Altaaqa Global Wins ‘Power Project of the Year’ at MEE Awards

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Front Row: Peter den Boogert, GM Altaaqa Global and Khalil Abdul Malik, GM PEC, together with winners of the Middle East Electricity Awards 2014

Dubai, UAE – Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has recently received the award for ‘Power Project of the Year’ for its power plant project in Aden, Yemen. Altaaqa Global was highly commended for its contribution in product innovation, social responsibility and impressive delivery during the Middle East Electricity Awards (MEE Awards 2014), held at the Dubai International Convention Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to the judges, “Altaaqa Global played a critical role in the electric power industry. This award category is given to a company that offers the best planning, delivery and execution of any power plant in the Middle East region. Altaaqa Global won in this category for its excellent design, innovative power solutions, fuel savings, record breaking project installation and exceptional commitment to provide support to its client.”

The 54 MW temporary power plant was built in just 23 days from signing of the contract and has the capacity to supply up to 150,000 homes with electricity, benefiting more than half a million people in the city of Aden.

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Peter den Boogert (right) accepts the ‘Power Project of the Year’ award

Khalil Abdul Malik, General Manager of Yemen’s Public Electricity Corporation, commented, “Altaaqa Global is not only our supplier, but a real genuine partner that helped us solve the most difficult energy challenges in our country. Their strategic approach to solving complex electrical challenges combined with stellar innovation, unequaled customer support, best of breed fuel-efficient power solutions and impressive on-time delivery is a real testament to their achievement. They have gone the extra mile and made an indelible mark in Yemen as one of the most reliable temporary power companies.”

“We are humbled when our peers in the engineering and construction industry recognize our hard work in providing temporary power solutions in areas where electricity is scarce or not available,” said Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global. “We are also proud of our record as the fastest energy rental company that can deliver power rental solutions at a moment’s notice, even during emergencies. Altaaqa Global has been recognized with this momentous award and I attribute our success to the team spirit and combined diligent efforts by our great people.”

Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, added, “We are always committed to deliver exceptional temporary power and energy solutions anywhere in the world. Every employee is aware that hundreds of millions of people rely on us and this is what our job is all about – service to the people. Our organization goes beyond the paradigm of rental power; we not only provide boxes of generators, but we are a provider of progress, hope and stability to communities, companies and entire nations through our energy solutions. No matter how complex the problems of our clients are, we always have the right solutions and are always ready to serve.”

Majid Zahid, Director for Strategic Accounts at Altaaqa Global, said, “This achievement demonstrates our capability to deliver effective and efficient energy solutions. Our strategic partners in Caterpillar, together with our engineering team, always provide the most modern equipment and innovative solutions that no other rental power company can match. Our work in Oman where we installed 24 MW in just 96 hours, and our Yemen power plant which took only 23 days to build, are record breaking in the energy industry.”

About Altaaqa Global

Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar Inc. to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. The company owns, mobilizes, installs, and operates efficient temporary independent power plants (IPP’s) at customer sites, focusing on the emerging markets of Sub-Sahara Africa, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Offering power rental equipment that will operate with different types of fuel such as diesel, natural gas, or dual-fuel, Altaaqa Global is positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed.

About Zahid Group

Zahid Group represents a diverse range of companies, offering comprehensive, customer-centric solutions in a number of thriving industries. Some of those include construction; mining; oil & gas; agriculture; power, electricity & water generation; material handling; building materials; transportation & logistics; real estate development; travel & tourism; waste management & recycling; and hospitality.

About Middle East Electricity Awards

The Middle East Electricity Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or an organisation that have contributed to the growth and development of the energy industry with a focus on the power, lighting, new & renewable, nuclear and water sectors.