Glasgow-based Aggreko has been announced as the national supplier of temporary power and temperature control services for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.
Running from 14 – 23 July at the London Stadium and incorporating 16 sessions, Aggreko will provide generators, cables and distribution panels to meet the specialist energy requirements of the Championships.
Aggreko’s events services are renowned throughout the world, as the go-to supplier of power and temperature control for events ranging from major sporting events, such as Olympics and Paralympic Games, golf, tennis, football and rugby championships, music festivals and TV and movie productions.
The World Para Athletics Championships, along with the IAAF World Championships London 2017 that follow from 4 – 13 August, are the biggest sporting event of the year with more than 3,000 athletes from over 200 nations set to compete.
Niels de Vos, Championship Director for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, said: “It is a pleasure to have Aggreko on board as the national supplier of temporary power and temperature control services for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. They have a brilliant track record in providing specialist energy solutions for some of the biggest sporting events in the world and we look forward to working with them on the Championships over the next four months.”
Kevin Brownhill, Aggreko’s Head of Partnership and Sponsorship, said: “We’re delighted to go back to the London Stadium, as we were there for London 2012, as official energy services supplier for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, when it was the Olympic Stadium. We know and understand the Stadium, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and we’re delighted to be going back as national supplier of temporary power and temperature control services to the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.”
The biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – it is the first time both the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships have been held in the same city in the same year. Aggreko were appointed following a competitive tender process.