16 December 2013

Aggreko to Generate Power Behind Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The world leader in the provision of temporary power Aggreko is today (Monday, 16 December) revealed as the latest Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

As part of the deal, the Glasgow-based firm will provide temporary power across the Games’ 13 sports venues and the Athletes Village.

This will be supplied via 103 individual generator sets connected through a network of more than 1,000 distribution boards and 200 kilometres of cabling. The system will be will be supported 24/7 by a dedicated team of engineers and technicians.

The temporary power systems supplied by Aggreko will form an integral part of the Commonwealth Games sustainability planning by utilising existing venues and providing all additional power requirements through temporary infrastructure.

Being a key supplier to Glasgow 2014 will have added significance for the Glasgow-based company. While Aggreko is a global business, its corporate headquarters and global IT group are located within the city’s east end and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in nearby Dumbarton.

The company was the official Temporary Energy Services Supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Recent customers also include the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Welcoming Aggreko to the Sponsor Family as an Official Supporter, Glasgow 2014’s Chief Executive, David Grevemberg, said:

“Aggreko has a great track record of supporting mega events worldwide and who better to join the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family as our Official Temporary Power Supporter than such a highly-regarded global power company with its headquarters in the Glasgow area.”

Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be an official supplier to Glasgow 2014 and to be playing a key role in staging an event that will showcase this wonderful city and its people.

“We look forward to supporting the Organising Committee by providing a seamless temporary power supply across all competition venues and ensuring an uninterrupted television broadcast to millions of viewers throughout the world.”

Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison said:

“I am pleased to welcome Aggreko, yet another major company joining the Games family, to help power what we hope will be the greatest Games ever.”

Councillor Archie Graham, Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome another sponsor of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and all the more so because Aggreko is a local company, recognised globally for their work in many industries.  As Temporary Power supplier for the Games, the company will perform a crucial role, one that they have done with distinction at many other events.”

Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:

“I am delighted to see the addition of Aggreko to the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family. The company has a strong track record of supporting large sporting events and I’m sure that experience will be valuable when providing temporary power for every Games competition venue and the Athletes Village.”