Aggreko has been awarded the contract for supplying temporary power at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, writes Brian Donnelly.

The Glasgow-headquartered power generation specialist announced that its subsidiary Aggreko Events Services Japan Limited has been granted the supply contract by the Tokyo Olympic Games Organising Committee.

As part of the supply contract AESJL will provide temporary electricity generation and distribution systems to support both Games.

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The value of the supply contract is expected to be around $200m and reinforces Aggreko's confidence in its ability to achieve its targets.

AESJL's extended scope of supply includes temporary medium and low voltage power systems across 43 competition venues, the athletes' village and the international broadcast centre, ensuring reliable power for all stakeholders in the venues and uninterrupted television broadcast to millions of viewers.

The European Championships in Glasgow is among Aggreko's recent large-scale projects.

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Aggreko has also listed the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and Ryder Cup in France as among the high profile events it has supplied.

HeraldScotland: Chris Weston, Aggreko chief executive

Chris Weston, Aggreko chief executive, above, said: "We are delighted to have secured what is one of the most prestigious event contracts won by Aggreko.

"Our experienced team will support the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to ensure our role in the success of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is flawlessly delivered."