Power Leads to Economic Resilience

Africa is intensively pushing to build and grow its economy on the back of increased domestic demand, aggressive infrastructure construction activities and economic interconnection among countries in the continent. In fact, in a recent annual meeting in Rwanda, the African Development Bank (AfDB), presenting its African Economic Outlook 2014, reported that the continent’s economy was expected to grow by 4.8% in 2014 and 5.7% in 2015, approximating its growth figures pre-economic downturn.

The ongoing economic efforts in the continent will, naturally, have to be supported by energy. Gone are the days of organic economies, where economic growth could be achieved through mere human and animal strength. In this day and age, almost all economies rely on power to sustain their activities and produce tangible results. Power has become an integral component of any economy or society that outages and blackouts could bring about devastating consequences.

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Africa’s power scenario
To support Africa’s ambition to achieve economic sustainability, diversity and viability, it will primarily need to boost its infrastructure to support the growth of its various industries. To achieve that, the continent will require massive amounts of power. Does it, however, have enough energy to sustain this power-intensive phase?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sounded a warning that an escalating power supply deficiency in Africa may hamper the projected economic growth. It has been documented that some 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa were facing an energy crisis, evidenced by rolling blackouts, and that some 30 countries in region had suffered acute energy crises in recent years. While the Key World Energy Statistics by the International Energy Agency reported that electricity generation in Africa rose from 1.8% in 1973 to 3.1% in 2011, the continent still remained to have the smallest share globally, despite being the second most populous continent.

With Africa’s population expected to double to approximately 1.9 billion people by 2050, and with the continent’s industries projected to require power at almost full capacity, the World Bank said that a much higher investment would be needed to at least double Africa’s current levels of energy access by 2030. In fact, it is estimated that the Sub-Saharan region would require more than USD 300 billion in investments to achieve total electrification by 2030.

The power instability: The bigger picture
Sub-Saharan Africa was observed to have absorbed much of the blow of the recent power crisis. Blackout brought cities to a standstill and spelt terminal financial losses to small- and medium-scale companies. Mining, one of the region’s pillar industries, was severely affected, even prompting mining companies to shelve expansion plans and curtail local power usage.

Nigeria, for instance, a country that has three times the population of the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), only has one-tenth of the power generation capacity of the latter, and business in the country are reportedly starting the feel the effects of power interruptions in their daily turnover.

In Tanzania, a blackout that lasted for almost a month was experienced in Zanzibar when the underwater cable lines supplying power to the archipelago failed, owing to a huge surge in demand. As a result, residents needed to shell out USD 10 daily to run diesel-powered domestic generators, while businesses requiring refrigeration or heating had to suspend operations until power was restored.

In Angola, the occasional recession of the water level in some of the rivers affects power production, distressing allied services, like water distribution. Luanda’s water supply firm, EPAL, cited that various areas in the city experienced water supply shortage, owing to challenges related to power distribution.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), touted to be Africa’s biggest copper producer, in May 2014 advised mining companies in the country to suspend any project expansion that would require more power, amidst a power shortage that, the government said, would take years to resolve.

Even the Republic of South Africa, the region’s largest economy, was not exempt from power-related woes. In a communiqué in June 2014, Eskom, supplier of 95% of the country’s electricity, warned residents of a rolling blackout due to load-shedding, which, it said, was necessary to protect the electricity grid from total blackout. Eskom said it had begun scaling down maintenance to prepare for winter, but in the face of a rising energy demand, particularly during peak hours, it appealed to the public to reduce power consumption by at least 10%. If the power demand does not decline, then, the company said, load shedding would be the last resort to avoid a total power shutdown.

At present, solutions are underway – but these, naturally, will not come without a hefty price and cannot be completed within days or weeks. Economic reports indicated that, at the prevailing growth rate of the demand from industries and residents, the region would have to double its power generating capacity by 2025, at an approximate cost of USD 171 billion in South Africa alone.

In order to sustain this projection, the governments in Africa have identified potential sources of funds, such as power rate hikes and foreign investment. Yet, power hikes could stir social unrest and could prompt industrial entities to cut down on operations, putting jobs and production at risk. Foreign investment agreements, on the other hand, could take time to materialize, and the planning, designing, installation and commissioning of permanent power generation projects may entail several years, if not decades.

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How temporary power plants can help
Power is indeed a fundamental element for any economy to function, as every sector of the modern society, be it domestic, commercial or industrial, is, in a way or another, dependent on electricity. Nowadays, a power interruption affecting critical facilities, like hospitals, airports, telecommunications towers, data centers, mining facilities and oil & gas installations, has the potential to put an entire country, region or city to a standstill, and in light of globalization and economic integration, the consequences could spill over regional, national or even continental borders.

Hiring interim power plants to bridge the gap between the demand and the supply of electricity yields many advantages, particularly when there is a foreseeable delay in the construction of permanent power generation facilities or while waiting for the permanent power plants to be completed.

When time is of essence, rental power companies, like Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, are capable of providing solutions as needed, when needed. Utility companies in the region, like Eskom in South Africa, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Tanzania Electric Supply Company, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, the Concelho Nacional de Electricidade in Mozambique, the Empresa Nacional de Electricidade in Angola and the Société nationale d’électricité in DRC, among others, can hire temporary power plants in times when the demand outpaces the supply, when the electrical grid becomes unstable due to a spike in electricity requirement or when power distribution networks are unavailable, like in the rural areas. This will allow them to bridge the supply deficit immediately. Hiring power generators can prove to be a viable solution to power supply inefficiency, bridging the power gap while the permanent power solution is still in progress.

With an immediate solution on hand, the governments and the utility companies can avert resorting to raising the prices of electricity or curtailing the supply of power during peak hours. On a greater scope, an instantaneous resolution of Africa’s escalating energy supply challenges will preclude social and political instability and massive financial losses to businesses and individuals.

