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Altaaqa Global logra el reconocimiento de ISO por el desempeño energético

La empresa es la primera y, hasta el momento, la única proveedora de energía temporal en lograr la certificación de sus proyectos de conformidad con las normas ISO 50001:2011

Después de meses de una rigurosa alineación de procesos y una auditoría extensiva, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, un proveedor mundial líder de soluciones de energía temporal de multimegavatios, obtuvo la certificación ISO 50001:2011 de TÜV NORD, la organización de certificación acreditada por ISO con sede central en Hanover, Alemania.

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ISO 50001:2011 especifica los requisitos para establecer, implementar, mantener y mejorar un sistema de gestión de energía, cuyo propósito es permitir a organización seguir un enfoque sistemático para lograr mejoras continuas en el desempeño energético dentro de sus operaciones y proyectos.

“ISO 50001:2011 es aplicable a todas las organizaciones que deseen garantizar que sus productos y servicios cumplan con su política de energía declarada”, afirmó Shibu Davies, Gerente General de Certificaciones, HSD & Lab en TÜV NORD. “La certificación concedida a Altaaqa Global, la única empresa de alquiler de energía del mundo en haber alcanzado la hazaña hasta la fecha, es testimonio de la firme dedicación de la empresa de ofrecer proyectos de generación de energía multimegavatios que utilicen la energía de manera eficiente, preserven los recursos naturales y ayuden a combatir el cambio climático”.

Meghana Millin, Responsable de Calidad y Medio Ambiente, Salud y Seguridad en Altaaqa Global, describió de qué manera la empresa garantiza la implementación y el cumplimiento de su política energética en sus procesos. “Capacitamos a nuestros objetivos sobre cómo ofrecer las soluciones energéticas más eficientes y ecológicas a nuestros clientes. Por lo tanto, continuamos comprometidos con nuestra política energética desde la selección de equipamiento eléctrico hasta el diseño de las centrales eléctricas, el transporte y la instalación, la puesta en marcha y el mantenimiento de los proyectos. Asimismo, actualizamos regularmente nuestras instalaciones actuales para mejorar aún más su desempeño energético”.

Majid Zahid, Director Comercial de Altaaqa Global, especificó de qué manera la empresa garantiza la satisfacción del cliente en todos sus proyectos de alquiler de energía multimegavatios: “Garantizamos que nuestras centrales eléctricas mantienen el máximo nivel de eficiencia mediante el control y la evaluación de su desempeño por parte de prestigiosos organismos de certificación mundiales. De esta manera, garantizamos a nuestros clientes que nuestros proyectos energéticos no solo suministran energía confiable e ininterrumpida, sino que también ofrecen ahorro de costos y mínimos gastos operativos”.

Respecto de este tema, Peter den Boogert, Director General de Altaaqa Global, instó al sector de energía de alquiler a defender la causa de la responsabilidad energética. “Al estar en el negocio del suministro de electricidad, la responsabilidad pesa sobre nosotros, los proveedores de energía temporal, de mitigar concienzudamente los efectos ambientales de nuestras operaciones. Es por eso que en Altaaqa Global desarrollamos y optimizamos continuamente nuestras soluciones de generación de energía para que, en última instancia, promuevan beneficios económicos, sociales y ambientales reales. Nos enorgullece haber marcado el camino en el desempeño energético y el rendimiento del combustible en el sector de productores independientes de energía”.

En 2014, Altaaqa Global también obtuvo las certificaciones ISO 9001:2008 (Sistema de Gestión de Calidad), ISO 14001:2004 (Sistema de Gestión Medioambiental) y OHSAS 18001:2007 (Sistema de Gestión de la Salud y la Seguridad en el Trabajo) y, por lo tanto, pasó a formar parte de una lista de élite de empresas mundiales que han completado una auditoría tripe y han recibido todas las certificaciones en su primer año de evaluación.

 

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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 MW 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 de África Subsahariana, Asia Central, el subcontinente indio, América Latina, Asia Sudoriental, Oriente Medio y África del Norte. 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.

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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 estos sectores son: 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; reciclaje y gestión de desechos; y hotelería.

http://www.zahid.com/

Acerca de TÜV NORD

TÜV NORD International GmbH & Co. KG ha establecido relaciones comerciales en más de 70 países por toda Europa, América, Asia y África, y tiene representación en los mercados más grandes a nivel mundial. TÜV NORD Group ha combinado sus competencias reconocidas, su talento innovador versátil y muchas otras empresas líderes en sus segmentos de mercado bajo el auspicio de TÜV NORD International. Actualmente, los conocimientos técnicos desarrollados a lo largo de los años junto con una fuerza laboral de 8400 empleados a nivel mundial lograron que “TÜV NORD” sea aceptado como un nombre de confianza, capacidad, calidad y seguridad.

