Power supplier Aggreko has won the bid to provide temporary power for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) in Australia.

The company will also become an official supporter of the games through a sponsorship deal.

The contract includes providing power to 18 competition venues and a team of more than 100 Aggreko engineers, project managers and specialists will be in the country during the games.

Aggreko CEO Chris Weston commented: “We are very proud to be an Official Supporter of GC2018, providing all the events’ temporary power requirements.”

“Our people on the ground in Australia, and the wider Aggreko team, look forward to working with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and helping them host a successful event.”

GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie AC added: “The expertise and operational capabilities that the Aggreko team has in the area of temporary power delivery is critical given the absolute reliance on the system across so many GC2018 venues and operations.

“The temporary power systems supplied by Aggreko will also contribute to the Commonwealth Games sustainability planning by optimising the use of existing venue power supplies and providing all additional power requirements through temporary infrastructure.”