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The power to go further
The continent that was once regarded as a tail-ender in terms of development, is now making an aggressive move towards economic stability and viability. To sustain the economic growth that Africa is now enjoying, it is imperative that the governments in the continent address the critical issue of chronic power shortage, which could hamper the development of various industries in the countries. The effort that the African governments are putting to address this predicament is commendable, but there exist other entities that can help them to further alleviate the situation. Rental power companies propose solutions that address the issues of urgency, cost-efficiency, reliability, energy-efficiency and environmental safety. It is advisable that utility companies provide for a contingent power solution in cases of power interruption that may lead to operational delays and, ultimately, negative social, political, economic and financial consequences.

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The foregoing article was originally published in the October 2014 issue of IMIESA, published by 3S Media, South Africa.


Robert Bagatsing
Altaaqa Global
Tel: +971 56 1749505

Putting power in the hands of the communities

Kenya has had a taste of the consequences of high costs of electricity and erratic electric power generation. Droughts experienced in recent years had driven water heights in major dams to precarious levels, that power industry authorities were left with no other conceivable choice but to rely on imported fuel to produce electricity. High cost of available fuel in the international market drove electricity prices up – a burden that would have to be passed on to industrial and private consumers that were fortunate enough to be connected to power lines.

While rising energy prices were the bane of these end-users, approximately 90% of Kenya’s rural population and an estimated 45% of the country’s urban residents were yet to gain access to electricity, while a projected 60% of Kenya’s total population still used biomass as a source of energy for cooking.

The energy situation in Kenya was far from being stable, to say the least.

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Kenya’s renewable energy potential

The country’s energy situation represented a daunting affair for any government to try to overturn. But somehow, something has to be started somewhere, so Kenyan authorities trained their gaze on renewable energy sources for solutions. Today, Kenya’s renewable energy sector is touted to be one of the most active in Africa, with investments in wind, geothermal, small-scale hydro and biomass rising from virtually zero in 2009 to approximately USD 1.3 billion in recent years. Kenya is considered to be the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa and is known as a world leader in the number of solar power systems installed per capita.

Kenya’s renewable energy sources hold enormous potential. For instance, experts from the African Energy Policy Research Network 2004 observe that, at an average, Kenya receives an estimated four to six kWh per square meter per day of solar insolation, which is equivalent to about 300 million tons of oil. The study adds that most areas in the country can enjoy the benefits of solar energy, because they receive more than six hours of direct sunlight per day.

Moreover, according to scientific studies, Kenya has one of the best wind resources in the world, averaging between three and 10 m/s, with northern Kenya even hitting record speeds of up 11 m/s. Experts suggest that wind energy facilities can be strategically installed along the coast and in areas where agricultural production is counter-intuitive, like in the Northeastern Province. The Lake Turkana Wind Project currently underway is poised to provide 300 MW of wind power to Kenya’s national grid.

While the country has already been thriving in geothermal energy production, experts say that only two per cent of the country’s geothermal potential has been tapped, adding that the total estimated potential for geothermal power capacity in Kenya is in the area of 7,000 to 10,000 MW. Currently, the Geothermal Development Company has laid out plans to drill 1,400 steam wells to provide steam for up to 5,000 MW of geothermal power capacity by 2030.

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It is not just power; it is empowerment

Beyond providing large-scale additional power to Kenya’s national energy generation capacity, renewable energy solutions hold a significance much closer to home. Owing to their flexibility and scalability, renewable energy sources could be locally installed in rural and urban communities, and in industrial facilities, encouraging power decentralization and source diversification. Experts opine that this fact can potentially be a workable solution to over-dependence on hydro and thermal power, which could at times be unreliable or expensive. Decentralized and localized renewable energy projects will find merits in terms of mitigating the risks of climate change and environmental degradation, as well as of the rising prices of fuel in the world market. Giving local communities and industrial players the opportunity to “create” their own power will additionally pave the way to fully capitalizing on the renewable energy potential of Kenya and to unraveling further economic growth.

While localized renewable energy projects in Kenyan rural and urban communities and in industrial facilities are still in the nascent stages, there are technologies available that are able to sustain their progress and advancement. Mobile power technologies are designed and engineered to support power generation when permanent or renewable sources meet challenges in sustaining the electricity demand. As national frameworks are created to promote renewable energy investments at the community levels, temporary power stations can provide the power supply that installed renewable facilities are still not able to produce. As wind or solar power plants depend on unpredictable natural elements for “fuel”, interim generators will be able to supplement the generated power in cases when wind or solar supply is insufficient.

As Kenya improves its hydropower and thermal energy generation capacities, veering away from over-reliance on fossil-based power, mobile electric power stations will be able to support existing permanent power infrastructure in times when the national electric power requirement outstrips the supply. Owing to the fact that rental gensets do not require steep initial investment to procure, the Kenyan government will be able to preserve the budgetary allotment aimed at the construction of renewable energy facilities at the grass-root levels.

Empowering local communities

National economic growth may never be sustainable if a significant percentage of a country’s population and industries has yet to be empowered. Today, with the advancement in research and technology, local electrification and community empowerment is within reach. Renewable technologies are maturing, and are now proving to be viable and sustainable sources of energy. As communities and industrial facilities enjoying the benefits of electric power grow in number, the road map ahead of a country’s economy becomes increasingly clear.

Empowerment, however, does not simply mean being connected to the grid. Encapsulated within the very essence of the word is giving rural and urban communities alike the opportunity to care for their environment, to plot their own future and to traverse their own paths to economic and social advancement.

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The foregoing article was originally published in the September-October 2014 issue of Kenya Engineer, published by Intercontinental Publishers, Kenya.



Robert Bagatsing
Altaaqa Global
Tel: +971 56 1749505

Hydropower-dependent Economies: The Big Dry

Many developing countries are gradually embracing the hydropower technology as one of their main sources of electrical power. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the Middle East are actively pursuing the construction of large dams to develop more hydropower resources. In recent years however, hydropower facilities have been facing power generation challenges, largely owing to variations in climatic parameters brought about by climate change and discrepancies in the pattern of seasonal months. Some countries have been experiencing low amounts of rainfall, and the heavy rains expected to kick in during the wet months have been delayed. As a result, water levels in many reservoirs in developing countries have dropped, causing the amount of electricity generated by hydropower plants to recede.

