Altaaqa Global在英国颁奖典礼上获得殊荣

公司在英国伦敦举办的2014年能源协会颁奖典礼上获得能源卓越奖的殊荣

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

Altaaqa Global是一家全球性临时电力解决方案供应商。2014年11月13日,能源协会颁奖典礼于伦敦喜来登公园路酒店举行,公司凭借23天之内在也门亚丁安置一个54兆瓦的发电厂而获得了能源卓越奖的殊荣。Altaaqa Global的入围宣言为“重建饱受战乱摧残之国”,同时入围的提名者在业界也都享有盛誉,包括国际石油和天然气生产商协会、英国国防部以及开放能源和聚集产业。

能源卓越奖旨在赞扬能源产业领域的杰出成就,颂扬新思想和具有战略性、创新性的问题解决方案。一家公司或一个项目所取得的成就必须能够给整个产业的各个领域带来深远影响,才有资格赢得该奖项。正如组织方所言,该奖涵盖其它各个类别,代表了能源产业的最高成就。

在问到对该活动的评价时,Altaaqa Global的总经理彼得•丹•布格特如是说:“能得到英国最有威望的能源机构颁发的奖项,我们感到自豪,同时也感到谦卑。Altaaqa Global的员工们为这个项目做出了巨大的努力,直面危险的环境和恶劣的天气状况,这个奖是对他们付出的认可和证明。借此我们也想向也门的当地工程师表达最真挚的感谢,感谢他们和我们并肩作战,共同完成了这项具有历史意义的项目。”

Altaaqa Global的战略客户总监马吉德•扎希将成果归功于也门亚丁的人民:“我们与也门人民共享这份荣誉,包括也门的国家领导,他们在重建国家的同时,将供应急需电力的任务委托给我们。这个项目遭遇了各种各样的挑战,但是也门人民的信仰和希望给了我们力量,支撑我们坚持下去。此外,也门人民积极响应我们的节能和能效运动,如果没有他们的支持,这个项目的意义将大打折扣。”

Altaaqa Global的董事会代表史蒂芬•梅里克指出,该奖将进一步激励公司改善流程,将工程制造的才华推动到极致:“Altaaqa Global不断改进,实现我们设定的雄伟目标,这份来自能源协会的殊荣就是对我们努力的认可。

在今后的每个项目中,我们都将不断挑战自我,在过去创新的基础上更上一层楼。”

Altaaqa Global在也门亚丁安装并完成54兆瓦电厂项目时,正值也门从阿拉伯之春的影响中恢复过来。这个临时发电长的建立仅耗时23天,已实现为50多万人供电。也门政府受到该成功项目的鼓舞,已为现有电厂追加了50兆瓦,由此该发电站的总发电量已达到104兆瓦。

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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。

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关于扎西德集团

扎西德集团代表了一系列多元化的公司,为多个蓬勃发展的行业提供全面、以客户为中心的解决方案。这些行业包括建筑、矿业、石油和天然气、农业、能源、电力和水力发电、物料运输、建筑材料、交通和物流、房地产开发、旅游观光以及酒店业。

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Power, the Key to Economic Stability

There is one pivotal era in history that forever changed the way we look at productivity. At the dawn of the industrial revolution, productive output was fundamentally constrained by the limits of human toil or animal strength and by the boundaries of available land. The industrial revolution paved the way to exponential and sustainable economic growth, to a point that new generations were afforded the confidence that the economy that they will eventually shape would be better off than the one wrought by their forefathers.

At the height of the revolution, electric power was identified as a foremost factor in encouraging a viable economic growth – and that has not changed till now. As the demand for energy exponentially increases in today’s expanding economies, the need to support a country or a region’s electricity requirement becomes ever more crucial. In order to sustain the economic momentum of any given country or region, an ample and continuous supply of clean, viable and affordable energy is imperative.

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When power is not enough

The Indian Sub-continent is enjoying an economic upturn. According to a recently published market report from the Asian Development Bank, the South Asian region is predicted to grow by 5.3% in 2014 and by 5.8% in 2015. India’s economy, taken alone, is forecast to achieve growth rates of anywhere between 5.5% and 6%.

Behind India’s burgeoning economy is power: Power to manufacture, to drill for oil, to fly millions of passengers in and out of the country, to sail the seas with tons of export goods on board, to put on computers, to light up offices and to activate phone lines necessary for worldwide communications. India’s economic growth is a testament to one of the basic tenets of the industrial revolution: That electricity gives economies the power to catapult themselves to heights they thought would never be possible to reach. And India is reaping the fruits of that.

There is, however, a looming electricity supply issue that may challenge India’s continuous economic growth. Energy industry experts ascertain that there are 1.4 billion people in the world who have no access to electricity, and they estimate that over 300 million of them are in India. Recorded data in recent years show that demand for energy in India has consistently outstripped the supply, both in terms of base load energy and peak availability. Studies show that the country registers an 8.5% deficit in base load requirement and a 9.8% short-fall in peak load requirement. Seconding this observation, India’s Central Electricity Authority forecasts that the energy deficiency will affect all of the country’s regions and that, though Northern India expects a power surplus during the monsoon months (as its power generation capacity is predominantly dependent on hydropower), the spare capacity will gradually recede during the winter months.

India’s government has responded to the pressing situation by launching ambitious rural electrification programs, but the challenge proves to be vast that it could not be resolved in an instant. Ground research shows that approximately 400 million Indians still lose electricity during blackouts and that 35.5% of Indian households still has limited access to electricity. The compelling need to urgently address the economic repercussion of the imminent power instability was more vividly drawn by a study conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries in 2012. The document showed that power interruptions in India could result in approximately 10% in production short-fall, leading to revenue losses of up to INR 40,000 per day.

