Aggreko signed by London 2012

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The London 2012 Organising Committee has appointed Aggreko as the exclusive supplier of temporary energy services for London 2012, and a Tier Three sponsor of the Games.

Under the agreement, Aggreko will provide temporary power across 39 venues in eight different locations: London, Cardiff, Coventry, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Weymouth. The temporary power will be provided by generators located at each venue, and distributed over 1, 000 kilometres of cable and 3, 500 distribution panels. Aggreko plans to deploy a team of over 150 people for the contract, and most of the equipment used in the project will be manufactured at Aggrekos factory in Scotland. LOCOG commercial director Chris Townsend welcomed the deal: " We are delighted to welcome Aggreko to the London 2012 family. They will help to ensure our venues are fully operational and powered becoming a vital cog in our organisation. They are coming on board as we head towards a crucial year for London 2012 – next year sees us move to becoming a fully operational organising committee, testing our venues and testing our systems. " EDF Energy, a London 2012 Tier One sponsor, will be supplying electricity during the Games from low–carbon or renewable sources.

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