 

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Altaaqa Global obtient la certification ISO pour sa performance en solutions d’énergie

L’entreprise est le premier et l’unique prestataire de solutions d’énergie temporaire dont les projets sont certifiés par la norme ISO 50001:2011

Après de nombreux mois d’audits détaillés et d’alignements des processus rigoureux, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, le principal prestataire international de solutions d’énergie temporaire de plusieurs méga-watts, a obtenu la certification ISO 50001:2011 auprès de TÜV NORD, l’organisme de certification ISO siégeant à Hanovre en Allemagne.

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La norme ISO 50001:2011 détermine les exigences relatives à l’établissement, l’exécution, l’entretien et l’amélioration d’un système de gestion de l’énergie dont le but est de permettre à une organisation de suivre une approche systématique visant à améliorer en continu la performance énergétique au sein de ses projets et opérations.

« La norme ISO 50001:2011 s’applique à toutes les organisations qui veulent s’assurer que leurs produits et services respectent leurs politiques énergétiques officielles », indique Shibu Davies, directeur général Certification, HSD & Lab chez TÜV NORD. « Cette certification attribuée à Altaaqa Global, la seule entreprise de location d’énergie au monde à accomplir, jusqu’à présent, cette prouesse, témoigne de l’engagement résolu de cette entreprise à délivrer des projets de génération d’énergie de plusieurs méga-watts qui utilisent efficacement l’énergie, préservent les ressources naturelles et aident à combattre le changement climatique. »

Meghana Millin, responsable qualité & HSE chez Altaaqa Global, a décrit comment l’entreprise veille à la bonne exécution et au respect de sa politique énergétique à travers tous ses processus. « Nous faisons notre possible pour fournir des solutions d’énergie aussi écologiques et écoénergétiques que possible à nos clients. Nous respectons notre politique énergétique depuis la sélection de l’équipement énergétique, en passant par la conception des centrales, jusqu’au transport, l’installation, la mise en service et la maintenance du projet. En outre, nous actualisons régulièrement nos installations pour améliorer encore plus leur performance énergétique. »

Majid Zahid, le directeur commercial d’Altaaqa Global, a expliqué comment l’entreprise garantit la satisfaction de ses clients dans tous ses projets de location d’énergie de plusieurs méga-watts : « Nous veillons à ce que nos centrales soient aussi performantes que possible au travers de contrôles et d’évaluations par des organismes internationaux reconnus. Ainsi, nous pouvons garantir à nos clients que non seulement nos projets pourront leur fournir, en toute fiabilité et en continu, de l’électricité mais également qu’ils leur offriront des économies de coûts et des dépenses d’exploitation aussi minimes que possible. »

Pour sa part, Peter den Boogert, PDG d’Altaaqa Global, demande à l’industrie de la location d’énergie de soutenir la cause qui promeut la responsabilité énergétique. « Parce que nous sommes dans l’industrie de la fourniture d’énergie il nous incombe à nous, fournisseurs d’énergie temporaire, d’amoindrir en toute conscience l’impact environnemental de nos opérations. C’est la raison pour laquelle, chez Altaaqa Global, nous cherchons constamment à développer et à optimiser nos solutions de génération d’énergie pour qu’elles promeuvent, au final, de vrais avantages pour l’environnement, l’économie et la société. Nous sommes fiers d’avoir ouvert la voie à la performance et au rendement énergétiques dans l’industrie des producteurs d’énergie autonomes. »

En 2014, Altaaqa Global a également obtenu les certifications ISO 9001:2008 (Système de gestion de la qualité), ISO 14001:2004 (Système de gestion de l’environnement) et OHSAS 18001:2007 (Systèmes de gestion de la santé et de la sécurité au travail), faisant d’elle un membre de l’élite des entreprises internationales ayant effectué un triple audit et ayant reçu toutes les certifications dans sa première année d’évaluation.

 

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À propos d’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 opère des centrales électriques indépendantes (CEI) temporaires et efficaces sur les sites de ses clients, et se concentre sur les marchés émergents de l’Afrique sub-saharienne, 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. Proposant à la location des équipements électriques fonctionnant sur divers carburants tels que le diesel, le gaz naturel ou des carburants mixtes, Altaaqa est en mesure de déployer et de livrer rapidement des solutions de centrales électriques temporaires, fournissant de l’électricité à l’endroit et au moment où celle-ci est requise.

