Following five years of supplying temporary power to western companies working in Russia, Aggreko, the world leader in the rental of power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems, has established offices inside Moscow.
To be known as Aggreko Eurasia, the new division based in Moscow will supply temporary generator sets to locations across Russia. The units ranging from 500kVA to 1250kVA are currently being shipped to the new service centre and operations will be up and running this summer.
The expansion has come as a result of demand from western companies operating within the country. With Russia undergoing a period of growth (the GDP has risen seven per cent in the last year*), companies from outside of Russia have begun to build manufacturing plants and retail centres to support the economy. However, the local power networks cannot provide enough electricity to meet the demands of these new developments so temporary power is required.
Having worked with Aggreko in Europe and North America, many of these companies have asked for temporary generators to be supplied to their projects in Russia, enabling them to begin production and trading as soon as possible. As a result of this, Aggreko has already supplied 40MW of temporary power to projects across the country.
Paul Brickman, the country manager for Russia, comments: “Although we didn’t have an office in Russia, the global status of Aggreko enabled the generator sets to be shipped in from Europe to projects across the country. The move into Russia is a significant step and one that is possible because of our existing global presence and we have already built up a reputation in Russia as a quality supplier.”