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Aggreko wins £37m power contract for London Olympics

Aggreko plant in Indonesia
Image caption Aggreko has more than 5,000 staff in 144 locations across the world

Aggreko has won a £37m contract to supply power to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Glasgow-based company will provide about 220 megawatts of power - some 60 megawatts more than it supplied at the Beijing games in 2008.

Aggreko has also provided power for the football World Cup in South Africa and the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The company said it had also been signed up as a sponsor for the London games after winning the deal.

Aggreko, which has more than 5,000 staff in 144 locations worldwide, rents generators to provide temporary power and cooling systems for events.

The company raised profit expectations last week, saying that work on the World Cup had inceased first-half revenues by nearly £29m.

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