Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions, has confirmed its commitment to the SportAccord International Convention for the fourth consecutive year as a Silver Sponsor.
Ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London will be the host city for the 2011 convention in April, which will bring together more than 1,500 representatives from international sport over six days to build relationships, share knowledge and develop ideas to increase efficiency and benefit communities.
David Taylor, General Manager of Aggreko’s Event Services Division in Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted that SportAccord is taking place in London this year, bringing together the key decision makers of international sports federations and associations, governing bodies and the sports industry to share best practice, that will shape the future of sport across the world. As the Official Temporary Energy Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it also offers us an invaluable platform to promote our growing temporary power and climate control solutions to organisers of major sporting events.”
Aggreko will provide temporary power to 39 venues in seven major locations and the International Broadcast Centre at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Aggreko will project manage all aspects of the temporary power packages, including design, mobilisation, installation, operation and maintenance.
“This is without doubt the biggest single event Aggreko has supported to date,” said Robert Wells, Aggreko’s Olympic Business Director. “Aggreko will utilise 409 generator sets which will be managed and implemented by an experienced team of 150 staff based at a central hub near to the Athletes’ Village. This is a huge challenge and we’re relishing the opportunity to help stage the greatest sporting event to take place in the UK since 1948.”
In addition, more than 3,470 distribution boards, 12,000 four-way electrical sockets and 1,000 kilometres of cable will be utilised, which will be delivered and relocated as required via an anticipated 1,300 truck movements.
Aggreko’s involvement as a provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games demonstrates its expertise in providing temporary power and climate control solutions for major sporting events. 2010 saw the company provide temporary power, heating and cooling to the Winter Games in Vancouver as well as providing broadcast power in all venues, the International Broadcast Centre and FIFA Headquarters for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Aggreko also provided temporary power for the Dubai Rugby 7s, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the (FINA) World Swimming Championships in Dubai, the Red Bull Air Race in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China.