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Olympic Games 2012: Wales

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many contracts related to the London 2012 Olympics have been awarded to businesses and organisations in Wales; and what the total value is of those contracts. (291214)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: Welsh business is playing a vital role in helping to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) do not have a central record of supply chain contracts and their value, but they estimate the overall spend in Wales to be in the tens of millions of pounds. Examples include:

Euroclad, based in Cardiff, supplying the rainscreen cladding for the Olympic Stadium

Rowecord, from Newport, manufacturing the steel for the roof of the Aquatics Centre

Rhino Doors, from Port Talbot, providing security doors for the Olympic Park construction site

In addition the ODA has contracted directly with Welsh companies in a series of small corporate and administrative contracts worth £5,615.