December 16 - Glasgow 2014 today announced global power company Aggreko will provide temporary power for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
The firm, which has its headquarters in the East End of Glasgow and has a manufacturing facility in nearby Dumbarton, will provide temporary power across the Games' 13 sports venues and the Athletes' Village.
This will be done through the use of over 100 individual generator sets connected through a network of more than 1,000 distribution boards and 200 kilometres of cabling.
During the Games, a team of engineers and technicians will work around the clock to ensure delivery of power.
Organisers also claim that through the use of the temporary power systems, the deal fits in with its sustainability plan by utilising existing venues and providing all additional power requirements through temporary infrastructure.
"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," said David Grevemberg., the Glasgow 2014 chief executive.
Aggreko operates in over 190 countries worldwide and employs more than 5,700 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the FTSE 100 index.
"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," said the firm's chief executive Rupert Soames.
"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."
Glasgow 2014 is the latest in a number of major international events that the company has been selected as a supplier of temporary power to, following on from Salt Lake City 2002, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012, as well as the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
"I am delighted to see the addition of Aggreko to the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family," said Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland.
"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."
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