2 March 2015: Canada - Aggreko, a global leader in temporary power generation, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, has been named the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada. The Pan American/Parapan events will be held July 10-26th and Aug. 7-14th, respectively.
The two sporting events expect more than 10,000 athletes and officials from 41 countries who will participate in the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted. The TORONTO 2015 Games is slated to host more athletes and sports than the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, in which Aggreko provided power generation to both of those monumental sporting events.
Aggreko will play a key role in designing and providing both temporary power and temperature control solutions to the Games and the Cisco International Broadcast Center.
“We’re glad to have Aggreko as our Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier,” said Saad Rafi, CEO, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee. “We want to provide athletes, coaches and spectators with an experience they’ll always remember and Aggreko provides a service we know we can count on.”
Aggreko will supply more than 100 generators totaling over 50MW of temporary power that will provide primary and back-up power systems across the Games; and design and install power redundancy to support the live global broadcast as well as the Games’ timing and scoring systems. In addition, Aggreko will keep the athletes cool by providing its temperature control systems for the CIBC Athletes Village dining facility and more than 30 surrounding technical venues.
“We are honored to extend our expertise and partner with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games,” said Bruce Pool, managing director of Aggreko North America. “We are the leaders in our industry and we have a history of delivering power and temperature solutions that are customized to meet the strategic requirements of large -scale events.”
“Aggreko has been providing temporary utility services for several years to businesses and organizations throughout Toronto, so we’re very pleased to be part of this event that’s so important to the province and to Canada,” Pool further commented. “We’re passionate about contributing to sports and to communities, so we’re very proud to be a part of the Games.”
Aggreko is widely known for powering large scale events such as the Olympic Games, PGA Tour, Tour de France, Ryder Cup, and FIFA World Cup. This is Aggreko’s third time supporting both the Pan American/Parapan American Games and the broadcast center with its power systems and temperature control solutions.