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Altaaqa Wins “Power Project of the Year” at MEE Awards 2015

MEE Award Amr Khashoggi, Vice President Group Affairs at Zahid Group (middle) with Marwan Azraq, Director of Operations at Altaaqa Alternative Solutions (right). Photo courtesy of MEE Awards Organizers. 

Altaaqa Alternative Solutions, a Zahid Group company, won “Power Project of the Year” at the Middle East Electricity (MEE) Awards 2015, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 2.

Altaaqa was recognized for the successful completion of their record-breaking 95 MW temporary power station in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, which has garnered a total of three nominations and two awards since it was completed in 2014.  Mobilized, installed and commissioned in just 22 days, it was the country’s biggest IPP project using high speed diesel generators in a single site to date. 

Speaking from the event, Mr. Amr Khashoggi, Vice President Group Affairs at Zahid Group, said, "Altaaqa Alternative Solutions is honored to receive this covetous award by MEE. We consider it a valuable recognition of our tireless efforts in bringing electric power to every citizen in every corner of our beloved country." 

“This award is attributed to our passionate employees who helped us provide power to an entire city in the shortest time possible. With our turnkey power solutions and experienced staff, Altaaqa is prepared to handle any project of any scale while delivering on its commitment to providing world-class standards of safety, efficiency and reliability,” commented Mr. Marwan Azraq, Director of Operations at Altaaqa Alternative Solutions. 

MEE Awards GroupPhoto courtesy of MEE Awards Organizers.

Established in 2004, Altaaqa Alternative Solutions is an environmentally responsible utility provider of electrical power, water and cooling solutions serving exclusively the dynamic Saudi Arabian market. Exceeding 1GW, the company is the largest local supplier of rental generators and is the largest single owner of Caterpillar rental generators in the world. 

Click here to watch Altaaqa’s Al-Kharj project video.