Aggreko, global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air, won the Environmental Stewardship Award at the second annual 2014 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards luncheon, presented by the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) in San Antonio Nov. 6.
The award honors companies working in the Eagle Ford shale play that make it an obligation to preserve the environment in a responsible manner. Aggreko was honored for its innovative ability to utilize field gas to power temporary natural gas generators, as opposed to diesel fuel. Aggreko’s solution addresses a variety of environmental concerns associated with diesel power generation, including reduction of greenhouse gases and elimination of diesel fuel truck delivery, thereby lowering truck emissions and road damage as well as eradication of the potential of fuel spills since diesel is no longer required.
“We are honored to be recognized for our ability to provide power solutions that aid in reducing carbon emissions to the environment,” said Bruce Pool, managing director, Aggreko North America. “We take our role as an environmental steward very seriously and we are committed to innovating further eco-friendly solutions for the energy industry.”
Aggreko’s fleet is also EPA certified to non-road emission standards and all of the company’s service facilities, including the Three Rivers location supporting the Eagle Ford, maintain an ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
“We believe in rewarding companies that exhibit high standards for corporate social responsibility,” said Omar Garcia, president of STEER. “Aggreko has demonstrated its dedication in this area and is duly recognized by STEER and the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards for its commitment to protect and preserve the health of the environment.
Aggreko, based in Scotland, with U.S. headquarters in Houston, has more than 60 locations in the United States and Canada. The company provides contingency planning, onshore and offshore temporary power, and generator rentals for primary power to jobsites, as well as loadbank rentals and oil free air compressor rentals.
Aggreko North America is No. 6 on the RER 100.