Altaaqa Global, Altaaqa Alternative Solutions reap major honors at MEP Awards 2014

Recognized for Health and Safety Initiative of the Year; sister company recognized as the Specialist Contractor of the Year, respectively

 MEP Awards 2014

Dubai based Altaaqa Global, the global provider of temporary power solutions, and sister company Altaaqa Alternative Solutions (Altaaqa), the leading provider of electrical power, water and temperature control solutions in Saudi Arabia, garnered major awards at the MEP Awards 2014 held on November 26, 2014, at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Altaaqa Global was recognized for its outstanding health, safety and security initiatives in relation to the deployment of its personnel and equipment in hostile environments. Jeddah based Altaaqa Alternative Solutions, on the other hand, won the Specialist Contractor of the Year Award, following the successful completion of its 95 MW temporary power plant project in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in just 22 days.

Altaaqa Global emerged victorious amidst a formidable line-up of nominees, including ETA Engineering, Arabian MEP Contracting, Mercury MENA, AECOM, and ALEMCO. Altaaqa bested a stellar pool of shortlisted companies, including Arabian MEP Contracting and SEMCO.

The Health and Safety Initiative of the Year is awarded to a company that excels in maintaining or improving upon health and safety standards on its project sites, or which has introduced any specific training or awareness initiative. According to the esteemed panel of judges, with its entry, titled “Providing Adequate Security in Hostile Environments”, Altaaqa Global was able to demonstrate that through careful planning of project risk assessment, it is possible to ensure lives are protected, even in the face of highly demanding deliverables.

Commenting on the company’s latest feat, Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global, said, “We are proud yet humbled to be recognized by one of the most credible and respected publications in the region. This award is certainly dedicated to the hardworking men and women of Altaaqa Global, who brave security instability and the harshest weather conditions in the areas where our company operates. We, furthermore, share this recognition with the local engineers and security and HSE agencies that helped our in-house teams maintain the highest standard of safety and environmental stewardship in our power plant sites.”

On the other hand, the Specialist Contractor of the Year Award is given to a company that played a pivotal role in the MEP sector’s ongoing development, and that promotes sustainability and cost-effectiveness, helping the MEP sector benchmark itself globally. Bannering its historic 22-day completion of a 95 MW power plant in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, the judges were convinced that Altaaqa showed that with a high level of coordination and planning, and by having what the judges dubbed as “nerves of steel”, it can deliver on highly challenging requirements.

Speaking from the event, Emad Mukhalalaty, Managing Director of Altaaqa, said, “This award will further encourage the entire team at Altaaqa to continue providing its customers with innovative and quality solutions that exceed their expectations.”

Steven Meyrick, commenting on behalf of the Board of Altaaqa Global and Altaaqa Alternative Solution, said that the recognitions would inspire both companies to further improve on its processes and courageously take on projects that push the boundary of engineering and health & safety best practice.

Majid Zahid, speaking on behalf of the parent organization, Zahid Group, shared the distinction with the people and the governments of the countries that trusted Group companies with providing the much-needed electricity in times when it is needed the most. “Though several of our projects are in highly hostile environments, with Allah’s Blessings, our teams draw the strength to continue pursuing excellence in serving the people from our state-of-the-art power plants. We will continue to keep powering regions, cities and industries, which are crucial enablers of global development.”

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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/

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Altaaqa Global
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Altaaqa Global achieves high commendation at UK awards

The company was highly commended for the Energy Excellence Award at the 2014 Energy Institute Awards, London, UK

Altaaqa Global - Energy Excellence Award - Highly Commended - Energy Institute Awards London

Altaaqa Global, the global provider of temporary power solutions, was highly commended for the Energy Excellence Award for its 23-day installation of a 54 MW power plant in Aden, Yemen, at the 2014 Energy Institute Awards held on November 13 at the Sheraton Park Lane, London, UK. With its entry, titled “Rebuilding a War-Torn Nation”, Altaaqa Global was shortlisted for the accolade among a stellar pool of nominees, including the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, the UK Ministry of Defence, and Open Energi and Aggregate Industries.

The Energy Excellence Award is intended to give recognition to an outstanding feat in the energy industry, bannering fresh thinking and strategic and innovative problem solving. To be qualified for the award, a company or a project’s attainment should have the greatest impact on all parts of the industry. As the organizers put it, the award spans all the other categories, and represents the pinnacle of achievements in the energy industry.
Commenting from the event, Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global, said, “We are proud yet humbled to be recognized by the highest energy body in the UK. This recognition is a testament to the hard work that the men and women of Altaaqa Global have given to the project, braving security instability and the harshest weather conditions. We, furthermore, extend our sincerest gratitude to the local Yemeni engineers that joined us in completing this historic project.”

Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global, attributed the achievement to the people of Aden, Yemen. “We share this distinction with the people of Yemen, including the country’s leadership, who trusted us with providing the much needed electricity as they were rebuilding their nation. This project met myriad challenges, but we drew the strength and tenacity to go on from their faith and hope. Moreover, this project would not have been as meaningful without the positive response that the people of Yemen have shown towards our energy conservation and efficient usage campaigns.”

Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, said that this recognition would further encourage the company to improve on its processes and take on projects that push the envelope of engineering ingenuity. “This high commendation from the Energy Institute substantiates the progressive steps that Altaaqa Global has been taking towards achieving the highly ambitious goals that we have set for ourselves. We will continue to challenge ourselves in every project that we do and to build on the innovation that we have introduced in the past.”

Altaaqa Global’s 54 MW project in Aden, Yemen was installed and completed as the country was recovering from the effects of the Arab Spring. Built in a mere 23 days, the temporary power plant was able to supply electricity to more than half a million people. The success of the project prompted the government of Yemen to add 50 MW to the existing installation, bringing the total capacity of the power station to 104 MW.

To read more about the event: http://bit.ly/14tYdd6

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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/

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Robert Bagatsing
Altaaqa Global
Tel: +971 56 1749505
rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com

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Marketing Department
P.O. Box 262989
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Altaaqa Global Opens Office in Southern Africa

Dubai-based Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a global provider of temporary power solutions, has recently opened a new branch in Johannesburg that will cater to several countries in Southern Africa, including the Republic of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

The new Johannesburg office will serve as a hub for Altaaqa Global’s sales and operations in the Southern African region

The new Johannesburg office will serve as a hub for Altaaqa Global’s sales and operations in the Southern African region

 

Altaaqa Global will bring its expertise, innovative technologies, industry-proven reliability and rapid deployment to the region, which is largely known for its thriving oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, and mineral and coal mining industries. Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global, said that we would provide Southern Africa with the most advanced power plant packaged systems, remote monitoring, and fuel-efficient gas, diesel or dual-fuel-powered generators. “Altaaqa Global and its sister company in Saudi Arabia have a total combined fleet of 1,400 MW rental power plant generation readily available to serve the Southern African region.”

One of the flagship innovations that Altaaqa Global will offer, he added, was the flexible operational mode that can switch from island to grid mode in just seconds. Furthermore, Altaaqa Global’s energy rental dynamic package allows its power plants to hook directly to the grid without the need for a substation.

The global outlook for the rental power industry has been encouraging, and Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, sees merit in capitalizing on it through strategic market and geographic expansion. “With this recent feat, we believe that we are on our way to fulfilling, even exceeding, the highly ambitious objectives we set at the launch of our company in 2012.” Meyrick added that Altaaqa Global would continue to pursue multi-megawatt independent power projects (IPP) in various industries, in addition to heavily investing in human resources, process and business optimization, and product expansion.

In line with its avowed corporate social responsibility programs that aim to alleviate the social needs of its immediate environs, Altaaqa Global will also continue to provide job opportunities, extend immediate assistance for school children, and conduct educational campaigns on energy conservation and environmental stewardship in Southern Africa. Meyrick continued, “One of the pillars of our sustainable business model is employing and training local professionals in areas where we operate, and we are excited to extend that commitment to Southern Africa.”

Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global, said, “Southern Africa has a promising economic outlook within the energy, engineering, production, oil and gas, and mining sectors, and we are delighted to open our new office in Africa to provide our wide range of highly innovative interim power plants. We are determined to serve various industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, electric power utilities, industrial manufacturing and maritime.”

Altaaqa Global has been aggressively making inroads into the African market with the opening of branch offices in several key locations in the continent. “We have also recently opened an office in East Africa,” said Den Boogert, “and have appointed a highly competent management team to oversee our African operations.” He shared the information that Hendrick Mtemeri, a power distribution veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the power utility industry, has been appointed as the Regional Director for the entire Sub-Saharan region, and Paul Heyns, a power equipment engineering expert based in Pretoria, and Oduor Omolo, power generation professional based in Nairobi, have been appointed as Sales Managers for Southern Africa and East Africa, respectively. “Under their leadership, we will reinforce our presence in Africa and ensure that we stay close with our customers.”