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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 eux, on compte : le secteur minier, le secteur pétrolier et gazier, l’agriculture, l’énergie, la production d’électricité, la manutention, les matériaux de construction, les transports et la logistique, la promotion immobilière, le voyage et le tourisme, la gestion des déchets et le recyclage, et l’hôtellerie.

http://www.zahid.com/

À propos de TÜV NORD

TÜV NORD International GmbH & Co. KG entretient des relations professionnelles bien établies dans plus de 70 pays en Europe, dans les Amériques, l’Asie et l’Afrique et est aujourd’hui présente sur tous les grands marchés mondiaux. Le groupe TÜV NORD associe ses compétences reconnues, son talent innovant et polyvalent ainsi que de nombreuses entreprises chefs de file dans leur segment de marché sous l’égide de TÜV NORD International. Aujourd’hui, grâce au savoir-faire développé au cours de nombreuses années et à un personnel dédié de 8 400 employés, “TÜV NORD” est synonyme de sécurité, qualité, compétence et confiance sur le marché mondial.

 

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Altaaqa Global Achieves ISO Recognition for Energy Performance

The company is the first and thus far the only temporary power provider to have its projects certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011 standards

After months of rigorous process alignment and extensive audit, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a leading global provider of multi-megawatt temporary power solutions, has achieved ISO 50001:2011 certification from TÜV NORD, the ISO-accredited certification body headquartered in Hanover, Germany.

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ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement in energy performance within its operations and projects.

“ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that its products and services conform to its avowed energy policy”, said Shibu Davies, General Manager for Certification, HSD & Lab at TÜV NORD. “This certification awarded to Altaaqa Global, the only rental power company in the world to have achieved the feat to date, is a testimony to the company’s steadfast dedication to delivering multi-megawatt power generation projects that efficiently use energy, conserve natural resources and help in combatting climate change.”

Meghana Millin, Quality and HSE Officer of Altaaqa Global, described how the company ensures that its energy policy is implemented and adhered to across its processes. “We train our sights on providing the most energy efficient and environmentally responsible power solutions to our clients. Thus, we remain committed to our energy policy from the selection of the power equipment, to the designing of the power plants, to transport, through project installation, commissioning and maintenance. Furthermore, we regularly upgrade our current installations to further improve on their energy performance.”

Majid Zahid, Altaaqa Global’s Chief Commercial Officer, shed light on how the company guarantees customer satisfaction in all its multi-megawatt rental power projects: “We ensure that our power plants maintain the highest level of efficiency by having their performance monitored and evaluated by reputable global certification bodies. This way, we assure our clients that our power projects do not only supply uninterrupted reliable electricity, but also offer cost savings and minimal operational expenditure.”

For his part, Peter den Boogert, CEO of Altaaqa Global, called upon the rental power industry to take up the cause of energy responsibility. “Being in the business of providing electricity, the onus is upon us, temporary power providers, to conscientiously mitigate the environmental effects of our operations. That is why we at Altaaqa Global are continuously developing and optimizing our power generation solutions, so they ultimately promote real economic, social and environmental benefits. We are proud to have blazed a trail in energy performance and fuel efficiency in the IPP industry.”

In 2014, Altaaqa Global has also achieved ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) certifications, making it part of an elite list of global companies to have ever completed a triple audit and received all certifications in its first year of evaluation.

 

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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.

http://www.altaaqaglobal.com/press-media/press-releases

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.

http://www.zahid.com/

About TÜV NORD

TÜV NORD International GmbH & Co. KG has established business relationships in more than 70 countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa and is now represented in all major world markets. The TÜV NORD Group has combined its acknowledged competence, versatile innovative talent and also many companies who are leaders in their market segments under the umbrella of TÜV NORD International. Now, know-how developed over many years and a dedicated, 8,400-strong workforce worldwide ensure that “TÜV NORD” is accepted as a global name for safety, quality, competence and trust.

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Altaaqa Global and Caterpillar Team Up to Power Cameroon and Empower Locals through Customer Development Program

The program through Caterpillar University helps solve Cameroon’s energy challenge while facilitating the transfer of engineering and advanced technical knowledge to local professionals at state-of-the-art 50 MW project

DUBAI – Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a leading global temporary power solutions provider, and Caterpillar Inc. have developed a solution to one of Cameroon’s biggest challenges: reliable energy access. This solution is not only about transferring power but also knowledge and prosperity across the African country.

