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Gold Coast 2018 powers up with Aggreko

Temporary power provider Aggreko has signed on as the latest official supporter of the 2018 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which will be held in Australia’s Gold Coast region.

As part of the deal, which also includes a significant sponsorship component, Aggreko will be responsible for delivering power at each of the 18 competition venues used during the Games. The company will also power the International Broadcasting Centre, non-competition venues such as the athletes’ village, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Over 100 Aggreko employees from the Scotland-headquartered company’s Australian branches will be on hand during the Games to oversee the design, management, installation and operation of generators and other equipment.

Aggreko provided power for the most recent Games in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. The company has also powered Olympic Games in the past, as well as cricket, football and rugby World Cups.

“Aggreko joins an increasing number of GC2018 sponsors and reinforces through their interest and commitment the level of confidence business has in aligning their brand with the Commonwealth Games,” Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation chairman Peter Beattie said.

Aggreko joins Atos, KPMG, MinterEllison, Seek and Ticketek as second-tier official supporters of the Games, which take place from April 4-15, 2018.

Top-tier official partners include the Jupiters Hotel and Casino development, TAFE Queensland and Griffith University. Third-tier official suppliers Centium Software and GPY&R complete the current sponsorship line-up.