The economy of Southern Africa is largely driven by the precious stone, mineral and coal mining industry. The Republic of South Africa, a leading economy in the Southern African region, is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank, and is touted to be the largest African economy ahead of Nigeria. Though still reeling from the effects of its recent economic setbacks, the African Economic Outlook expects South Africa’s economy to moderately accelerate in 2014. Angola’s economy, after experiencing slow growth due to the recent oil and financial crises, is also predicted to be on the rebound, expected to grow by 7.8% in 2014. Furthermore, Mozambique’s economy is forecast to maintain its upward trend, predicted to grow by 8% in 2014. Agriculture, manufacturing, oil and gas, in addition to mineral and coal mining, significantly contribute to the countries’ GDP, as well as to their employment rates.

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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; and hospitality.

http://www.zahid.com/

 

PRESS INQUIRIES

Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel: +971 56 1749505

rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com

 

READER REQUESTS

Altaaqa Global

Marketing Department

P.O. Box 262989

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Altaaqa Global apre uffici nell’Africa meridionale

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 Johannesburg, Sud Africa. Il nuovo ufficio servirà diversi paesi nell’Africa meridionale, tra cui il Sud Africa, l’Angola, il Botswana, il Mozambico, il Madagascar, il Malawi, la Namibia, lo Zambia e lo Zimbabwe.

 

Il nuovo ufficio in Johannesburg costituisce il centro delle vendite e delle operazioni di Altaaqa Global nell’Africa meridionale

Il nuovo ufficio a Johannesburg costituisce il centro delle vendite e delle operazioni di Altaaqa Global nell’Africa meridionale

 

Altaaqa Global porterà la sua competenza, tecnologie innovative, affidabilità e reattività alla regione che ha dei settori emergenti, tra cui le industrie mineraria, petrolifera e del gas, della produzione industriale e dell’estrazione di carbone. In relazione all’argomento sopra, Peter den Boogert, Gerente Generale di Altaaqa Global, ha detto che la socièta fornirebbe all’Africa meridionale centrali elettriche, sistemi di monitoraggio remoto ed elettrogeni efficaci a diversi tipi di combustibili (gas, gasolio o dual fuel): “Altaaqa Global, insieme alla sua consociata in Arabia Saudita, ha circa 1.400 MW di potenza prontamente disponibile per i clienti in questa regione.”

Una delle varie tecnologie innovative di Altaaqa Global è un sistema flessibile che può cambiare operazione da modalità “island” a modalità “grid” in pochi secondi. In aggiunta, Altaaqa Global ha delle centrali elettriche capaci di collegarsi alla rete senza bisogno di sottostazioni.

Le prospettive globali dell’industria sono promettenti e secondo Steven Meyrick, Rappresentante al Consiglio di Altaaqa Global, il presente scenario economico favorisce l’espansione geografica e strategica. “L’apertura del nostro nuovo ufficio nell’Africa meridionale, nella mia opinione, sia un passo verso il compimento, o magari il superamento, degli obiettivi ambiziosi che abbiamo fissato nel lanciamento della nostra società nel 2012. Meyrick ha aggiunto che Altaaqa Global continuerebbe a perseguire proggetti energetici in vari settori, ad investire intensamente in risorsi umani, a migliorare i suoi processi ed ad espandere la sua flotta di prodotti elettrici.

Coerente con le sue iniziative di risponsabilità sociale (CSR) rivolte ad alleviare i problemi sociali delle sue immediate vicinanze, Altaaqa Global continuerà a dare opportunità di lavoro, ad estendere assistenza ai bambini scolari ed a condurre campagne educative sul risparimo dell’energia e sulla gestione dell’ambiente. Meyrick ha detto, “Uno dei pilastri del nostro modello operativo è l’impiego e la formazione dei professionisti locali nelle aree dove abbiamo i nostri proggetti. Siamo entusiasti di introdurre lo stesso programma nell’Africa meridionale.”

Majid Zahid, Responsabile dei Clienti Strategici di Altaaqa Global, ha aggiunto, “Le prospettive economiche dell’Africa meridionale sono positive, particolarmente nell’ambito delle industrie mineraria, energetica, meccanica, produttiva, petrolifera e del gas. Siamo lieti di aprire il nostro nuovo ufficio nell’Africa meridionale che ci permetterà di offrire la vasta gamma dei nostri impianti provvisori. Siamo determinati a servire diversi settori, tra cui il settorio del petroleo e del gas, dell’energia elettrica, petrochimico, minerario, manifatturiero industriale e marittimo.”