In 2015, Altaaqa Global installed a 50 MW natural gas power plant in Cameroon’s most populous city, Douala, as an immediate solution to the city’s chronic electricity shortage. The power plant added reliable power to Cameroon’s grid, and provided its people and industries with a new, reliable source of electricity.

Just as important as the power was ensuring a local team of highly trained professionals was able to oversee the operation of the power plant. Altaaqa deployed Caterpillar University, Caterpillar’s proprietary training platform, to launch a Customer Development Program. The pilot program, which will continuously run for one year, is offered to a team of select local engineers and technical professionals from Altaaqa Global’s client Eneo, Cameroon’s integrated utility provider.

Customer Development Program Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Cameroon Eneo Engineer

The Customer Development Program

One of the key pillars of Altaaqa Global’s sustainable business model is extending employment and learning opportunities to local communities where it has projects, with the aim of enhancing their skills and transferring world-class industry knowledge to the local workforce.

To facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills to Eneo’s team of local engineers and professionals, Altaaqa Global launched a tailored customer training program, in cooperation with Caterpillar University.

The program features three methods of instruction: classroom teaching, online instruction and on-the-job mentoring with Altaaqa Global’s Cat-certified in-house technicians. To encourage a better understanding of technical concepts taken up in the classroom, Altaaqa Global enrolled the Eneo engineers in Caterpillar University, which features expert-curated modules on service, safety and equipment operation.

For the purposes of the program, Altaaqa Global’s training engineers designed a learning plan that included carefully selected modules available on Caterpillar University. Considering their relevance to the participants’ tasks at site and to the engines installed for the project, the trainers hand-picked specialized courses on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Engineering Service.

At the end of the year-long program, subject to the completion of all necessary on-line modules and a satisfactory performance in the final evaluation, the participants will be awarded a Level 1 Preventive Maintenance (PM) Technician certificate, and will thus be eligible to progress to second-level training. Altaaqa Global will conduct the program on a continuous basis, such that the training will be offered to every new team of engineers and technical professionals from Eneo.

Commenting on the motivation behind the training program, Peter den Boogert, CEO of Altaaqa Global, said: “In all of our projects, we provide more than electricity; we offer training and employment opportunities to locals. In fact, 95% of our site employees in our projects around the world is composed of locals.”

A commitment to sustainable progress

The training program is in accordance with Caterpillar’s sustainability strategy, which aims, among others, to promote economic and social development in areas where it operates. The company believes that an effective way to encourage sustainable social and economic progress is to educate local professionals on globally recognized industry best practices.

Against this backdrop, Kim Hauer, Caterpillar Vice President with responsibility for the Human Services Division and Chief Human Resources Officer said: “At Caterpillar, we believe in empowerment through education and transfer of knowledge. So, we work together with our global dealers, like Altaaqa Global, to provide tailored customer training solutions. Such initiatives have been proven to enhance customer efficiency, global competitiveness and help deliver sustainable progress around the world.”

Commending Altaaqa Global’s customer development initiatives, Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., said: “Altaaqa Global’s successful customer development program is a testament to the company’s commitment to support and improve the communities it serves. Altaaqa Global provides solutions that power and light the world.”

Mr. Fahad Y Zahid, Chairman of Altaaqa Global and Executive Vice President of the Zahid Group, avowed the company’s continued dedication to its mission of inspiring progress and prosperity to people, businesses and communities. “Since its inception, Altaaqa Global has looked beyond profit. We have always aimed to play an active role in spurring growth and progress not only by providing a reliable supply of electricity, but also by transferring knowledge to locals. We hope that the Customer Development Program yields a globally competitive workforce that will drive the continuous growth of Cameroon.”

Altaaqa Global and Caterpillar have produced a documentary video on the program, showcasing the effectiveness and benefits of Caterpillar’s tailored customer training solutions to dealers and customers all over the world. The video was premiered at the 2016 Africa Energy Forum in London, UK in late June, and was seen by energy ministers and other energy stakeholders from around the world.