Who could forget the massive blackout of 2012 that left 700 million people in India without electricity? In what is touted to be one of the worst blackouts in history, twenty of India’s 28 states suffered the effects of the power interruption that almost incited social instability and protests for fears that the country was no longer in the position to support its booming local energy demand. The repercussion was almost journalistically indescribable: traffic jams all over the affected cities, babies wailing of heat, bodies half-burnt at crematoriums, patients gasping for every breath of life, miners trapped underground in complete darkness, passengers stranded in the middle of miles of track.

While stakeholders strive to bridge the supply gap, India’s demand for electricity is not showing signs of slowing down. Industry studies indicate that India’s manufacturing sector will continue to grow at an even faster pace and that domestic demand will increase more rapidly.

 

Power that sustain power

In these crucial times, India’s power generation infrastructure needs all the support it can get. The governments and the utility companies may be moving mountains to immediately resolve the present and the impending energy sooner, but with the scope and extent of the difficulty, they may not be able to do it single-handedly.

Temporary power generation companies, like Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a leading global provider of interim energy facilities, have the capacity to support the existing power generation infrastructure, with the end of bridging the gap in electricity supply as, where and when the necessity be. Hiring power plants has tested and recognized merits, particularly in cases of emergencies or natural calamities, unplanned power failures, unforeseen delays in power projects, temporary plant shutdowns, load shedding or peak shaving. Signing an agreement with interim power providers can also prove beneficial when electricity distribution facilities are not available in certain areas, like in dispersed communities; when permanent power stations are still being constructed or commissioned or when energy generation facilities are being expanded or refurbished.

India’s initiative to harness alternative sources of energy, like geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, wind and tidal has proven to be effective, but seasonal changes may alter the operations of the aforementioned facilities. For instance, some parts of the country where hydroelectric power stations operate may experience droughts or prolonged absence of rain, which in turn can drastically reduce the power generation capacity of the said plants. Solar or photovoltaic farms thrive during summer months but may experience shortage in production in months when days are predominantly cloudy or rainy. In these cases, rental power plants may support the power generation capacity of the current facilities if only to bridge the gap during the crucial months of seasonal change.

With its large manufacturing sector, production facilities in India often need to double, may be even triple, their capacities to meet the international production requirement in certain months, say during Christmas or Diwali. While a manifold increase in production bodes well for a company’s income, the consequent spike in power consumption may usher in operational challenges. It is highly probable that during the same peak months, utility companies will set ceiling caps for electricity consumption or will ask production facilities to pay an additional consumption premium during peak hours. In this case, based on cost-benefit studies conducted among industries within the arc of peak months, it will be more economically sound to hire a temporary power plant than to pay an additional fee for every peak kilowatt used, shut down parts of the production complex when power usage is at its peak, or pay a hefty fine for using more power than what has been allocated for a company’s function. Peaker power plants (peakers for short) are an ideal solution offered by energy rental companies like Altaaqa Global to curb seasonal electricity demand during peak production months.

Of all unforeseen occurrences, a natural disaster may prove to be the most difficult to immediately address. Calamities like earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes have the capacity to destroy roads; interrupt power, water and communication lines and cripple transportation routes. In these cases, local or governmental entities may need assistance from a temporary power service provider that has the logistical capabilities to deploy, install, commission and run interim power plants anywhere in the world, on a short notice. Altaaqa Global’s temporary power products and genset technologies are the most efficient solution for a rapid capacity application, owing to their modular and flexible design, especially engineered for swift mobilization and start-up.

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Partners in mobile power

To fully capitalize on the advantages of temporary power technologies, the governments and the utility companies in India need to be keen and discerning in hiring an interim energy service provider. In selecting a temporary electricity partner, one should look at the provider’s experience, organization, support system, rate of deployment and equipment reliability and sustainability before signing an agreement with it.

One of the most important things to consider when entering into an agreement with a rental energy provider is its track record in delivering executable, measurable and sustainable solutions to a wide array of projects. It is essential to ascertain if the rental power plant provider has thorough experience in delivering temporary power plants in complex situations, like city-wide utility electrification. The exercise of putting an interim power provider at the helm of a project or of a city’s electrification program will prove to be counterproductive if the chosen partner does not have the technical experience and the required organization to deliver what it promises. If the mobile generator company cannot supply the required power, it may cause more delays in the project, eventually leading to legal disputes and further economic damage. It should be heavily chalked up that utility companies should avoid dealing with backyard rental companies that will over-promise but will eventually under-deliver.

Though temporary power plants, like the ones provided by Altaaqa Global, are engineered to endure even the harshest conditions known to man, they are by no means indestructible. The governments and the utility companies in India must keep in mind that the service of a rental energy company should not end when the electric power generators are switched on. The company should have the spare parts and the human resources to carry out after-sales support to installed and commissioned projects at any given location, at any given time. Whether the project is in the middle of a mountain for a mining operation or in the hot burning Gulf desert for oil & gas refineries, the rental power provider should have the capability to support its temporary power plants, whenever and wherever.

Proving solutions when needed and where needed is the prime reason for being of rental power companies, like Altaaqa Global. An interim energy partner should have the capability to react, deploy, mobilize and commission temporary power plants at a moment’s notice. This means that the provider should have available equipment and manpower on the ground to carry out a rapid delivery. If the rental company has the available equipment to deploy and a team of professional logistic personnel that can deal with the complexities of ports, customs and transportation, then help is on the way to immediately solve the power crisis.

Providing solutions to power requirement of different entities does not follow a template nor is governed by a rule of thumb. Each case should be carefully studied and evaluated in order for rental power companies to prescribe an optimal solution. The only way that an interim energy company can afford to meet the exact requirement of any client is for it to have the adequate and state-of-the-art technologies available in its product line. Altaaqa Global has a wide range of large-scale temporary power plants running on gas, diesel or dual-fuel (70% gas and 30% diesel). It also offers systems on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and on compressed natural gas (CNG), in recognition of rigid sets of licensing and sustainability regulations that may exist in some parts of India.