Altaaqa Global sta aggressivamente facendo il suo ingresso nell’Africa con l’apertura delle filiali nei luoghi strategici in tutto il continente. Den Boogert ha detto che la società aveva recentemente aperto un ufficio a Nairobi e che aveva nominato un competente organo amministrativo che gestirebbe l’operazione nella regione. Ha aggiunto che Hendrick Mtemeri, un veterano dell’industria di distribuzione elettrica con 20 anni di esperienza, era stato nominato il Direttore Regionale per la regione subsahariana. Inoltre, Paul Heyns, un ingegnere specializzato in attrezzature elettriche che risiede a Pretoria, ed Oduor Omolo, un professionista nell’ambito di produzione di elettricità che risiede a Nairobi, erano stati nominati Responsabili Commerciali per l’Africa meridionale e l’Africa orientale, rispettivamente. “Sotto la loro direzione, rafforzeremo la nostra presenza in Africa e manterremo la nostra relazione con i nostri clienti,” ha detto Den Boogert.

L’economia dell’Africa meridionale è sostenuta in gran parte dal settore minerario, particolarmente di pietre preziose, minerali e carbone. Il Sud Africa, la prima economia del continente africano, è classificato dalla Banca mondiale tra le economie a reddito medio-alto ed è stimato più grande dell’economia nigeriana. Sebbene subisca ancora gli effetti della recente crisi economica, le prospettive economiche del paese per il 2014, secondo lo studio African Economic Outlook, sono incoraggianti. Nel frattempo, l’economia dell’Angola, dopo un periodo di crescita lenta a causa della recente crisi finanziaria e petrolifera, è prevista in crescita del 7.8% nel 2014. Inoltre, si prevede che l’economia del Mozambico mantenga una prospettiva positiva, con una crescita dell’8% nel 2014. Oltre all’industria mineraria, i settori agricolo, manifatturiero e petrolifero e del gas contribuiscono notevolmente al PIL dei paesi africani e ai loro tassi di occupazione.

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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 natural 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.

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

 

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.

http://www.zahid.com/

 

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Altaaqa Global

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Altaaqa Global

Dipartimento di Marketing

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Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti

 

Altaaqa Global abre escritório na África Austral

A Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, fornecedora global de soluções temporárias de energia com sede em Dubai, abriu recentemente em Joanesburgo uma nova filial que atenderá diversos países na África Austral, entre eles: África do Sul, Angola, Botsuana, Moçambique, Madagascar, Maláui, Namíbia, Zâmbia e Zimbábue.

 

O novo escritório em Joanesburgo servirá como central de vendas e operações da Altaaqa Global na região sul da África

O novo escritório em Joanesburgo servirá como central de vendas e operações da Altaaqa Global na região sul da África

 

A Altaaqa Global levará sua experiência, suas tecnologias inovadoras, sua confiabilidade comprovada no setor e sua rápida implementação para a região, que é amplamente conhecida por sua prosperidade em petróleo e gás, fabricação industrial e pelo setor de mineração de minerais e carvão. Peter den Boogert, gerente geral da Altaaqa Global, anunciou que a Altaaqa Global fornecerá à África Austral os mais avançados sistemas integrados de central elétrica, monitoramento remoto e geradores a gás, a diesel ou uma combinação dos dois com uso eficiente de combustível: “A Altaaqa Global e sua empresa irmã na Arábia Saudita têm uma frota total combinada de 1.400 MW de energia de aluguel proveniente de centrais elétricas de disponibilização imediata para atender à região sul da África”.

Uma das muitas inovações importantes da Altaaqa Global, acrescentou, é seu modo operacional flexível, que pode alternar entre o modo isolado e o modo em rede em questão de segundos. Além disso, o pacote dinâmico de energia de aluguel da Altaaqa Global permite que suas centrais elétricas se conectem diretamente à rede sem precisar de uma subestação.