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Countries that have anchored a major part of their national power supply to hydroplants are bound to encounter economic, social and political obstacles in the face of changes to weather patterns. Myriad case studies conducted throughout the world have shown that lack of reliable power sets off a disastrous domino effect, wreaking havoc in several industries, including utility generation, industrial and commercial production, telecommunications, transportation, urban and rural electrification, mining and petrochemicals. Massive losses in finances and in social services could result in public unrest, often leading to street protests and demonstrations. As the country’s political stability may be threatened by social discontent, transformative investors could lose confidence altogether in pouring in money in ongoing and prospective projects in that country.

Emerging countries can find benefit in studying the impacts of climate change and prolonged summer months before and during the implementation of hydropower projects. Proactive approaches such as this may help them respond and adapt to the effects of climate change, and save costs in maintenance and refurbishment in the long run.

Power for insufficient power
In cases when the power generation capacity of hydropower plants is not enough to meet the existing energy demand during extremely hot months and days of elevated temperatures, there are available technologies that are capable of supporting them, like large-scale mobile rental power generators. Employing temporary power technologies can potentially be an integral part of any proactive approach to counter the effects of climate change on hydropower facilities. For one, interim electric generators represent a cost-effective alternative when supplemental power is required for short periods of time, like during droughts or prolonged absence of rain. As procuring them does not require large capital outlays, provisional power technologies can secure a government or a utility company’s cash flow by not necessitating considerable initial expenditure.

Because every minute counts during potential electricity interruptions, such as load shedding or electric blackouts, solutions to bridge the power gap should be swiftly and rapidly deployed at any given time. Owing to their flexibility and modularity, hiring rental power plants can be a quick and temporary solution for emergency and exceptional situations. Interim power stations are furthermore equipped with cutting-edge innovations that allow their capacities to be ramped up or scaled down, depending on the need of the situation. For instance, when rains start to kick in but are still not enough, utility companies have the liberty to lower the temporary power generation, gradually blending the productions from hydropower plants and rental gensets.

Choosing a power partner
As with the technology, choosing an appropriate interim power partner is an important element of a proactive initiative to mitigate the effects of climate change on hydropower plants. As was established in the foregoing discussion, hydropower generation has increasingly become one, if not the foremost, sources of power for many countries, thus hiring a temporary power provider entails momentous stakes. Imagine, when a country’s economic, social and political stability is on the line, should the government or hydropower companies entrust the power project to companies with little experience in large-scale operations?

There are several factors to consider in choosing a suitable mobile power provider. Governments and utility companies have to be discerning of a rental power supplier’s experience and track record in delivering executable, measurable and sustainable solutions to projects involving hydropower facilities. Industry stakeholders are advised to avoid dealing with backyard companies, which may not be able to deliver the required solutions on time nor on budget. This may create more problems in the long run, leaving vital institutions of a country – schools, hospitals, production plants, airports, telecommunication entities and petrochemical companies – suffering prolonged hours of no electricity and losing millions of dollars in cash and in opportunities by the minute.

Governments and hydropower companies should also consider the manpower expertise and after-sales service delivery of a prospective rental power supplier. A temporary energy partner should have spare parts and human resources readily available to carry-out after-installation support in times of emergency at any given location anytime.

Industry stakeholders should also be keen on a power supplier’s capability of providing flexible, scalable and turnkey solutions for a wide array of requirements. The potential power partner should have the appropriate expertise to study and evaluate a situation and to prescribe the exact solution up to the minutest exigency of a project. In order to translate plans into tangible and executable output, a rental power provider should have adequate and state-of-the-art technologies available in its product line.

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Proactivity is key
Reversing the effects of climate change may involve time – years or, even, decades. It entails paradigm shifts, not only in one country, but in all countries, developed and developing alike. The magnitude of the task at hand is enormous, and governments in several countries are working to commence the change. It remains to be a work in progress, and not all of us may be lucky to see its fulfillment. To support these efforts, governments and utility companies should be proactive and vigilant in moderating the consequences of climate change on the lives of their citizens and customers, respectively. As a sweeping transformation could not implemented overnight, the best thing to do at this very moment is to prepare. Humans of today are fortunate to have acquired the ability to foretell the effects of climate change, and to have on hand solutions to assuage or preclude them. The onus is now on us to put them to productive use.

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The foregoing article was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Arab Water World, published by CPH Media, Middle East.



Robert Bagatsing
Altaaqa Global
Tel: +971 56 1749505

Altaaqa Global apre uffici nell’Africa orientale

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, il fornitore globale di soluzioni di alimentazione elettrica provvisoria con sede a Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, ha aperto recentemente una filiale a Nairobi, Kenia. Il nuovo ufficio servirà diversi paesi nell’Africa orientale.

Peter den Boogert, Gerente Generale di Altaaqa Global, ha detto, “Le nostre attività nell’Africa orientale sono fiorenti e l’economia della regione si dimostra prospera negli ultimi anni. Questo, però, traduce in un aumento della domanda di energia. L’obiettivo della nostra società è rispondere appena possibile quando i nostri clienti richiedano le nostre soluzioni. Il nostro nuovo ufficio ci permetterà di raggiungere loro più velocemente di prima. Siamo consapevoli che la nostra industria è guidata da esigenze di emergenza e da scadenze strette. Nello stesso tempo, però, l’attrezzatura che si utilizza in questo settore richiede un tempo considerevole per acquistare. Insieme alla flotta della nostra consociata in Arabia Saudita, Altaaqa Global ha circa 1.400 MW di potenza prontamente disponible, e questo ci permette di implementare rapidamente e, quindi, soddisfare i nostri clienti.”

