Aggreko to provide Gold Coast Games power

Glasgow-based mobile power firm Aggreko said it won the bid to provide temporary power for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The contract includes power for 18 competition venues, the international broadcast centre, the opening and closing ceremonies and other venues like the Commonwealth Games Village.

More than 100 Aggreko engineers, project managers and global events specialists from the company’s Brisbane depot and elsewhere in Australia will come together to design, manage, install and operate its generators and electrical distribution equipment.

“Our people on the ground in Australia, and the wider Aggreko team, look forward to working with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and helping them host a successful event,” said Aggreko CEO Chris Weston.

Aggreko has been operating in Australia since 1980, employing more than 300 people at 22 locations.

Providing power for sports events like the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games and cricket, football and rugby world cups is a major part of Aggreko’s business.