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Glasgow 2014 seals double deal

Temporary power provider Aggreko has reached an agreement to become an official supplier to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, while organisers have also agreed a partnership with Malcolm Construction.

Aggreko will provide temporary power across 13 competition venues and the athlete’s village. The company’s systems will help Glasgow 2014 to achieve its aim of utilising existing venues and providing all additional power through temporary infrastructure.

The Glasgow-based company was the official temporary energy services supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, having fulfilled similar roles at the Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Games.

Meanwhile, the construction firm tasked with delivering the transformation of Scotland's National Stadium for the Games has been added to the event’s sponsorship roster. Malcolm Construction, which earlier this month began work to change Hampden Park into a world-class track and field venue for the Games, becomes Glasgow 2014’s official construction provider.

Hampden Park will take centre stage as the venue for the Commonwealth Games’ track and field athletics events. For Games-time the arena will be transformed into a 44,000-seat stadium, before returning Hampden to its current 52,000 capacity following the end of the Games.