Steven Meyrick, Rappresentante al Consiglio di Altaaqa Global, ha aggiunto, “Questa espansione strategica fa parte della nostra visione di essere il leader dell’industria ed il fornitore di soluzioni di alimentazione elettrica provvisoria più preferito entro il 2020. Durante la nostra espansione geografica, continueremo ad investire intensamente in risorse umane, a migliorare i nostri processi e ad espandere e diversificare la nostra flotta di elettrogeni CAT. Ora, abbiamo la capacità di fornire elettrogeni a vari tipi di combustibile, tra cui gas naturale di città, gas di petrolio liquefatto (GPL), gas naturale compresso (GNC), gas naturale liquefatto (GNL), gas bruciato in torcia, gasolio, dual-fuel (70% gas e 30% gasolio) e, molto presto, combustibile pesante.

Altaaqa Global adotterà, inoltre, dei programmi ambientali e sociali nell’Africa orientale. Meyrick ha aggiunto, “Come parte del nostro impegno di aiutare le comunità locali nell’Africa orientale ed, eventualmente, in tutta la regione subsahariana, stiamo adottando iniziative di risponsabilità sociale (CSR) rivolte ad alleviare i problemi sociali delle nostre immediate vicinanze.”

“Le prospettive economiche dell’Africa orientale, particolarmente nell’ambito dell’energia e dell’ingegneria, sono promettenti,” ha detto Majid Zahid, Responsabile dei Clienti Strategici. “Siamo lieti di aprire il nostro nuovo ufficio che ci permetterà di fornire impianti provvisori di dimensioni variabili e di ultime tecnologie. Siamo determinati a servire diversi settori, tra cui il settorio del petroleo e del gas, dell’energia elettrica, petrochimico, minerario, manifatturiero industriale e marittimo. Grazie alla nostra filiale locale nell’Africa orientale, siamo in grado di fornire ai nostri clienti un servizio dedicato e personalizzato. Nell’industria dell’alimentazione provvisoria, tutti i requisiti sono considerati come unici, e con la nostra conoscenza locale e competenza globale, saremo capaci di fornire centrali elettriche secondo le prescrizioni dei nostri clienti.”

Le prospettive economiche dell’Africa orientale continuano ad essere incoraggianti, e la regione si sta gradualmente manifestando come un importante partner economico per diversi paesi di tutto il mondo. Gli analisti di mercato attribuiscono la crescita dell’economia della regione a diversi fattori, tra cui lo sviluppo delle infrastrutture di grandi dimensioni, le riforme economiche e la scoperta di nuove fonti di energia e dei risorsi naturali. Il Kenia, tra altri paesi africani, sta emergendo come uno dei centri finanziari e commerciali nella regione, con un costante crescita economica dal 5% al 7% di anno in anno. La Tanzania, la Somalia, e l’Uganda sono inoltre previsti a raggiungere la stabilità economica, dopo la scoperta del petrolio e del gas nei loro territori. L’Etiopia e il Ruanda sono anche previsti a mostrare un notevole sviluppo, grazie all’espansione delle attività agricole ed ad un notevole record di riforme politiche ed economiche, rispettivamente.

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 Su Altaaqa Global

Altaaqa Global, una società controllata dal Gruppo Zahid (Zahid Group), è stata scelta da Caterpillar Inc. per fornire soluzioni di alimentazione elettrica provvisoria da multi-megawatt chiavi in mano al livello mondiale. La società possiede, mobilita, installa e gestisce efficaci centrali elettriche independenti temporanee presso gli stabilimenti dei clienti, particolarmente nei mercati emergenti, tra cui l’Africa subsahariana, l’Asia centrale, il subcontinente indiano, l’America Latina, il Sud-Est asiatico, il Medio Oriente ed il Nordafrica. Altaaqa Global, che offre attrezzature energetiche a noleggio a diversi tipi di combustibile, come gasolio, gas naturale e dual fuel (70% gas e 30% gasolio), è ben posizionato a provvedere ed implementare rapidamente centrali elettriche temporanee che forniscono elettricità in qualsisasi momento e luogo quando sia necessaria.



Sul Gruppo Zahid (Zahid Group)

Il Gruppo Zahid (Zahid Group) è composto da una vasta gamma di società che offrono soluzioni globali focalizzate sui clienti in diverse industrie emergenti. Alcune di queste industrie sono i settori edile, minerario, petrolifero e del gas, agricolo, energetico, idrico, turistico ed alberghiero. Il gruppo opera, inoltre, nell’ambito dei settori di manipolazione del materiale, dei materiali da costruzione, del trasporto e della logistica, e di sviluppo immobiliare.




Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel: +971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Dipartimento di Marketing

P.O. Box 262989

Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti


Altaaqa Global新设东非办公室

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power是一家总部位于迪拜的临时电力供应商,致力于为全球客户提供临时电力解决方案,最近在肯尼亚首都内罗毕开设了新的分支机构

Altaaqa Global的总经理彼得·登·布格特(Peter den Boogert)说道:“由于近年来该地区的经济蓬勃发展,导致用电量大增,我们在东非地区的业务不断增长。Altaaqa Global的目标是为客户迅速提供能源解决方案。这个新分支机构将极大提高我们在这一地区的反应速度。我们充分了解这一行业面对的是紧急需求和紧迫的时间,但同时获取使用设备却需要很长的交货时间。通过与沙特阿拉伯的姐妹公司合作,我们现在拥有约1400 MW的电力可供租赁,这使我们可以集中精力实现快速部署和提高客户满意度。”

Altaaqa Global的董事会代表史蒂芬·梅里克(Steven Meyrick)评论说,“这一战略性扩张将帮助我们实现在2020前成为领先的首选临时电力解决方案供应商这一愿景。在地理扩张的同时,我们将继续加大人力资源投资,进一步改善业务流程,实现CAT电力发电机组扩张和多样化。我们现在有能力提供以不同类型的燃料为基础的发电设备,如管道天然气(PNG)、液化石油气(LPG)、压缩天然气(CNG)、液化天然气(LNG)、火炬气、柴油、双燃料(70%的天然气和30%的柴油),而且很快就可以将重质燃料油(HFO)也加入到这一清单中。”