O panorama global para o setor de energia de aluguel é muito animador e Steven Meyrick, representante do conselho da Altaaqa Global, enxerga oportunidades à frente que aproveitam isso usando a expansão estratégica geográfica e de mercado. “Com esta recente façanha, acreditamos estar a caminho de alcançar, e quem sabe até mesmo ultrapassar, os objetivos altamente ambiciosos que definimos ao fundar a empresa em 2012”. Meyrick acrescentou que a Altaaqa Global continuará buscando projetos elétricos independentes (IPP, Independent Power Projects) de muitos megawatts em vários setores, além de investir pesado em recursos humanos, otimização de processos e negócios e expansão de produtos.

De acordo com seus programas corporativos de responsabilidade social apresentados que visam amenizar os desafios sociais de seu ambiente próximo, a Altaaqa Global também continuará oferecendo oportunidades de emprego, estendendo assistência imediata para crianças em escolas e conduzindo campanhas educacionais sobre conservação de energia e liderança ambiental na África Austral. Meyrick continuou, “Um dos pilares de nosso modelo empresarial sustentável é empregar e treinar profissionais locais nas áreas nas quais operamos, por isso estamos muito motivados para estender esse compromisso à África Austral”.

Majid Zahid, diretor de contas estratégicas da Altaaqa Global, disse, “A África Austral tem uma perspectiva econômica promissora nos setores de energia, engenharia, produção, mineração, petróleo e gás. Portanto, estamos felizes em abrir um novo escritório na África para fornecer nossa vasta gama de centrais elétricas temporárias altamente inovadoras. Estamos determinados a atender a vários setores, como o petrolífero e o de gás, o petroquímico, o de mineração, os serviços públicos de fornecimento de energia elétrica, de fabricação industrial e setores navais.”

A Altaaqa Global tem feito progresso constante no mercado africano com a abertura de filiais em diversos locais importantes do continente. “Também abrimos um escritório na África Oriental recentemente”, explicou den Boogert, “e nomeamos uma equipe de gerenciamento altamente competente para supervisionar nossas operações africanas”. Em seguida, divulgou a notícia de que Hendrick Mtemeri, veterano em distribuição de energia, com mais de 20 anos de experiência no setor de serviços públicos de energia, foi nomeado diretor regional de toda a região subsaariana, e que Paul Heyns, especialista em engenharia de equipamentos para serviços de energia baseado em Pretória, e Oduor Omolo, profissional da geração de energia baseado em Nairóbi, foram nomeados gerentes comerciais na África Austral e na África Oriental, respectivamente. “Sob sua liderança, fortaleceremos nossa presença na África e garantiremos que estaremos próximos de nossos clientes”, den Boogert concluiu.

A economia da África Austral é amplamente impulsionada pelo setor de pedras preciosas e de mineração de minerais e carvão. A África do Sul, uma economia líder na região sul da África, foi classificada como economia de renda média alta pelo Banco Mundial e está a caminho de se tornar a maior economia africana, à frente da Nigéria. Embora a África do Sul ainda esteja se recuperando dos efeitos de recentes dificuldades econômicas, o African Economic Outlook espera que sua economia acelere moderadamente em 2014. Enquanto isso, também é previsto que a economia da Angola, que teve crescimento lento devido à recente crise financeira e do petróleo, também se recupere e cresça 7,8 % em 2014. Além disso, a previsão é de que a economia de Moçambique mantenha sua tendência ascendente, com um crescimento previsto de 8 % em 2014. A agricultura, a manufatura, o petróleo e o gás, além da mineração de minerais e carvão, contribuem muito para o PIB desses países, bem como para suas taxas de emprego.

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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 equipamentos de energia elétrica de aluguel que podem 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.

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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.

http://www.zahid.com/

 

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Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

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Dubai, Emirados Árabes

Altaaqa Global Opens East Africa Office

The new Nairobi office will serve as a hub for Altaaqa Global’s sales and operations in the East Africa region

Dubai-based Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a global provider of temporary power solutions, has recently opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya to serve the East Africa territory.

Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global, said, “The business activities in the East Africa region are flourishing and the economy has been thriving throughout recent years, resulting in an increased demand for power. At Altaaqa Global, our objective is to be on the ground as quickly as possible when customers require our energy solutions, and our new branch will enable us to reach this region faster than before. We realize that our industry is driven by emergency needs and hard deadlines, but uses equipment that requires substantial lead times to acquire. With the combined fleet of our sister company in Saudi Arabia, Altaaqa Global has approximately 1,400 MW of rental power readily available so that we can focus our efforts on rapid deployment and customer satisfaction.”