Watch the video, here: https://youtu.be/8M5qA1Pz7Ys

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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.

http://www.altaaqaglobal.com

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.

http://www.zahid.com

About Caterpillar Inc.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

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About Eneo Cameroon S.A.
Cameroon’s long-term electricity operator, Eneo (formerly AES-SONEL) is a semi-public company with 56% shares owned by Actis Group and 44% by the State of Cameroon. Eneo has an installed generation capacity of 968 MW. Its transport network connects 24 substations and includes 1,944.29 km of high voltage lines, 15,081.48 km of medium voltage lines and 15,209.25 km of low voltage lines. Its distribution network consists of 11,450 km of lines of 5.5 to 33 KV and 11,158 km of lines of 220-380 kV. Eneo has more than 973,250 customers, of which approximately 45% live in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé. Eneo employs 3,698 permanent staff.

http://www.eneocameroon.cm

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Julian Ford Joins Altaaqa Global as Chief Commercial Officer

With over 15 years of experience in the rental power industry, Ford takes the helm of the company’s strategic business development and top-line revenue generation functions

Altaaqa Global, a leading global provider of large-scale temporary power services, has appointed energy industry veteran, Julian Ford as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective July 1, 2015. As the company’s CCO, Ford’s remit is to ensure that Altaaqa Global achieves revenue growth targets and overall commercial success, and to facilitate the formulation and implementation of innovative global commercial strategies.

Julian Ford, Chief Commercial Officer of Altaaqa Global

Ford’s career in the industry started at the time when the concept of power plants on a rental basis was just gaining ground. He had a hand in introducing the concept of power project rental to governments of developing economies, which allowed them to hire power capacity to address short term energy issues during times of hydropower shortage or other generation or transmission issues.

Ford was instrumental in taking the rental power concept to different regions across the globe, including Middle East and Africa, South America, East Asia and South Asia. “My vision then,” he said, “was for the rental power market to develop beyond its traditional local markets and become a truly global business. We started in the Middle East and East Africa and quickly expanded our operations in other regions of the world.”

A true visionary, Ford led the way for the development of the gas-fueled temporary power equipment market in the mid-2000s. “At that time,” explained Ford, “diesel costs were rapidly rising, and it was imperative to diversify the product offering and capitalize on the growth of natural gas reserves.” With keen interest in markets where gas reserves were not vast enough to be commercially developed, Ford pioneered a new business model that allowed countries to monetize their ‘stranded gas’ reserves to generate useful low-cost electricity for the national grid.

Ford welcomes the challenge of his new role, as he recognizes the continuous evolution of the rental power industry. “The role of temporary power has evolved from being a local, short-term, transactional activity to a major global project-based industry,” said Ford, and added that it is no longer uncommon to see power plants of 100 MW and up being rented on a longer-term basis. “Our objective is to create a highly skilled, motivated and experienced, world-class, power projects team. My vision is for Altaaqa Global to lead the evolution of the industry, and to be recognized as the premier source of innovative technical solutions and the highest level of customer service and support.”

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.
http://www.altaaqaglobal.com

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.
http://www.zahid.com

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Altaaqa Global’s Rental Gas Power Plants in Cameroon Go Live

Completed in just 21 days and boasting a combined capacity of 50 MW, the temporary gas power plants provide the country with a new reliable and sustainable source of power.

On April 28, Altaaqa Global’s temporary natural gas power plants, with a joint capacity of 50 MW, were inaugurated at the Logbaba power plant site in Douala, Cameroon. The ceremony was attended by Dr Atangana Kouna Basile, Cameroon’s Minister of Water Resources and Energy, members of the government, and senior executives from Eneo Cameroon S.A. – the country’s integrated utility company – and Gaz du Cameroun (GDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG). The rental gas power plants were installed and commissioned within just 21 days from the arrival of the equipment at the intended power plant sites.

Eugene Lee, Construction Director of Eneo, H.E. Atangana Kouna Basile, Cameroon’s Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Majid Zahid, Strategic Director of Altaaqa Global, Kevin Foo, CEO of Victoria Oil & Gas, Joel Nana Kontchou, CEO of Eneo

Eugene Lee, Construction Director of Eneo, H.E. Atangana Kouna Basile, Cameroon’s Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Majid Zahid, Strategic Director of Altaaqa Global, Kevin Foo, CEO of Victoria Oil & Gas, Joel Nana Kontchou, CEO of Eneo

Collaborative Business Model

The successful completion of the temporary gas power plants stands as a testament to the viability of a synergetic business model featuring contributions from the government, the utility company, the fuel supplier and the equipment provider. The Cameroonian government and Eneo were the clients in this particular project, with Altaaqa Global providing the power generation equipment and taking responsibility for importing and installing the generators at the Logbaba and Ndokoti (Bassa) sites, while GDC supplied the gas to the rental gas power stations at both sites.