Altaaqa Global also proposes state-of-the-art products that pushes the envelope of technological flexibility. One of the company’s flagship innovation is the variable operational mode that can switch from island to grid mode in just seconds. It provides the most scalable power solution to support base load, intermediate, peaking or standby power generation.

Altaaqa Global also offers the first and only substation-free power plants, specifically engineered to serve places in India where they may not be substations. These temporary power plants require no substations and can directly be hooked to the grid.

 

You do growth, we do power

The advantages of renting temporary energy facilities are multifarious, especially from the prism of cost-savings, flexibility and continuous energy supply. Hiring interim energy plants means that the governments and the utility companies in India will not have to shell out huge capital (CAPEX) to erect permanent power generation facilities if the heightened demand is just seasonal or momentary. Provisional electric power plants are also equipped with state-of-the-art innovations that allow them to increase or decrease the capacity following the end-user’s requirement. More importantly, mobile power technologies can provide electricity to any entity as it is needed, when it is needed and where it is needed.

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* The foregoing article was published in the July 2014 issue of Power Today magazine (ASAPP Media, India). To read more: http://bit.ly/1omDahQ *

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Altaaqa Global – The Power of Now

Power is considered to be a foremost driving force of development and economic growth. Almost all sectors of society depend on electricity to function. What happens, though, when the supply of power is not enough to support the demand? Does one have to wait in the dark?

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Signs of recovery from the recent economic downturn are increasingly becoming noticeable in many of the world’s economy. The South East Asia and Gulf Cooperating Countries, for instance, with its new-found economic and social buoyancy, is showing renewed aggressiveness in infrastructure projects and massive commercial and residential developments. Its neighboring region, the Indian Sub-continent, is also enjoying an upturn. According to a recently published market report from the Asian Development Bank, the South Asian region, to which the Indian Sub-continent belongs, is predicted to grow by 5.3% in 2014 and by 5.8% in 2015. In fact, India alone is forecast to achieve growth rates of anywhere between 5.5% and 6%.

Since the industrial revolution, power has always been identified as a key factor in encouraging economic growth, and that has not changed till today. As the demand for energy exponentially increases in an expanding economy, with the spike in construction and utility infrastructure projects, and the rise in population and household and commercial consumption, the need to support the Sub-continent’s power requirements becomes ever more urgent. In order to sustain the region’s momentum, an ample supply of clean, viable and affordable energy is imperative. In this light, the Indian Sub-continent should be able to explore new energy sources and technologies that do not only promote energy efficiency but also environmental stewardship.

Facing power shortage

It is worthy to note that some countries in the Indian Sub-continent are still experiencing challenges in the context of supporting electricity demands. Power failure, owing to several factors, including limitation in resources, low generation capacity, extreme levels of demand, and derated capacity of power station machinery, among others, has become an acute problem in several areas.

Take Bangladesh as an example. An article from the Journal of Selected Areas in Renewable and Sustainable Energy, titled “Power crisis and its solutions through renewable energy in Bangladesh”, by Khairul Anam and Husnain Al Bustam of the Islamic University of Technology, reports that only 10% of Bangladesh’s rural households has access to electricity, and that some parts of the country will not be connected to the national grid until 2030. Despite the effort of the national government to add power generation units to the national grid, the areas that are connected to power sources are still suffering from severe load shedding.

Even India is not saved from power distribution woes. Majority of the country’s supply is derived from thermal or hydroelectric sources, and with the country’s rapidly growing economy and population, power generation facilities are increasingly finding it difficult to cope up with the requirement. A manifestation of this was the reported failure of the Northern and Eastern grids, which put activities in cities such as Delhi to a halt. The negative effects of the two-day partial power outage was reportedly felt across several segments, most notably in the industrial sector.

Moreover, several reports in national and regional publications cite that approximately a third of India’s population is not connected to electricity and that those that are experience regular power interruptions.

Other countries in the Sub-continent, including Nepal and Sri Lanka, have similar stories to tell. In Nepal, the demand for electricity, which stands at 1,200 MW, cannot be supported by the local production of 750 MW during the rainy season and of 450 MW during the dry season. This has prompted the country’s government to declare a national energy crisis in 2008 and to form task forces to further explore the potential of hydropower in the next 20 years. In Sri Lanka, while nearly 60% of the population reportedly has access to electricity, much of the fraction is concentrated on the more developed Western Province, leaving the other areas with less than 30% access.

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Now, what can be done

Unstable electricity production and regular power interruptions bring about myriad negative impacts to a country’s economy, business and people. In today’s world, power is a fundamental element for any economy to function, as every sector of the modern society, be it domestic, commercial or industrial, is heavily dependent on electricity. Nowadays, a power interruption affecting critical facilities, like hospitals, airports, telecommunications towers, data centres and oil & gas installations, has the potential to put an entire country or region to a standstill, and in light of globalisation, the consequences may transcend national or regional borders.

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, the global provider of temporary solutions, recognizes not only the economic opportunities in the Indian Sub-continent but also the pressing need to provide innovative and creative solutions to the region’s pressing power needs.

Altaaqa Global offers state-of-the-art interim power generation solutions that are viable, cost-effective and environment friendly. For instance, the company’s diesel generators are equipped with a fuel management technology that maximizes fuel efficiency while minimizing plant shut downs by ensuring that sub-standard fuel does not affect the system. Additionally, Altaaqa Global provides power generators with gas, diesel or dual-fuel technology, specifically developed to reduce fuel costs, hence a reduction in customer expenditure for electricity. It’s dynamic blending dual-fuel technology, combining 70% gas and 30% diesel interim power plants, not only cut back on power cost but also decrease operational emissions.

The key word is ‘now’

Hiring interim power generation plants as a stop-gap measure yields many advantages, particularly when there is a foreseeable delay in the construction of permanent power generation facilities or when the spike in electricity demand proves to be seasonal.