Altaaqa Global也将在东非开展环境和社会项目。梅里克补充说,“我们还承诺帮助当地社区以及最终将帮助范围扩大到整个撒哈拉以南地区。为了实践这一承诺,我们正积极采取行动,履行我们的企业社会责任,这些行动举措将有助于缓解我们的周围环境面临的社会挑战。”

“东非在能源和工程领域有着非常乐观的经济前景,”Altaaqa Global的战略客户总监马吉德·扎西德(Majid Zahid)说道,“我们很高兴能够在此设立新的分支机构,利用最新的发电技术为客户提供各种规模的临时发电厂。我们决定将业务扩展至各个行业,如石油和天然气、石化、矿业、电力公用事业、工业制造和海运业。在东非设立办公室后,Altaaqa Global将有能力为广大客户提供专门的个性化服务。在能源租赁行业,每一个客户都有不同的要求,而我们凭借着本地知识和全球专业知识,能够准确地为客户提供所需的租赁电站。”


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 关于Altaaqa Global

Altaaqa Global是扎西德集团旗下的子公司,被卡特彼勒公司选中,在全球范围内提供多兆瓦级交钥匙临时电力解决方案。公司在客户指定地点建立临时的独立发电厂(IPP),整个工程的调动、安装和操作都由Altaaqa Global完成,建成的发电厂也归Altaaqa Global所有。公司现在重点关注撒哈拉以南的非洲、中亚、印度次大陆、拉丁美洲、东南亚、中东和北非的新兴市场。公司还提供以不同燃料为基础的电力租赁设备,燃料种类包括柴油、天然气或双燃料,还能够提供并迅速部署临时发电厂解决方案,在需要的任何时间和地点提供电力。








Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

电话:+971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Marketing Department

P.O.Box 262989



Компания Altaaqa Global открывает офис в Восточной Африке

Компания Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power – дубайский глобальный поставщик временных решений в области энергоснабжения – недавно открыла новый филиал в Найроби (Кения), который будет обслуживать несколько стран в Восточной Африке.

Петер ден Богерт, генеральный директор компании Altaaqa Global – сказал: «В последние годы наш бизнес в восточноафриканском регионе находится в расцвете и экономика процветает, что приводит к увеличению спроса на электроэнергию. Наша цель в Altaaqa Global – как можно быстрее быть на месте, когда клиенты нуждаются в наших решениях в области энергоснабжения. Наш новый филиал позволит нам достигать этого региона быстрее, чем раньше. М Мы понимаем, что наша промышленность движима чрезвычайными потребностями и жесткими сроками, но в то же время в ней используется оборудование, приобретение которого требует значительного времени. Общая мощность готовых к сдаче в аренду систем выработки электроэнергии компании Altaaqa Global и ее родственной компании в Саудовской Аравии составляет около 1400 МВт, что позволяет нам сосредоточить свои усилия на быстром развертывании и обеспечении удовлетворенности клиентов».

Стивен Мейрик – представитель правления компании Altaaqa Global – сказал: «Это стратегическое расширение является частью нашего намерения стать к 2020 году ведущим и наиболее предпочтительным поставщиком временных решений в области энергоснабжения. Во время своей географической экспансии мы будем осуществлять значительные инвестиции в людские ресурсы, далее совершенствовать свои бизнес-процессы и расширять и диверсифицировать свой парк электрогенераторов CAT. Мы можем теперь поставлять электростанции, работающие на различных видах топлива, таких как сетевой природный газ (СПГ), сжиженный нефтяной газ (СНГ), сжатый природный газ (СПГ), сжиженный природный газ (СПГ), факельный газ, дизельное топливо, двойное топливо (70% газа и 30% дизельного топлива) и очень скоро – тяжелое дизельное топливо (ТДТ)».

Компания Altaaqa Global будет также осуществлять в Восточной Африке экологические и социальные программы. Мейрик добавил: «В рамках нашего стремления помогать местным жителям в Восточной Африке и, в конечном счете, во всем регионе к югу от Сахары мы активно выдвигаем инициативы корпоративной социальной ответственности, которые помогут смягчить социальные проблемы нашего непосредственного окружения».

«Восточная Африка имеет многообещающие экономические перспективы в рамках энергетического и инженерного секторов, – сказал Маджид Захид, директор компании Altaaqa Global по работе со стратегическими клиентами, – мы рады открыть новый офис, чтобы поставлять временные электростанции разной мощности на основе новейших технологий выработки электроэнергии. Мы полны решимости обслуживать различные секторы, такие как нефтегазовая, нефтехимическая и горнодобывающая промышленность, электроэнергетические компании, промышленное производство и морское судоходство. Через офис в Восточной Африке Altaaqa Global сможет предоставлять своим клиентам специализированное и индивидуализированное обслуживание. В отрасли по сдаче в аренду систем выработки электроэнергии все требования рассматриваются как индивидуальные и уникальные, и используя наши знания местной ситуации и мировой опыт, мы сможем предоставить любому клиенту в аренду именно такую электростанцию, которая ему нужна».

Восточная Африка демонстрирует в последние годы воодушевляющий экономический рост, и постепенно становится важным поставщиком для различных рынков по всему миру. Аналитики рынка связывают заметный рост региона с несколькими факторами, в том числе крупномасштабным развитием инфраструктуры, экономическими реформами и открытием новых энергетических и природных ресурсов. Ожидается, что Кения, среди других африканских стран, станет жизненно важным финансовым и деловым центром в регионе и ее экономика будет расти на 5-7% в год. Прогнозируется, что Танзания, Сомали, Уганда после обнаружения нефти и газа на своей территории также добьются прогресса в деле достижения экономической стабильности. Кроме того ожидается, что Эфиопия и Руанда покажут замечательное развитие благодаря, соответственно, расширению в сельскохозяйственной деятельности и глубоким реформам.

