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UAE power firm expands local presence

24 April 2014, 12:19

Nairobi - A United Arab Emirates-based global provider of temporary power solutions has expanded its operations locally following the opening of a branch in Nairobi to serve the East Africa territory.

The office Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has opened will cater for several countries, including Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea.

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.”

He added that Altaaqa Global’s objective was to be on the ground as quickly as possible when customers require energy solutions, and that the new branch will enable them to reach the 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,” he said.

Altaaqa Global has approximately 1 400 MW of rental power readily available so that it can focus its efforts on rapid deployment and customer satisfaction.  

The company has 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 percent gas and 30 percent diesel), and soon, heavy fuel oil (HFO).

Majid Zahid, the Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global said East Africa had a promising economic outlook within the energy and engineering sectors.

“We are delighted to open our new office to provide interim power plants ranging in size and with the latest power generation technologies,” he said.

 – CAJ News

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