In the context of the above-mentioned case studies, countries in the Indian Sub-continent are looking to mitigate the observed deficiency in power supply by harnessing alternative sources of energy, including geothermal, solar, hydro and nuclear. While the afore-mentioned alternative sources have recognized and acknowledged merits and potential, they may require further research, legislation and physical facilities to be operational; and this may take time.

In a study conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries in 2012, 61% of the companies that participated in the survey reported more than 10% in production short-fall due to power interruptions. Moreover, the participant companies also cited revenue losses between INR 1,000 and INR 40,000 per day, due to power cuts. The set-backs caused by power fluctuations are similar. Naturally, businesses may not be able to survive operational losses of this magnitude while waiting for permanent power generation facilities to be functional. Needless to say, the situation calls for an urgent solution.

Rental power companies, like Altaaqa Global, are capable of providing solutions as needed, when needed. Utility companies can hire temporary power plants in times when demand outpaces the supply, when the electrical grid is unstable or when power distribution networks are unavailable. This will allow them to bridge the supply deficit without waiting for another day. Hiring power generators can prove to be a viable solution to power supply inefficiency, while the permanent power infrastructure is constructed.

‘Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus’?

Not all rental power companies are the same’False in one, false in all’ does not apply in choosing an interim power partner. While the selection of the temporary power technology to be required may be indicated by operational tendencies and budget allocation, the choice of a service provider may entail a keener investigation and a more discriminating process of evaluation and elimination.

In choosing an interim power plant partner, utility companies in the Indian Sub-continent should consider a provider’s experience, support system, rate of deployment, and equipment reliability and sustainability before signing an agreement with it.

Experience:

A provider should have a proven track record in delivering executable, measurable and sustainable solutions to multifarious projects. The exercise of hiring a temporary power company will be counter-productive if the company does not have the technical experience to deliver what it promises.

Support system:

The rental company should have the spare parts and the human resources to carry out after-sales support to installed and commissioned projects at any given location.

Rapid deployment:

The interim power provider should have the capability to react, deploy, mobilise and commission temporary power plants at a moment’s notice. This means that the provider should have available equipment and manpower on the ground to carry out a rapid delivery.

Equipment reliability and sustainability:

The service provider should have the adequate technology to address the unique needs of different clients. In addition, in light of an increasingly rigid set of licensing and sustainability regulations of most of the governments in the world, the rental company should be capable of providing technologies that encourage environmental stewardship, while maximising fuel efficiency. Systems that operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and on compressed natural gas (CNG), for instance, are already available.

 

Load Shedding

Altaaqa Global can provide the optimal solution to customer’s energy needs.

Load shedding is detrimental to progress wherever and whenever it is applied. Switching off power in key areas to reduce the demand for energy is an inconvenience that can be avoided by hiring interim power plants to support existing power grids or at the site itself (factories, for instance). This allows day-to-day activities in the business and urban sectors to continue.

Load shedding can be avoided by hiring an interim power plant either for the utility provider’s power grid or directly for the consumer’s business sites.

Load shedding is a necessary, though inconvenient, procedure where electricity is shut down to avoid overloading the system, which, in turn, results in a total blackout. This usually happens when the demand for electricity outstrips the ability of the system to supply for it. These blackouts generally occur locally, but may even spread to large areas, such as a whole country or even a continent. There are two causes for blackouts: Lack of generation volume and deficient infrastructure to distribute enough power to the locale where it is needed.

Load shedding normally happens in countries where the energy distribution is hampered by poor and inadequate infrastructure. The opposite happens in advanced countries due to well-managed systems and adequate infrastructure.

All in all, load shedding has the capability to incapacitate the daily activities of a country. The negative effects are numerous and may lead to economic instability.

Load shedding (also known as rolling blackout, brownout or electricity interruption), is commonly utilized in industrial, large commercial, and utility operations. While waiting for the permanent solution, the quickest way to end load shedding is to hire a temporary power plant.

Facility Shutdown or Power Plant Maintenance

A proactive temporary power plant reduces risks and costs during shutdown/maintenance

There are times when utility providers need the support of supplementary power when current power facilities undergo maintenance; are under replacement or are being upgraded to the latest, more efficient technologies. Altaaqa Global’s interim power solutions represent a reliable alternative during these scheduled periods of outages with the aim of minimizing interruption in electricity supply.

A period of interruption, especially of electric current, means that the utility infrastructure and its associate power facilities are disrupted for a period of time.

A shutdown is a planned general outage of equipment used by a business for production or delivery of service, usually caused by maintenance or upgrading. All main power and other utilities are cut off for a given amount of time, disrupting the activities of normal business, which may lead to customer inconvenience. That is why minimizing the effects of a shutdown is critical.

Managing Risks

Managing shutdowns is a precise operation. Steps must be taken to ensure the proper flow of procedure. Altaaqa Global manages not only internal risks but also external risks. This list guarantees a well-orchestrated shutdown:

  • Packaged and turnkey temporary power equipment (generators, fuel tanks, transformers, switchgears and all power ancillaries)
  • Materials management & spare parts
  • Utility supplies
  • Engineering services
  • Utility company engineering departments
  • Regulatory compliance and insurance
  • Qualified & CAT certified manpower
  • Work permissions from authorities, neighboring shared services or properties
  • Shutdowns should be planned before implementation, a necessary action that will reduce the time the facility is non-operational.

Shutdowns should be planned before implementation. This is a necessary action that will reduce the time when the facility is non-operational. The shutdown plan and Altaaqa Global’s temporary power solution is divided into three specific stages:

  • Pre-shutdown – Site preparation and commissioning of the temporary power plant
  • Shutdown – Temporary power plant is running continuously, 24/7
  • Post-shutdown – Temporary power plant demobilizes

The above approach is vital because maximizing the maintenance will shorten downtime. Resourcefulness, creativity and collaboration between everyone involved is important in minimizing the outage period.