Against this backdrop, Peter den Boogert, CEO of Altaaqa Global, said: “We are very proud to have been involved in this project, and to have collaborated with Cameroon’s government, Eneo and GDC. Altaaqa Global is greatly honored to have contributed to Cameroon’s national energy strategy, and to have had the chance to promote the greater good of the Cameroonian nation. The success of this project proves that creating synergy among entities that value service and integrity above their own interests means that anything can be achieved. Here, we have witnessed that as a whole we are greater than the sum of our parts”

The business model also proved to be economically beneficial to the service providers, being referred to as “a true game-changer” by Kevin Foo, CEO of VOG, who continued: “[Through the agreement with Eneo] We have secured a major near-term user of gas for our operations in Cameroon, and we are now becoming an active part of the equation in Cameroon’s energy sector.”

Environmentally Friendly Technology

In addition to the collaborative business model that led to its successful completion, the project can also boast of its environmental stewardship, with the power plants being run on natural gas.

Altaaqa Global installed state-of-the-art gas engine generators at both sites to ensure that the power plants are not only dependable, but also environmentally friendly. In recognition of international emission requirements, which mandate the level of NOx emissions of equipment and industrial operations, Altaaqa Global engineered its gas generators so that an emissions threshold of 250 mg/Nm3 is not exceeded – even without after-treatment.

Speaking on the sustainability of the project, Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global, said: “Our temporary gas power plant systems meet the requirements of worldwide emissions standards and do not harm the environment. These rental gas plants are designed for performance and reliability, while simultaneously being more environmentally friendly compared to systems running on other fuels. Because the generators run on natural gas, they do not require expensive after-treatment, therefore making them more economical to operate owing to more cost-effective fuel prices.” He added that gas systems were more flexible in terms of fuel usage, and would retain their efficiencies even with different fuel varieties.

Cameroon’s Road to Economic Development

Electricity is vital to ensuring the on-going development of economies and industries – especially in emerging countries such as Cameroon. With the successful completion of these temporary gas power plants, the entire country will be provided with a reliable and sustainable source of electricity that will power Cameroon as it works to enhance its infrastructure and construct additional facilities to support its industries.

In this context, Joel Nana Kontchou, CEO of Eneo, said, “This project addresses the shortage in the country’s electricity supply that has been caused by a strong increase in demand, combined with a lack of a reserve in the electricity infrastructure. We are pleased to work with GDC and Altaaqa: Two companies that share our deep commitment to responding to Cameroon’s critical infrastructure needs.”

Cameroon’s economy has weathered the drop in prices among its principal exports – petroleum, cocoa, coffee and cotton – and has remained largely stable in recent years. In 2013, its GDP growth reached 4.9%, and experts predict that, so long as there are strong performances from the construction, oil & gas, transport, telecommunication and hospitality sectors, it will remain at around that level through 2015. Cameroon’s government has been working to promote growth and employment in the country through continuous development of energy, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, and is also eager to modernize the country’s production equipment and processes – particularly in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

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.

http://www.altaaqaglobal.com

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.

http://www.zahid.com

About Eneo Cameroon S.A.
Cameroon’s long-term electricity operator, Eneo (formerly AES-SONEL) is a semi-public company with 56% shares owned by Actis Group and 44% by the State of Cameroon. Eneo has an installed generation capacity of 968 MW. Its transport network connects 24 substations and includes 1,944.29 km of high voltage lines, 15,081.48 km of medium voltage lines and 15,209.25 km of low voltage lines. Its distribution network consists of 11,450 km of lines of 5.5 to 33 KV and 11,158 km of lines of 220-380 kV. Eneo has more than 973,250 customers, of which approximately 45% live in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé. Eneo employs 3,698 permanent staff.

http://www.eneocameroon.cm

About VOG and GDC
Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) is an energy utility business and hydrocarbon producer, with energy supply operations in the industrial port city of Douala in Cameroon. The Company generates revenue through its 60% ownership of onshore gas production wells, and its energy utility subsidiary, Gaz du Cameroun S.A. (GDC), supplies cost effective, clean and reliable energy products to major industries in the region. Customers are primarily supplied with gas through an extensive pipeline network built by GDC in the Douala area. GDC products currently include thermal gas, condensate and gas for gas-fired electricity generation. GDC gas is attractive to customers due to its reliability, competitive price, low hydrocarbon emissions (compared to Heavy Fuel Oil) and adaptability to meet varied power requirement needs.

http://www.victoriaoilandgas.com/gaz-du-cameroun

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