10 November 2011: Brisbane, Australia - Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has opened its new depot in the Brisbane suburb of Darra. The move to the new location was a result of extensive damage caused to the former facility in Rocklea, following the devastating floods which hit the state of Queensland earlier in the year.
The Darra depot was officially opened by Asterios Satrazemis, Managing Director, Aggreko Australia-Pacific, at an event attended by many of Aggreko’s customers from the Brisbane area. Guests had the opportunity to tour the new premises and see Aggreko equipment in action.
When the flooding hit Brisbane, the depot in Rocklea was completely inundated and almost all of the equipment that was stationed there was destroyed. This came at a time when power cuts were causing widespread disruption throughout the state. Aggreko acted quickly to mobilise a temporary depot in Richlands to receive incoming fleet that was express-freighted from across Australia for immediate deployment to customers.
“Knowing how important temporary power is during these types of situations, Aggreko has always felt a responsibility to respond quickly when events like this take place,” said Asterios Satrazemis. “Many of our staff who worked to arrange our emergency response, were also directly affected by floods. I am very proud of the commitment and strength shown by the Aggreko team during such a difficult time for the people of Queensland.”
The new Brisbane depot is Aggreko’s central hub for Queensland and services regional depots across the state in Emerald, Townsville, Gladstone and Mackay, as well as a number of projects in Mt. Isa and the Surat Basin.