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Peak Lopping

Avoid being charged a premium or being asked to lower power consumption during peak production

Hiring a temporary power plant during times when peak production is high, to augment the existing power supply, is an option industrial companies can choose to take. There are also times when utility companies set ceiling caps for electricity consumption or when they charge you extra during peak hours. It is then more economical to hire a temporary power plant to ensure production is continuous.

In your peak production month, the utility company tells you: “Lower your power consumption or you will pay a hefty penalty!” Will you sacrifice opportunity? We can provide a load lopping solution that will guarantee the continuance of your production without paying a penalty.

Reasons to hire a temporary power plant:

  • Industrial companies have the option to hire a temporary power plant when power demand is high during peak production if the permanent utility power provider could not supply extra power
  • When utility companies set a ceiling cap for electricity consumption but one requires more power
  • If utility increases its tariff rate during peak hours and it is more economical to run an alternative power source
  • If the company incurs monetary losses due to stiff penalties imposed by utility companies for over-consumption of electricity
  • Peak lopping is used to describe how utility companies lop- or cut-off electricity when a consumer reaches the peak of consumption. This affects domestic and industrial users. However, the latter is affected more. Industries are penalized when they exceed a certain cap by being charged extra. For example:

Factory A uses the same amount of power as Factory B. The difference is that Factory A uses in two days what Factory B uses in a month. Therefore, Factory A will pay more because they will require more energy in those two days and the utility company has to get pricier, higher capacity equipment to be able to supply the needed power.

Some resort to reduce peak demand just to avoid production delays. A factory can choose to shut down parts of the complex when consumption is high. The downside associated with peak lopping can be prevented by hiring temporary power plants. It is more cost-effective than upgrading the existing system and the long-term benefits are immeasurable in terms of the impact on the day-to-day activities of the domestic and industrial sectors.

Emergency Power

Altaaqa Global understands that every minute counts during a power outage

When factories, industrial zones and tourism areas experience interruptions in electricity, the serious effects to the economy can adversely affect growth and eventually lead to severe losses. Causes of emergency power generation may be attributed to natural disasters, accidents and situations where the human factor is involved. Whatever the cause of the power interruption, Altaaqa Global can rapidly deliver a temporary power plant on short notice.

Emergency power is required when the current power supply is inaccessible and a quick solution is immediately due.

We provide temporary power in all types of emergency cases, such as:

  • Weather calamities
  • Man-made errors or accidents resulting in power outages
  • Natural disaster
  • Post-conflict
  • There are cases where utilities experience energy shortages because of reduced power from a next-door country. This may happen due to technical failure or an unexpected contractual change. Whatever the case is, consumers urgently require additional electricity either for base load, continuous operation or for emergency back-up and, hopefully, manage the situation.

Altaaqa Global’s temporary power products and technologies are the most efficient solution for a fast-track capacity application because their modular design has been custom engineered for rapid mobilization and start-up.

We guarantee energy when you need it. Fast.

Case Study

CAT® rental power provides strong, coordinated response to customers after Hurricane Sandy.

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy reached New York City, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines, causing massive power outages. When devastation like this occurs, quick response is essential. The Electric Power team and the Cat® Dealer Network supported the recovery efforts by sending equipment, personnel and other resources to help the affected areas.

After the storm hit, more than 1,400 generator sets — creating an astounding 1.1 GW of power — were deployed to customers, including gas stations, hospitals, and commercial and industrial facilities. In addition to the generators, dozens of transformers and fuels tanks, 2.5 miles of power cable and hundreds of light towers, pumps and heaters were also sent. CAT Rental Power responded directly to customer demand or sent equipment and personnel in support of the recovery effort

Back up or Standby Power

Don’t let the lack of power slow your company down

From planned shutdowns to unplanned power load shedding, a temporary power plant providing backup power to your facilities is critical to ensuring the power you require is there when you need it. Altaaqa Global is always ready to get you set up and running quickly with the largest fleet of generator sets and ancillary equipment.

Shutdowns are a costly, but necessary step to maintain equipment and ensure that it is in the best condition. Petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, refineries and other industries that heavily rely on equipment can have their production severely affected by long periods of shutdowns. Imagine a long line where the product must pass through several stages and you could already imagine how difficult it is to stop a certain stage without affecting the others. That is why scheduling and minimizing the time it takes to do maintenance is vital to the flow of production. Hiring generators is essential to avoid prolonged downtime. This is most true in industries that use refrigeration as part of the production stage. Some products have to be kept at a certain temperatures, so maintenance operations have to be properly scheduled to prevent spoilage or deterioration.

Altaaqa Global can provide multi-megawatt power generators that suit your large industrial power needs.

  • Scheduled power shutdowns
  • Remote construction sites
  • New or expanded facilities
  • Seasonal peak load needs
  • Unscheduled downtime on equipment

We can rapidly deploy anytime, anywhere and fulfill power requirements. We’ll help you find solutions and keep your production going.

Peak Shaving

How to maximize your production without paying a higher price

Most companies usually reduce the amount of energy used during peak operating hours to avoid paying the higher rates. The increased charges are usually applied during noon until 6pm where consumption is highest although it may vary depending on location. At Altaaqa Global, we realize that peak shaving solutions are part of a portfolio of services we can offer to clients. Temporary power plant companies like Altaaqa Global can help maximize the full production potential of a company.

Demand for electricity is at an all-time high. As more and more industries develop, there are markets where the need for power exceeds the supply. The demand varies according to seasons, caused by temperature extremes or lack of rainfall in hydro dependent countries. With peak shaving solutions, a temporary power plant is hired to supply electricity during peak demand periods.

