Durban, South Africa — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 29 March 2011 – Aggreko “’ the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services “’ has opened its second South African service centre in Durban to meet demand for rental power and temperature control in the KwaZulu-Natal area.
At the official opening, managing director, Aggreko South & East Africa James Shepherd focussed on the company’s increased activity in the region: “South Africa, and Africa as a whole, has been an increasingly important region for Aggreko, and we have made a significant investment in South Africa over the past few years,” he said.
Headquartered in Scotland and listed on the LSE, Aggreko plc. served customers in about 100 countries in 2010, and had revenues of approximately US$1.9 billion.
Its new service centre will primarily handle turn-key rental packages to the oil and gas, mining, construction and events industries. A key benefit of such packages is in helping companies deal with power outages and load shedding, guaranteeing their power supplies and reducing the risk of power reduction penalties.
Aggreko has been active in the region for over 15 years, and operates a continent-wide training programme to ensure projects are staffed with local employees.
Awareness of the company and its services in South Africa reached new heights in 2010, when it became the sole provider of power to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.