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 О компании Altaaqa Global

Компания Altaaqa Global, являющаяся подразделением группы компаний Zahid Group, была выбрана компанией Caterpillar Inc. в качестве поставщика решений по обеспечению энергоснабжения по всему миру в объеме, измеряющемся многими мегаваттами. Компания владеет, мобилизует, устанавливает и эксплуатирует эффективные временные независимые электростанции (НЭС) на объектах заказчиков, сосредоточившись на развивающихся рынках регионов Африки, расположенных к югу от Сахары, Центральной Азии, Индостана, Латинской Америки, Юго-Восточной Азии, Ближнего Востока и Северной Африки. Наличие сдаваемого в аренду оборудования, работающего на различных видах топлива, таких как дизельное топливо, природный газ или двойное топливо, позволяет компании Altaaqa Global поставлять и в короткие сроки развертывать временные электростанции, обеспечивая энергоснабжение там, где необходимо, и тогда, когда это необходимо.



О группе компаний Zahid Group

Группа компаний Zahid Group представляет широкий ряд компаний, предлагающих полный набор услуг, ориентированных на потребности клиента, в различных отраслях, переживающих подъем. В их числе – строительство, горнодобывающая промышленность, нефтегазовая промышленность, сельское хозяйство, энергетика, выработка электроэнергии и водоснабжение, транспортировка материалов, строительные материалы, транспорт и логистика, девелоперская деятельность, путешествия и туризм и гостиничный сектор.




Роберт Багатсинг

Altaaqa Global

Тел: +971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Marketing Department

P.O. Box 262989

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Altaaqa Global abre escritório na África Oriental

A Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, fornecedor global de soluções temporárias de energia com sede em Dubai, abriu recentemente uma nova filial em Nairóbi, Quênia, que atenderá a diversos países na África Oriental.

Peter den Boogert, gerente geral da Altaaqa Global, afirmou: “Nossas atividades comerciais na região leste da África estão florescendo, e a economia tem prosperado nos últimos anos, o que resulta em maior demanda por energia. Na Altaaqa Global, nosso objetivo é estar no local exigido o mais rápido possível quando os clientes precisam de nossas soluções de energia. A nova filial nos permitirá chegar a essa região mais rápido do que antes. Entendemos que nosso setor é comandado por necessidades de emergência e prazos curtos, mas que, ao mesmo tempo, usa equipamentos que demandam tempo significativo para serem adquiridos. Com a frota combinada de nossa empresa-irmã na Arábia Saudita, a Altaaqa Global tem aproximadamente 1.400 MW de energia de aluguel de disponibilização imediata, de modo que podemos concentrar nossos esforços em rápida implementação e satisfação do cliente”.

Steven Meyrick, representante do conselho da Altaaqa Global, comentou: “Esta expansão estratégica está alinhada a nossa visão de ser a líder com maior preferência no fornecimento de soluções temporárias de energia até 2020. Durante nossa expansão geográfica, vamos investir pesado em recursos humanos, aperfeiçoar nossos processos comerciais ainda mais e ampliar e diversificar nossa frota de geradores de energia CAT. Temos agora a capacidade de oferecer centrais elétricas que operam com diversos tipos de combustível, como gás natural canalizado, gás liquefeito de petróleo (GLP), gás natural comprimido (GNC), gás natural liquefeito (GNL), gás queimado, diesel, bicombustível (70% gás e 30% diesel) e, muito em breve, óleo combustível pesado (OCP).”

A Altaaqa Global também oferecerá programas ambientais e sociais na África Oriental. Meyrick acrescentou: “Como parte de nosso compromisso em ajudar as comunidades locais da África Oriental e, por fim, toda a região subsaariana, temos adotado ativamente iniciativas corporativas de responsabilidade social que ajudarão a amenizar os desafios sociais de nosso ambiente próximo.”

“A África Oriental apresenta um panorama econômico promissor nos setores de energia e engenharia”, disse Majid Zahid, diretor de contas estratégicas da Altaaqa Global. “Estamos felizes em abrir nosso novo escritório para fornecer centrais elétricas temporárias de diversos tamanhos e com as mais novas tecnologias de geração de energia. Estamos determinados a atender vários setores, como petróleo e gás, petroquímico, mineração, serviços públicos de fornecimento de energia elétrica, fabricação industrial e indústrias navais. Por meio de nosso escritório na África Oriental, a Altaaqa Global poderá oferecer serviços dedicados e personalizados aos clientes. No setor de aluguel de energia, todos os requisitos são tratados como individuais e exclusivos e poderemos fornecer a central de energia de aluguel exata a todos os clientes que usarem nosso conhecimento local e nossa experiência mundial.

Nos últimos anos, a África Oriental tem visto um crescimento econômico animador e está lentamente emergindo como um importante fornecedor de diferentes mercados no mundo todo. Os analistas de mercado atribuem o notável crescimento da região a diversos fatores, entre eles o desenvolvimento de infraestrutura em grande escala, as reformas econômicas e a descoberta de novos recursos naturais e de energia. O Quênia, entre outros países africanos, deve tornar-se um centro financeiro e comercial essencial na região, com um aumento econômico anual consistente de 5 a 7%. Espera-se também que a Tanzânia, Somália, e Uganda avancem em relação à estabilidade econômica após a descoberta de petróleo e gás em seus territórios. Além disso, Etiópia e Ruanda devem mostrar excelente desempenho devido à expansão das atividades agrícolas e a uma forte lista de reformas, respectivamente.

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 Sobre a Altaaqa Global

A Altaaqa Global, uma subsidiária do Grupo Zahid, foi selecionada pela Caterpillar Inc. para distribuir soluções elétricas completas e temporárias de muitos megawatts em todo o mundo. A companhia possui, mobiliza, instala e opera usinas elétricas eficientes independentes temporárias (IPPs, Independent Power Plants) nos locais do cliente, concentrando-se nos mercados emergentes da África Subsaariana, Ásia Central, Subcontinente Indiano, América Latina, Sudeste da Ásia, Oriente Médio e Norte da África. Disponibilizando equipamento de energia elétrica de aluguel que pode operar com diferentes tipos de combustíveis, como diesel, gás natural ou bicombustível, a Altaaqa Global está posicionada para fornecer e implementar rapidamente soluções com centrais elétricas temporárias, fornecendo eletricidade sempre e onde quer que seja necessário.