Many industries and businesses often pay for consumed electricity on a need-to-use basis. Usually, this means they are charged more during peak operational hours from noon until 6:00pm and less for the rest of the day. That is why Altaaqa Global can supply you with the necessary solutions to avoid peak shaving and allow your facility to perform optimally when you need it to. This cost-efficient way of getting power without having to resort to peak shaving is vital to productivity.

Altaaqa Global is more than capable of providing long or short term, cost-effective peak shaving solutions when you need it most. Along with technologically advanced generators and power specialists to assist you every step of the way, it is our assurance to help you and your facility maximize productivity.

Conclusion

To maintain the momentum that it is presently enjoying, it is imperative that the Indian Sub-continent take steps and measures to mitigate the economic and industrial impact of the present power shortage. Foraying into the domain of renewable sources of energy, like geothermal, solar, hydro and nuclear, has the potential to be a long-term solution, but waiting for the facilities to be operational may take time, owing to legislative and infrastructure requirements. Rental power companies, like Altaaqa Global, proposes solutions that address the issues of urgency, cost-efficiency, reliability, energy-efficiency and environmental safety. In recognition of the indispensable role of electricity in today’s modern society, it is advisable that utility companies should provide for a contingent and power solution in cases of power interruption that may lead to operational delays and, ultimately, negative economic and financial consequences.

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The foregoing article was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Power Watch India.

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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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Altaaqa Global Wins Power Project of the Year at Middle East Electricity Awards

 

Altaaqa Global, a global temporary power and energy solution specialist, recently won ‘Power Project of the Year’ for its Yemen power project and was highly commended for its role in innovation.

 

Peter den Boogert (front row 2nd from left), GM Altaaqa Global & Khalil Abdul Malik (front row 3rd from left), GM PEC & winners of Middle East Electricity Awards 2014 low res

Peter den Boogert (front row 2nd from left), GM Altaaqa Global & Khalil Abdul Malik (front row 3rd from left), GM PEC & winners of Middle East Electricity Awards 2014 low res

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Las ventajas de alquilar plantas eléctricas temporales (part 1)

Las ventajas de alquilar plantas eléctricas temporales

por Steven Meyrick

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Dentro del sector de los servicios públicos, alquilar una planta temporal es la medida más efectiva que se puede tomar durante una emergencia, un cierre programado o durante la construcción de una planta eléctrica permanente.

Hay tres supuestos potenciales en los que una empresa de servicios públicos necesitaría alquilar una planta energética temporal:

  • una emergencia
  • un cierre programado
  • superación de la brecha energética o medidas energéticas provisionales

Durante situaciones de emergencia, es importante que las empresas de servicios públicos o autoridades energéticas cuenten con un plan alternativo para asegurar que la electricidad se restaura en el plazo de tiempo menor posible. Ya se trate de un desastre de origen humano o natural, siempre es mejor planificar de manera proactiva para los peores casos.

La solución más efectiva en caso de emergencia precisa un contrato prefirmado con una empresa eléctrica de alquiler que perfile las condiciones, tamaño de flota y plazo de respuesta en caso de que se dé una emergencia. Un ejemplo de dicha emergencia sería un desastre natural en el que millones de personas se vieran afectadas, quizás un tsunami o terremoto. Las autoridades gubernamentales y la empresa de servicios públicos pueden amortiguar el impacto de un corte eléctrico prefirmando un contrato con una empresa eléctrica de alquiler para reaccionar prontamente y proporcionar plantas eléctricas temporales en caso de un desastre natural. Japón, Haití y Pakistán son ejemplos concretos de dichos casos de emergencia en los que fue necesaria una respuesta inmediata para restaurar la energía.

En el caso del segundo supuesto potencial, un cierre de planta eléctrica programado o parada debido a una rehabilitación importante, es importante que un proveedor de servicios públicos realice ciertas preguntas antes de alquilar una planta eléctrica: ¿Afectará el corte de energía al suministro a largo a plazo? ¿Afectará al suministro eléctrico para los clientes o provocará interrupciones eléctricas importantes para las empresas? Las empresas de servicios públicos solo deberían considerar alquilar plantas eléctricas temporales cuando no hay disponible ninguna otra fuente de energía alternativa disponible para suplementar el déficit de electricidad durante las reparaciones y mantenimiento. Sería posible, por ejemplo, alquilar una planta eléctrica de 100 MW durante 6 meses para evitar la interrupción eléctrica y suministrar energía de manera continua a instalaciones críticas como aeropuertos, centros de datos u hospitales.

El tercer supuesto potencial es una superación de la brecha energética o una medida provisional. Sería cuando una planta eléctrica temporal se alquila para superar la brecha energética. En estos casos, es importante que la empresa eléctrica realice las siguientes preguntas: ¿Se construirá la infraestructura eléctrica permanente en menos de tres meses? ¿Hay algún retraso previsible en la construcción de la planta eléctrica permanente? ¿Es la demanda eléctrica estacional?

Hay tres factores críticos al supuesto de superación de la brecha energética: primero está la planta generadora de energía, segundo la línea de transmisión y en tercer lugar la red de distribución. Es esencial que estos tres aspectos se construyan, se pongan en servicio y se completen adecuadamente antes de que el usuario final pueda recibir electricidad. Una empresa de electricidad puede alquilar una planta eléctrica temporal si la demanda eléctrica superara la generación eléctrica, o si la red eléctrica fuera a convertirse en inestable, o si no hubiera disponible ninguna red de distribución. En la mayoría de los mercados emergentes, como África, el sur de Asia y el Oriente Medio, hay numerosos proyectos energéticos en construcción para resolver los cortes energéticos crónicos. Sin embargo, la cuestión es resolver las demandas de los clientes existentes que precisan electricidad de manera inmediata. Se trata de un problema urgente que los gobiernos y las empresas de servicios públicos deben resolver. Cuando haya una falta de infraestructura eléctrica, la empresa de servicios públicos y las autoridades gubernamentales podrían alquilar una planta eléctrica provisional hasta que se establezca una infraestructura eléctrica permanente.

