POSTED: Wednesday March 23rd 2011

Aggreko sponsors SportAccord Convention for fourth year

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.

Editor’s Notes

Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 3,800 people operating from 148 locations. In 2010 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £1.2bn.  Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at

Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.  We serve our customers either through our 148 service centres, which we call the Local Business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.

In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it.  In the International Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.

Recent customers include the Beijing 2008 Games, the Vancouver 2010 Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2010 we fulfilled almost 40,000 customers' assignments and when researched, 68% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.

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