Temporary power generation, temperature control and oil-free compressed air giant Aggreko has opened a new service center in Carlsbad, N.M., to meet the growing demand for temporary utility services in the oil and gas, mining, utility, petrochemical and refining industries. The full-line facility will maintain the full complement of Aggreko’s equipment, services and support. The new branch sits on a two-acre lot to allow for a wide array of inventory for long-term and emergency requirements.

“The growth of activity in the Permian Basin has prompted a need for more readily available and accessible power sources, not only to support oil and gas production, but also to support utilities where the added strain on the grid puts local communities at risk for unexpected outages,” said John Morgan, vice president, west area general manager, Aggreko North America. “With this new facility, we are better positioned to service our clients with faster turnarounds and maintain our commitment to providing reliable, cost-effective and scalable power solutions.”

The ripple effect from the boom in shale activity has also created a higher demand for cost-effective gas-powered generators to address flaring concerns and reduce emissions. With Aggreko’s fleet of natural gas generators and gas-cleaning applications, operators in the Permian Basin can leverage onsite alternative fuels to power operations, reducing their environmental impact and maximizing revenue.

Aggreko will also offer services such as its remote monitoring service, its process engineering team, cooling tower services and more.

Headquartered in Scotland with U.S. headquarters in Houston, Aggreko North America is No. 6 on the RER 100.