El impacto económico

En primer lugar, se debe realizar una valoración de los costes-beneficios de alquilar una planta eléctrica temporal frente al deslastre de carga o un cierre completo. Se deberían realizar las siguientes preguntas sobre el proceso: ¿Cuántos ingresos perderían las grandes empresas (de petróleo y gas) si la electricidad se cortase frente al coste del alquiler de una planta eléctrica? ¿Se verán afectadas las zonas críticas, como hospitales o servicios sanitarios, en los que hay vidas en peligro? Si las interrupciones eléctricas afectaran a instalaciones críticas importantes, como hospitales o infraestructuras fundamentales (telecomunicaciones, centros de datos, aeropuertos e instalaciones petroleras) cuál sería el impacto económico? ¿Cuál sería el coste total de dicho corte energético en comparación con el coste del alquiler de una planta eléctrica provisional?

Un informe reciente del gobierno iraquí muestra que Iraq pierde 40.000 millones de dólares estadounidenses al año debido a cortes eléctricos crónicos. El uso de una planta eléctrica temporal podría aligerar el peso de la pérdida económica superando la brecha energética a instalaciones críticas como de petróleo y el gas, petroquímicos, zonas de fabricación industrial y distritos de negocios comerciales.

Por ello, cuando los analistas financieros presenten la pregunta relativa a los costes de alquiler en relación con el impacto económico de un corte eléctrico, estaremos en posición de decir, de manera categórica, que el coste del alquiler de la planta eléctrica es simbólico cuando se compara con la devastación económica potencial que provocaría un corte eléctrico.

Los efectos sociales

En cualquier país, los vínculos entre la energía eléctrica y las condiciones de vida sociales están estrechamente ligados. Tanto en los países occidentales como en los orientales, la electricidad ya no es una necesidad básica para los sectores industriales y comerciales; ahora es un requisito social en crecimiento para los consumidores individuales.

Durante los últimos cinco años, el deslastre de carga, las caídas de alimentación y los cortes de electricidad en varios países como Yemen, Pakistán, India, Filipinas y Bangladesh han provocado inquietud que ha intensificado hasta dar lugar a protestas en las calles. Cada vez vemos más inquietud social en muchas zonas dentro de los mercados emergencias debido a cortes eléctricos crónicos y la inquietud crece cada año…

Incluso los consumidores que utilizan dispositivos móviles y electrónicos se ven gravemente afectados. Se ha presenciado un estallido de frustración en Twitter, Facebook y otros medios sociales en relación a la falta de suministro eléctrico y deslastre de carga constante. La palabra ‘#LoadShedding’ en Twitter devolverá cientos de posts de consumidores y líderes comerciales enfadados, quejándose en línea de sus problemas.

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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, HFO, natural gas, or dual-fuel, AltaaqaGlobal is positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed.

Learn more about interim power plants, temporary energy solutions & rental power generator for mining, airports (aviation), industrial manufacturing, government services, sea ports (maritime), utilities, power distribution, electricity transmission, power generation and rural electrification at http://www.altaaqaglobal.com

Learn more on how we are solving the electricity shortage, power outages, energy crisis, load shedding, rolling blackouts and plant turnarounds at http://www.altaaqaglobal.com/solutions

Français

Altaaqa Global, filiale du groupe Zahid, a été sélectionnée par Caterpillar pour installer ses solutions clés en main de production temporaire d’électricité dans le monde entier. Avec son offre de location d’équipements capables de fonctionner avec différents carburants (diesel, gaz naturel ou bicarburant), Altaaqa Global est bien positionnée pour déployer rapidement des solutions de génération électrique temporaire afin de produire l’électricité à l’endroit et au moment où les besoins sont les plus grands.

Español

Altaaqa Global, filial de Zahid Group, ha sido seleccionada por Caterpillar para proporcionar soluciones de energía temporales llave en mano multimegavatio en todo el mundo. Con una oferta de equipos energéticos de alquiler que funcionan con diferentes tipos de combustible como diésel, gas natural, o dos combustibles, Altaaqa Global está posicionada para desplegar rápidamente y proporcionar soluciones de plantas de energía temporales, proporcionando electricidad cuando y donde se necesite.

Português

A Altaaqa Global, uma subsidiária do Zahid Group, foi selecionada pela Caterpillar para fornecer soluções de energia temporária em multimegawatts de pronto uso em todo o mundo. Oferecendo equipamentos de energia para aluguel que operam com diferentes tipos de combustível, como diesel, gás natural ou duplo combustível, a Altaaqa Global está em posição para implementar rapidamente e fornecer soluções de usinas de energia temporária, fornecendo eletricidade quando e onde for necessário.

نبذة عن شركة الطاقة جلوبال

تم اختيار شركة الطاقة جلوبال، إحدى فروع مجموعة زاهد بالمملكة العربية السعودية، من قبل شركة كاتربيلر لتقديم الحلول الشاملة للطاقة المؤقتة متعددة الميجاوات حول العالم. وتمتلك الشركة وتعد وتنشئ وتشغل محطات الطاقة المستقلة والمؤقتة والفعالة (IPP’s) بمواقع العميل وتركز على الأسواق النامية في مناطق شبه الصحراء الأفريقية، وآسيا الوسطى، وشبه القارة الهندية، وأمريكا اللاتينية وجنوب شرق آسيا، والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا الشمالية. ومن خلال توفير معدات الطاقة المؤقتة التي تعمل على أنواع من الوقود مثل الديزل والغاز الطبيعي والوقود المزدوج، تتميز شركة الطاقة جلوبال بقدرتها على الإمداد السريع وتوفير الحلول لمحطات الطاقة المؤقتة وتوفير الكهرباء في أي وقت وفي أي مكان بحاجة إلى الكهرباء.