Sobre o Grupo Zahid

O Grupo Zahid representa uma gama diversa de empresas que oferecem soluções abrangentes e centradas no cliente em vários setores em expansão. Algumas dessas atividades incluem construção; mineração; petróleo e gás; agricultura; geração de energia, eletricidade e água; manuseio de materiais; materiais para construção; transporte e logística; desenvolvimento imobiliário; viagens e turismo e hotelaria.




Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel: +971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Departamento de Vendas

P.O. Box 262989

Dubai, Emirados Árabes


Altaaqa Global ouvre un bureau en Afrique de l’Est

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, fournisseur mondial basé à Dubaï de solutions d’alimentation électrique temporaire, vient d’ouvrir une succursale à Nairobi au Kenya en vue de prendre en charge plusieurs pays d’Afrique de l’Est.

« Nos activités dans la région d’Afrique de l’Est sont en plein essor et l’économie est florissante ces dernières années, ce qui s’est traduit par une augmentation de la demande en électricité, » a déclaré Peter den Boogert, directeur général d’Altaaqa Global. Chez Altaaqa Global, notre objectif est d’être sur le terrain le plus rapidement possible lorsque les clients ont besoin de nos solutions énergétiques. Cette nouvelle succursale nous permettra d’avoir accès à cette région plus vite qu’avant. Nous sommes bien conscients que l’industrie dans laquelle nous évoluons est soumise à des besoins d’urgence et des délais serrés, mais qu’en même temps elle a recours à des équipements qui nécessitent des délais d’acquisition importants. Avec le parc combiné de notre société sœur en Arabie saoudite, nous disposons chez Altaaqa Global d’environ 1 400 MW de puissance de location, si bien que nous pouvons concentrer nos efforts sur un déploiement rapide et la satisfaction du client. »

« Cette expansion stratégique s’inscrit dans le cadre de notre vision d’être le premier fournisseur, et le fournisseur préféré, de solutions d’alimentation électrique temporaire d’ici 2020, » a expliqué Steven Meyrick, représentant de la direction d’Altaaqa Global. Au cours de notre expansion géographique, nous allons continuer à investir massivement dans les ressources humaines, à améliorer nos processus commerciaux, et à développer et diversifier notre parc de groupes électrogènes CAT. Nous avons maintenant la capacité de fournir des centrales électriques qui fonctionnent à partir de différents types de carburant, tels que du gaz naturel sur réseau, du gaz de pétrole liquéfié (GPL), du gaz naturel comprimé (GNC), du gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL), du gaz de torche, du diesel, un mélange de 70 % de gaz et 30 % de diesel (bicombustible) et, très bientôt, du fioul lourd (HFO). »

Altaaqa Global proposera également des programmes sociaux et environnementaux en Afrique de l’Est. « Dans le cadre de notre engagement à aider les communautés locales en Afrique de l’Est et, à plus long terme, dans toute la région de l’Afrique subsaharienne, nous participons activement à des initiatives de responsabilité sociale qui aideront à atténuer les problèmes sociaux de notre environnement immédiat, » a ajouté M. Meyrick.

« L’Afrique de l’Est fait face à des perspectives économiques prometteuses au sein des secteurs de l’énergie et de l’ingénierie, » a déclaré Majid Zahid, directeur des comptes stratégiques d’Altaaqa Global. « Nous sommes ravis d’ouvrir ce nouveau bureau qui nous permettra de fournir des centrales électriques temporaires de tailles variées et qui font appel aux toutes dernières techniques de production d’électricité. Notre objectif est de desservir des secteurs variés, tels que ceux du pétrole et du gaz, de la pétrochimie, de l’extraction minière, de l’industrie minière, des infrastructures électriques, de la production industrielle et du secteur maritime. » Grâce à son bureau en Afrique de l’Est, Altaaqa Global va pouvoir fournir à ses clients un service dédié et personnalisé. Dans le secteur de la location de production énergétique, toutes les exigences sont traitées comme étant individuelles et uniques. Nous serons en mesure de fournir à tous nos clients le groupe électrogène de location qui leur convient, en nous aidant de nos connaissances locales et de notre expertise mondiale. »

L’Afrique de l’Est a enregistré une croissance économique encourageante ces dernières années et elle émerge progressivement en tant que fournisseur important auprès de différents marchés dans le monde entier. Les analystes du marché attribuent la croissance notable de la région à plusieurs facteurs, notamment au développement de grandes infrastructures, à des réformes économiques et à la découverte de nouvelles ressources énergétiques et naturelles. Le Kenya, comme d’autres pays africains, s’apprêterait à devenir un carrefour financier et commercial vital dans la région, grâce à une amélioration régulière de son économie comprise entre 5 % et 7 % d’une année sur l’autre. On prédit aussi que la Tanzanie, la Somalie, et l’Ouganda vont progresser vers la stabilité économique, à la suite de la découverte de pétrole et de gaz sur leurs territoires. À cela s’ajoute le fait que des pays comme l’Éthiopie et le Rwanda devraient afficher un développement remarquable, en raison de l’expansion de ses activités agricoles pour le premier, et de la mise en place de profondes réformes pour le second.

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 À propos de Altaaqa Global

Altaaqa Global, filiale du groupe Zahid, a été choisie par Caterpillar Inc. pour livrer des solutions d’alimentation électrique temporaire clé en main de plusieurs mégawatts dans le monde entier. L’entreprise possède, mobilise, installe et exploite des centrales électriques indépendantes (CEI) temporaires et efficaces sur les sites de ses clients, et se concentre sur les marchés émergents de l’Afrique subsaharienne, de l’Asie centrale, du sous-continent indien, de l’Amérique latine, de l’Asie du Sud-Est, du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord. Avec son offre de location d’équipements capables de fonctionner avec différents carburants (diesel, gaz naturel ou bicombustible), Altaaqa Global est bien positionnée pour fournir et déployer rapidement des solutions de centrales électriques temporaires afin de produire de l’électricité partout et à tout moment, selon les besoins de ses clients.



