Aggreko to power the Glasgow 2018 European Championships
Scotland-based Aggreko has today been announced as Official Temporary Power Supporter for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
A global leader in mobile, modular power generation, the firm will provide both temporary and continuous prime power across the Championships’ competition and non-competition venues.
Aggreko will provide around 60 generators supplying more than 10 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) of energy, distributed through more than 240 panels and 26 km of cable to ensure the successful delivery of 84 thrilling sessions of sport including Open Water Swimming at Loch Lomond and Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes.
The firm will also help power Festival 2018 – a dynamic cultural programme which will showcase the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre and digital art across the city, with Glasgow’s iconic George Square at its heart.
Temporary power will be used in conjunction with existing venue infrastructure to meet all of the Championship’s power requirements over the 11-day celebration of sport and culture in August 2018.
Having supplied temporary power to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Ryder Cup and London 2012 Olympic Games, Aggreko boasts an excellent reputation for powering the biggest global multi-sport events.
2018 will see the firm support PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, said: “The Glasgow 2018 European Championships provides a fantastic opportunity for Scotland to demonstrate why we have an impeccable reputation for hosting major sporting events. By working with businesses who know exactly what it takes to put on successful international events, we can ensure Glasgow 2018 is a memorable occasion for athletes, officials and fans alike.”
Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken, said: “The latest addition to the Glasgow 2018 sponsor family, Aggreko has helped deliver excellent multi-sport events around the world. Working with a well-known brand with its roots in Scotland will help guarantee the success of the inaugural European Championships.”
Robert Wells, Managing Director, Aggreko Major Events Services, said: “Aggreko is proud to support the first staging of the prestigious Glasgow 2018 European Championships. We look forward to working with the team and Glasgow city to ensure the faultless delivery of power to the Championships. There is no better place to do this than in Scotland.”
In a world first, Glasgow 2018 will bring together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf Team Championships between 2 – 12 August 2018.