Olympic win for Aggreko

Aggreko is to supply temporary power generation for the Beijing 2008 Olympics under a contract worth around US$35 million (AED128.5 million).

Aggreko to provide power to Beijing 2008.
Aggreko to provide power to Beijing 2008.

Aggreko is to supply temporary power generation for the Beijing 2008 Olympics under a contract worth around US$35 million (AED128.5 million).

Under the deal with the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad, Aggreko will provide up to 160MW of power across 40 Olympic venues in six cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Qinhaungdao and Tianjin.

The firm will provide generators at each venue, with more than 300km of cable and 2,000 distribution system. The firm will employ an estimated 200 staff for the contract, many of whom will be recruited in China, to install, maintain and operate the equipment.

The plant will support the major ceremonies at the National Stadium in Beijing; and power field-of-play lighting, camera equipment plus the international broadcasting centre. Aggreko chief executive Rupert Soames commented: "This is one of the largest contracts ever awarded for temporary power for a sporting event."

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