Doha, Qatar: March 2010 - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has been confirmed as a National Supplier for the World Indoor Championships in Athletics (Doha 2010).
Aggreko will be responsible for powering lighting and broadcasting units during the event, which takes place at the Aspire Dome from 12-14 March 2010. Aggreko has already assisted the organisers by providing temporary power for the rehearsal event which was held on 26 February 2010.
Mr. Abdulrahman Al Dossari, Doha 2010 Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the Qatar Olympic Committee, said: "We are pleased to confirm Aggreko as our latest National Supplier. The organising committee will rely on the tremendous global experience of Aggreko, which has managed the power needs for many major sporting events of this calibre, to provide us with power solutions and the expertise required to ensure broadcasters are able to deliver uninterrupted live action from the Aspire Dome to the world".
Mr. Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, said: "This is a significant contract win for the company as it further positions Aggreko as a power expert for the events industry. We look forward to working with the WIC organising committee and being part of such a significant event in the Middle East this year."
With no World Championships or Summer Olympic Games this year, the three-day competition, which runs from 12-14 March 2010, will be the most sought-after athletics event of the year.
Qatar is a familiar stop in the itineraries of many athletes and has hosted IAAF championship events since 1997, leading up to the Super Grand Prix held here in 2009, which will be replaced with the IAAF Diamond League meet in Doha, being held just a few weeks after the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships. This makes the City of Doha the most significant destination for athletes to set course for a highly packed athletics season at IAAF events across the globe.
With millions of viewers in most countries across the world watching, uninterrupted power supply for continuous broadcasting is critical. Aggreko has provided turn-key power packages for the Olympics in Beijing, Atlanta and Sydney as well as the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City, Turin and most recently, Vancouver. The company has also provided supplementary power to events such as Football, Rugby and Cricket World Cups and in 2009 provided power solutions for Qatar's National Day celebrations in Doha.
The IAAF World Indoor Championships are also supported globally by Official IAAF Partners Adidas, Samsung, Seiko, TDK, VTB, TBS and Official IAAF Suppliers Mondo. The WIC Organising Committee in recent weeks has also confirmed Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) and q.media Decaux as National Partners, with Go Sport, Gulf Warehousing Company and Virgin Megastores as National Suppliers.