Altaaqa installs 54MW power plant in Yemen
Aden, Yemen, August 12, 2013
Altaaqa Global Cat Rental Power, a Saudi-based power solutions provider, has installed a 54 MW power plant in the province of Aden.
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 per cent of the province’s summer electricity demand.
Governor Wahid Ali Rashid 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.
Khalil Abdul-Malik, director general of PEC, said: “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.
“With this new power plant, 95 per cent of the workforce is local Yemeni engineers and the remaining 5 per cent are from Altaaqa Global Caterpillar.”
Steven Meyrick, managing director of AltaaqaGlobal, said: “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." - TradeArabia News Service