October 2010: Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control, is pleased to announce that it has signed contracts to provide temporary power generation services for the 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games. Both events will be staged in Guangzhou, China, with the Asian Games taking place from 12-27 November and the Para Games taking place from 12-19 December 2010.
Aggreko will be providing around 65 megawatts of power generation and associated distribution to serve the needs of the 16 stadia and the International Broadcast Centre. It will also be providing power to support the opening and closing ceremonies. Aggreko will provide all aspects of the power packages, including design, mobilisation, installation, operation and maintenance. The estimated value of the contracts is US$30 million.
Rupert Soames, Chief Executive Officer, Aggreko plc, said: "The Asian Games, along with the Olympic Games and Football World Cup, are the world's largest sporting events and I am delighted to say that Aggreko has scored a 'hat-trick' by being selected to supply power to all of them. This success is the result of the talented team of events professionals we have brought together in Aggreko and the tens of millions of pounds we have invested to serve these large events."
Aggreko is the leader in power rental for the events industry and has provided turn-key power packages for the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as other major sporting events such as the Football, Rugby and Cricket World Cups.