional football teams won’t be the only power on display this Sunday at Sun Life Field in Miami. That’s because Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, will be providing large-scale power generation and temperature control for professional football’s annual championship game and halftime show. Aggreko also provided the same services for last weekend’s professional football all-star game.

Leader in Rental Power Picked for Championship Game and Halftime Extravaganza

Following months of planning and preparation, Aggreko Event Services (AES), the major events division of Aggreko North America, will be responsible for powering everything from lighting and video during The Who’s halftime performance, to stadium security. AES will also be providing power and temperature control to the domestic and international media compounds that are broadcasting the event worldwide to the largest television, internet and radio audiences in more than 200 countries.

“Our experienced team has put together an outstanding game plan that will ensure uninterrupted power, comfort and security for this year’s championship, surrounding events and broadcast,” said David Prince, project manager for Aggreko Event Services.

As well as providing rental power to the big game and halftime show, security and broadcast compounds, Aggreko is also powering both teams’ practice facilities and several celebration sites and VIP areas. An event of this magnitude requires an enormous amount of time and equipment. Aggreko’s national network of more than 50 service centers will provide:

  • Enough Aggreko generators and power distribution for 30,000 medium-sized homes
  • 400 tons of heating and cooling
  • More than 47 miles of cable - enough to stretch across 83 football fields, or from Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to Delray Beach

The team of 12 Aggreko employees began the lengthy process of installing the complex array of equipment more than a month prior to the game. The dismantling is expected to take another two weeks once the final whistle blows.

Aggreko Event Services is highly experienced in providing reliable electrical power and climate-control solutions for television broadcasts, movie productions, the world’s largest sporting events, concert tours and major corporate events. Aggreko has a long history of powering the most high profile events in the world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and the Daytona 500. Aggreko is also an Official Supplier to the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games later this month.

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Editor’s notes:

About Aggreko

Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power, oil-free compressed air, and temperature control solutions. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3,500 employees operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately USD1.8 billion. Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.

For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com/northamerica or www.aggreko.ca

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