Leader in Events Power Celebrates 10th Olympic Games
VANCOUVER (February 15, 2010) – Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power and temperature control, played a crucial role in supporting the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Aggreko was responsible for the main supply of power for the Opening Ceremony at BC Place as well as stand-by power to the International Broadcast Center, which was responsible for transmitting the ceremony to an estimated three billionviewers worldwide.
As the Official Supplier of Temporary Power and Temperature Control Solutions, Aggreko will be providing temporary power, heating and cooling equipment at all of the Vancouver and Whistler venues throughout the Games. Aggreko will also be distributing power generated from renewable sources around 30 Olympic venues using 500 miles of cable and more than 1,800 electrical distribution panels. Aggreko has installed over 90 MW of primary and stand-by generators at venues, enough to supply power to a large town. Aggreko has over 100 people working in Vancouver and Whistler supporting the Games.
Rupert Soames, Chief Executive, Aggreko, said:
"We are proud to have played a central role in supporting the Opening Ceremony and look forward to providing power and temperature control for the sporting events in the coming weeks. This is the 10th Olympic Games that Aggreko have worked on and we are excited to be helping the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games host a special and memorable experience."