Altaaqa Global installs power plant in Oman
Dubai, May 28, 2013
Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a leading global power solutions provider, said it has designed and installed a 24MW temporary power plant in Oman in a record time.
Taking only 4 days to complete, the power project was one of the fastest installations in the history of the equipment rental industry, said a statement from Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group,
The company had been selected by Caterpillar to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. It 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 Mena.
The 24MW plant will supply power to the electricity grid at a time when there is a significant increase in the use of temperature control equipment, such as AC and district cooling.
Supporting the existing generating capacity of Oman, the interim power plant will ensure peak performance during the hottest months of the year.
Taking just 96 hours to install, Peter den Boogert, AltaaqaGlobal’s GM for Business Development, commented on the impressive speed of deployment.
“This reaffirms Altaaqa Global’s ability to install, commission and safely generate power within a matter of days. The full turnkey solution offers a complete package of power generators, transformers, fuel tanks, distribution panels, electrical accessories, and 24/7 CAT certified power engineers who will manage the temporary power plant,” he stated.
Steven Meyrick, the managing director of Altaaqa Global said, “We are proud to deliver our temporary power solution to the people of Oman. Our highly experienced rental power team coupled with Caterpillar’s power dense and fuel efficient rental diesel generators is the perfect combination to provide grid optimization and dependable supplementary power.”
Marketing manager Robert Bagatsing said the company was capable of delivering multi-megawatt rental power projects to any part of the world, from 20MW to 200MW.
"Catering to a wide spectrum of sectors such as power utility, government services, mining, industrial manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemicals and construction, Altaaqa Global provides large-scale turnkey power solutions anywhere, anytime," he added.-TradeArabia News Service