VANCOUVER (May 12, 2008) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) welcomed Aggreko, the world’s leading supplier of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to its team as an Official Supplier.
Aggreko will provide Vancouver 2010 with temporary power and temperature control equipment at all of the venues throughout the Games, including BC Place Stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; various celebration sites; the International Broadcast Centre; the Whistler Broadcast and Press Centre; the Olympic and Paralympic Villages in Vancouver and Whistler, as well as all competition venues.
“Aggreko has a rich history with the Olympic Games, including the successful Atlanta 1996 Summer Games and the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games. We are currently installing the temporary power infrastructure for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,” said George Walker, Aggreko’s President of North America. “Our experienced team is working with the Organizing Committee and other suppliers to put together an outstanding plan that will ensure uninterrupted power, comfort and security for the 2010 Winter Games, its broadcast and surrounding events.”
“Successfully staging the 2010 Winter Games requires an enormous amount of behind-the-scenes work and equipment including the temporary power and temperature regulation. With Aggreko’s vast experience providing temporary power to past Olympic Games and other major events, we can’t think of a better company to help us deliver smooth, seamless Games that will inspire our nation and a global television audience of three billion,” said Dave Cobb, VANOC executive vice president, Revenue, Marketing and Communications.