23 August 2012

Aggreko Opens New Service Centre in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay, Namibia - 23 August 2012 - Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has today officially opened its new service centre in Walvis Bay. The new facility was formally inaugurated by Honorable Willem Isaak, Deputy Minister of Mines of Namibia and Martin Foster, Head of Local Business, Aggreko Southern and East Africa. Cleophas Mutjavikua, the governor of the Erongo region, was also in attendance. The facility is the sixth service centre in Aggreko’s Southern and East African network and is the first operation to be based in Namibia.

The new depot will service the country’s rapidly growing mining industry and other industrial users throughout the country. Located next to the Port of Walvis Bay, the facility is strategically positioned to support Namibia’s shipping and fishing industries.

Aggreko provides turn-key temporary power and temperature control solutions to customers across a range of industries. Temporary power packages help companies deal with power outages and load shedding, guaranteeing their supplies and reducing the risk of business disruption when blackouts occur. Aggreko's temperature control expertise helps industrial, mining, food and beverage and major events companies to cope with peak seasonal demands and provides emergency capacity when vital cooling infrastructure breaks down.

Commenting on the new depot opening, James Shepherd, Aggreko’s Managing Director for Southern and East Africa, said: “Aggreko’s expansion into Namibia is a major step in our strategy to build local presence in the key industrial hubs of Southern and East Africa. As the region continues its strong growth, Aggreko is well placed to support this growth through the provision of the world leading temporary power and temperature control services.”

“Namibia is a key strategic market for Aggreko,” commented Martin Foster, Head of Local Business, Southern and East Africa. “Aggreko is highly committed to the development of the communities we operate in. We take very seriously the progression of our local Aggreko people and will hire and train a strong local workforce to support the new facility. The long-term success of our business is directly linked to a highly capable and well trained Namibian workforce.” 

Source: Aggreko