Aden’s Governor, PEC and Altaaqa Global Inaugurates 54 MW Power Plant

Aden’s Governor, PEC and Altaaqa Global Inaugurates 54 MW Power Plant

H.E. Waheed Ali Rasheed (center), Governor of Aden, Yemen inaugurated the power plant together with Khalil Abdul Malik (6th from left), Director General of (PEC) Public Electricity Corporation, Steven Meyrick (4th from right), Altaaqa Global’s Managing Director and Peter den Boogert (5th from left), Altaaqa Global’s GM for Business Development


Aden, Yemen – Altaaqa Global Cat Rental Power, a leading global power solutions provider, has successfully installed 54 MW power plant in the province of Aden, Yemen. The Governor and Public Electricity Corporation (PEC) officials, together with various government officials and the Executives of Altaaqa Global inaugurated the power plant that will provide up to 15% of the province summer electricity demand.

The 54 MW power plant will supply up to 150,000 customers in Yemen which will benefit more than half a million people in the province of Aden. Altaaqa Global hired 95% of the total employees from Yemen and able to deliver the project on time. This is one of the great success stories of doing synergy between the government, local community and private company in the power industry.

Governor Wahid Ali Rashid expressed deep gratitude to the President, His Excellency Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi for the great solution to the demands and needs of the governorate of Aden, he said “the President of the Republic of Yemen has spent a lot of time and efforts to make this power plant into reality. The President has personally been involved in providing the best solutions for electricity crisis and urgently responded to address the situation of electricity.” The Governor appealed to the citizens of Aden to use the electricity wisely and be efficient in consuming energy to ensure a sustainable energy and avoid electric outages.

According to Engineer Khalil Abdul-Malik, Director General of Public Electricity Corporation (PEC), “This is the fastest power plant ever built in the history of Yemen. It only took us 23 days from the day that we have signed the contract until the day that we have supplied electricity. This is a record breaking power project. The government, PEC and Altaaqa Global has worked diligently together to deliver electricity to the province of Aden.” He pointed out that “this power plant will alleviate the suffering of the citizens due to power outages and reduce the power deficit.”

“With this new power plant, 95% of the workforce is local Yemeni engineers and the remaining 5% are from Altaaqa Global Caterpillar.” According to Steven Meyrick, Managing Director of Altaaqa Global, “We are committed to helping our immediate environs through a sustainable business model by creating employment opportunities in the areas where we operate. By hiring local talents in Yemen, we are proud to serve the community and contribute to their social lives. We have also invested a significant amount of resources to train the Yemeni workforce to ensure that our operation is still on its optimum level. In the end, we have passed on our technical know-how to the local workforce while maintaining our operational standards and processes. We will surely replicate the same process of hiring local people in other countries that we are planning to pursue in the future.”

“Because of the successful collaboration between the Altaaqa Global workforce and the local Yemeni team, the power plants of 11kV and 33kV installation were completed as per schedule.” According to Peter den Boogert, GM of Business Development of Altaaqa Global, “Even during summer when it can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, and during Ramadan when we are only able to work for a short period of time, we were able to complete the power project due to our strong operational and streamlined business process.”

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Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s 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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Aden’s Governor, PEC and Altaaqa Global Inaugurates Power Plant

Aden’s Governor, PEC and Altaaqa Global Inaugurates Power Plant

His Excellency Waheed Ali Rasheed (center), Governor of Aden, Yemen inaugurated the power plant together with Khalil Abdul Malik (6th from left), Director General of (PEC) Public Electricity Corporation, Steven Meyrick (4th from right), Altaaqa Global’s Managing Director and Peter den Boogert (5th from left), Altaaqa Global’s GM for Business Development


Aden, Yemen – Altaaqa Global, a leading global power solutions provider, has successfully installed a 54 MW temporary power plant in Aden, Yemen. His Excellency Wahid Ali Rashid, Governor of Aden and Engineer Khalil Abdul-Malik, Director General of Public Electricity Corporation (PEC) together with the Executives of Altaaqa Global inaugurated the temporary power plant that can provide electricity to 150,000 customers in Yemen.

Altaaqa Global strives to meet the electricity needs of every Yemeni citizen as envisioned by The President, His Excellency Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The 54 MW temporary power plant can supply up to 150,000 homes with electricity, benefiting more than half people in the city of Aden. Also present at the inauguration were various officials from Public Electricity Corporation (PEC) and other government and non-governmental officials.

“With this new power plant, 95% of the workforce is local Yemeni engineers and the remaining 5% are from Altaaqa Global Caterpillar.” According to Steven Meyrick, Managing Director of Altaaqa Global, “We are committed to helping our immediate environs through a sustainable business model by creating employment opportunities in the areas where we operate. By hiring local talents in Yemen, we are proud to serve the community and contribute to their social lives. We have also invested a significant amount of resources to train the Yemeni workforce to ensure that our operation is still on its optimum level. In the end, we have passed on our technical know-how to the local workforce while maintaining our operational standards and processes. We will surely replicate the same process of hiring local people in other countries that we are planning to pursue in the future.”

“Because of the successful collaboration between the Altaaqa Global workforce and the local Yemeni team, the power plant installation was completed as per schedule.” According to Peter den Boogert, GM of Business Development of Altaaqa Global, “Even during summer when it can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, and during Ramadan when we can only work for a short period of time, we were able to complete the power project on schedule due to our strong operational and streamlined business processes.”

On top of the swift installation and commissioning, Billy Wharton, Director of Operations of Altaaqa Global, mentioned, “Our project in Aden is the most advanced in the power industry. We are the only company in the Middle East who utilized an integrated control protection system that can switch from grid to island to grid in just minutes. This is also the most advanced Caterpillar electric power protection system in the world. Our control system provided the most flexible power solution to support base load, intermediate, peaking or standby power generation. Whether it’s an island mode/stand alone or grid, or a combination of all operational modes, we can exactly meet the mode requirements at a push of a button.”

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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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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.
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