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Pyeongchang 2018 powers up with Aggreko

Temporary power provider Aggreko has agreed a deal to partner the 2018 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Aggreko will serve as the official temporary electricity generation provider for the Games. The agreement is expected to be worth around $40m (€38.3m).

As part of the deal, Aggreko will provide power access across 18 competition venues, as well as the international broadcast centre to ensure uninterrupted television coverage of the Games around the world. In a statement, the company said it will also serve as a sponsor of the event.

Aggreko had been in the running to provide a similar service at the Rio 2016 summer Games in Brazil, but withdrew from a tender to supply generators in November 2015. At the time, Aggreko cited the decision by organisers to break up the power division contract into several parts as one of the reasons behind its decision.

Aggreko will also be responsible for delivering power at each of the 18 competition venues during the 2018 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which will be held in Australia’s Gold Coast region. The company was awarded the contract in August.

Aggreko has been involved in numerous major international sporting events, such as six of football’s Fifa World Cups and nine editions of the Olympics.