Altaaqa Global opens East Africa office in Nairobi
Rental power firm says Kenya facility will act as hub for East Africa
Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Dubai-headquartered supplier of temporary power products and services says that the facility will serve as a hub for East Africa. In addition to Kenya, Altaaqa Global will use its Nairobi office to cater to countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Eritrea.
“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,” commented Peter den Boogert, general manager of Altaaqa Global.
“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 realise 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 1,400MW of rental power readily available so that we can focus our efforts on rapid deployment and customer satisfaction,” he added.
The East Africa region has enjoyed economic growth during recent years, and is growing its reputation as an important supplier to markets across the globe. Growth has been attributed to a number of factors, including large-scale infrastructure development, economic reforms, and the discovery of energy and natural gas resources.
Steven Meyrick, board representative at Altaaqa Global, believes that fresh inroads in the East Africa Region are in keeping with the overall trajectory of the company.
“This strategic expansion is in line with our vision to be the leading and most preferred temporary power solutions provider before the year 2020,” he said.
“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,” added Meyrick.
Altaaqa Global is confident that its diverse range of products and services will be sufficient to cope with demands in the East Africa region. The firm now has the capability to provide power plants running on a variety of fuels, including piped natural gas (PNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LGN), flare gas, diesel, and dual fuel. The company also plans to add heavy fuel oil (HFO) to its portfolio in the near future.
“East Africa has a promising economic outlook within the energy and engineering sectors,” said Majid Zahid, strategic accounts director at Altaaqa Global.
“We are delighted to open our new office to provide interim power plants ranging in size and with the latest-generation technologies. We are determined to serve various industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining electrical power utilities, industrial manufacturing, and maritime,” he added.