 

Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, commented, “This strategic expansion is in line with our vision to be the leading and the most preferred temporary power solutions provider before year 2020. During our geographic expansion, we will continue to heavily invest in human resources, further improve our business processes, and expand and diversify our fleet of CAT power generators. We now have the capability to provide power plants running on various fuel, such as piped natural gas (PNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), flare gas, diesel, dual-fuel (70% gas and 30% diesel), and, very soon, heavy fuel oil (HFO).”

 

Altaaqa Global will also provide environmental and social programs in East Africa. Meyrick added, “As part of our commitment to help local communities in East Africa and, eventually, in the entire Sub-Saharan region, we are actively embracing corporate social responsibility initiatives that will help alleviate the social needs of our immediate environs.”

 

“East Africa has a promising economic outlook within the energy and engineering sectors,” said Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global. “We are delighted to open our new office to provide interim power plants ranging in size and with the latest power generation technologies. We are determined to serve various industries, such as oil & gas, petrochemicals, mining, electric power utilities, industrial manufacturing and maritime. Through our office in East Africa, Altaaqa Global will be able to provide our clients with uncompromising personalized service. In the energy rental industry, all requirements are treated as individual and unique, and we will be able to deliver the exact rental power station to all of our enquiries using our local knowledge and global expertise.”

 

East Africa has experienced encouraging economic growth in recent years, and is gradually being regarded as an important supplier to different markets around the world. Market analysts attribute the notable growth of the region to several factors, including large-scale infrastructure development, economic reforms and new discovery of energy and natural resources. Kenya, among other African countries, is expected to become a vital regional financial and business hub, with a consistent 5% to 7% economic improvement year-on-year. Tanzania, Somalia, and Uganda are also predicted to make inroads into economic stability, following the discovery of oil and gas in their territories. Additionally, Ethiopia and Rwanda are projected to show remarkable development, owing to an expansion in agricultural activities and a strong reform record, respectively.

 

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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.

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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/

 

 

PRESS INQUIRIES

Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel: +971 56 1749505

rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com

 

READER REQUESTS

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Altaaqa Global Receives ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification

TÜV NORD has recently certified Altaaqa Global as a company that implements a management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007.

Left: Meghana Millin, Peter den Boogert (Altaaqa Global) and Shibu Davies (TÜV NORD)

Left: Meghana Millin, Peter den Boogert (Altaaqa Global) and Shibu Davies (TÜV NORD)

 

Dubai, UAE – After several months of rigorous auditing and aligning processes, Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has achieved ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) certification by TÜV NORD Germany, the ISO accredited certification body headquartered in Hanover, Germany.

 

According to Shibu Davies, GM of Certification, HSD & Lab TÜV NORD, “Only a few companies in the world have ever completed a triple audit and received all certifications in its first year of evaluation. It is evident that Altaaqa Global will surely be an asset to the global energy industry.”

 

Commenting on the certifications, Peter den Boogert, GM of Altaaqa Global, said, “We have achieved this milestone through the shared values of the Altaaqa Global team. The cohesive objective to attain greatness is far beyond our vision and mission; it is inculcated in the very fabric of our culture, our beliefs and our principles. High quality standards and processes are always at the forefront of our company.”

 

Meghana Millin, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Officer of Altaaqa Global, said, “We are truly proud of the three certifications from TÜV NORD. This will help us continue to manage our quality, while enabling us to streamline our processes and ensure they are in line with international standards, a high priority for everyone at Altaaqa Global. This recent achievement is an important recognition of our hard work.”

 

“We are committed to delivering not only the best products and technology but the best processes across the board,” said Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global. “We have validated our speed of power plant installation as the ‘fastest rental power company’ to deliver interim power plants. We have also validated our innovative technology as one of the best in the energy industry cited by the Middle East Electricity Awards, MEP Awards and Platts Global Energy Awards. Now, as another testament to our commitment to excellence, TÜV NORD has certified our quality management system.”

 

Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global, said, “On top of our latest and most advanced power generation technologies, our clients in the mining, oil & gas, petrochemicals, power generation, electric utilities and industrial manufacturing sectors can rest assured that our system processes and management procedures are in line with the global quality standards in delivering temporary power plant solutions.”

 

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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.

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.

PRESS INQUIRIES

Robert Bagatsing

Altaaqa Global

Tel: +971 56 1749505

rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com

READER REQUESTS

Altaaqa Global

Marketing Department

P.O. Box 262989

Dubai, United Arab Emirates