À propos du groupe Zahid

Le groupe Zahid représente un large éventail d’entreprises qui offrent des solutions complètes axées sur le client dans de nombreux secteurs en pleine expansion. Parmi ces secteurs on peut citer : l’exploitation minière, le pétrole et le gaz, l’agriculture, l’énergie, la production d’électricité, l’alimentation en eau, la manutention, les matériaux de construction, les transports et la logistique, le développement immobilier, les voyages et le tourisme, et l’hôtellerie.




Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tél : +971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Service Marketing

P.O. Box 262989

Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis


Altaaqa Global abre una oficina en el este de África

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, un proveedor global de soluciones energéticas temporales con sede en Dubái, abrió recientemente una nueva oficina en Nairobi, Kenia, que prestará servicio a varios países del este de África.

Peter den Boogert, gerente general de Altaaqa Global, dijo: “Nuestras actividades comerciales en la región del este de África están progresando y la economía ha prosperado en los últimos años, lo que da como resultado una mayor demanda de energía. En Altaaqa Global, nuestro objetivo es prestar servicios en un sitio lo más rápido posible cuando los clientes necesitan nuestras soluciones energéticas. Nuestra nueva oficina nos permitirá llegar a esta región más rápido que antes. Sabemos que nuestra industria está impulsada por necesidades de emergencia y plazos ajustados, pero al mismo tiempo se utilizan equipos que necesitan de considerables tiempos de fabricación hasta su adquisición. Altaaqa Global y su empresa hermana en Arabia Saudita cuentan con una suma total combinada de 1400 MW de generación de planta energética para alquiler disponibles para nuestras iniciativas de implementación rápida y satisfacción del cliente”.

Steven Meyrick, representante de la Junta Directiva de Altaaqa Global, comentó: “Esta expansión estratégica es parte de nuestra visión de convertirnos en el proveedor de soluciones energéticas temporarias preferido para el año 2020. Durante nuestra expansión geográfica, seguiremos invirtiendo fuertemente en recursos humanos, continuaremos mejorando nuestros procesos de negocios, y expandiendo y diversificando nuestra flota de generadores energéticos CAT. Ahora podemos ofrecer plantas energéticas que funcionan con varios tipos de combustible, como gas natural por tuberías (PNG), gas licuado de petróleo (GLP), gas natural comprimido (GNC), gas natural licuado (GNL), gas de combustión, diésel, combustible dual (70 % gas y 30 % diésel), y muy pronto fueloil pesado (HFO)”.

Altaaqa Global también ofrecerá programas sociales y ambientales en el este de África. Meyrick agregó: “Como parte de nuestro compromiso de ayudar a las comunidades locales en el este de África y, finalmente, en toda la región subsahariana, estamos adoptando iniciativas de responsabilidad social empresarial que ayudarán a aliviar los desafíos sociales de nuestro entorno”.

“El este de África muestra un panorama económico prometedor en los sectores de ingeniería y energía”, declaró Majid Zahid, director de cuentas estratégicas de Altaaqa Global. “Estamos muy contentos de abrir nuestra nueva oficina para ofrecer plantas energéticas provisorias con una variedad de tamaños y con las últimas tecnologías de generación de energía. Tenemos la determinación de prestar servicios en varios ámbitos, como las industrias de petróleo y gas, petroquímicos, minería, energía eléctrica y fabricación industrial y marítima”. Mediante nuestra oficina en el este de África, Altaaqa Global podrá ofrecer a nuestros clientes un servicio dedicado y personalizado. En la industria de alquiler de energía, todos los requisitos se tratan como individuales y únicos, y podremos ofrecer la estación energética para alquiler específica a todos nuestros clientes gracias a la experiencia global y el conocimiento local”.

El este de África experimentó un crecimiento económico alentador en los últimos años y se está convirtiendo gradualmente en un proveedor importante para los diferentes mercados de todo el mundo. Los analistas del mercado atribuyen este notable crecimiento de la región a varios factores, lo que incluye el desarrollo de la infraestructura a gran escala, las reformas económicas y el descubrimiento de nuevos recursos naturales y energéticos. Se espera que Kenia, entre otros países africanos, se convierta en un centro de negocios y financiero clave para la región, con un crecimiento económico consistente de entre el 5 % y el 7 % año tras año. También se prevé que Tanzania, Somalia, y Uganda avancen hacia la estabilidad económica tras el descubrimiento de petróleo y gas en sus territorios. Además, se espera que Etiopía y Ruanda muestren un crecimiento significativo debido a la expansión de las actividades agrícolas y a una importante serie de reformas.

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Acerca de Altaaqa Global

Altaaqa Global, filial de Zahid Group, ha sido seleccionada por Caterpillar Inc. para proporcionar soluciones energéticas temporales de múltiples megavatios de llave en mano a nivel mundial. La empresa posee, moviliza, instala y maneja eficaces plantas energéticas independientes (IPP) temporales en emplazamientos de clientes, con una concentración en los mercados emergentes del África subsahariana, Asia central, el subcontinente indio, Latinoamérica, Asia sudoriental, Oriente Medio y el norte de África. Altaaqa Global, que ofrece equipos de alquiler para generación eléctrica que funcionan con diferentes tipos de combustible, como diésel, gas natural o combustible dual, está posicionada para implementar y proporcionar rápidamente soluciones de plantas energéticas temporales que permiten suministrar electricidad en cualquier momento y lugar según sea necesario.



Acerca de Zahid Group

Zahid Group representa a una amplia variedad de empresas que ofrecen soluciones integrales orientadas al cliente en diversos sectores en crecimiento. Algunos de esos sectores son los siguientes: minería; petróleo y gas; agricultura; generación de energía, electricidad y agua; manipulación de materiales; materiales de construcción; transporte y logística; desarrollo inmobiliario; turismo y viajes; y hotelería.




Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel.: +971 56 1749505




Altaaqa Global

Departamento de Marketing

Casilla de correo 262989

Dubái, Emiratos Árabes Unidos