Himoinsa targets government contracts in Egypt
Himoinsa and Otrac have met with representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, the Suez Canal Authority, and other national telecoms and utilities firms in Egypt
Senior management figures from Himoinsa have met with a selection of public and military authorities in Egypt.
The Spanish equipment manufacturer showcased its generator sets in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh at an event organised by Otrac Heavy Equipment, Himoinsa’s official distributor for Egypt.
Attendees included representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, the Suez Canal Authority, the National Organisation for Potable Water, and the National Electricity Company. Telecommunications outfits, such as Etisalat, were also present.
Commenting on the importance of Egypt to Himoinsa’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) operations, sales manager Imen Sahbi said: “Himoinsa has been working in the Egyptian market for more than 15 years. That has allowed us to gain the trust of clients here who are looking for quality products.
“Our relationship with Otrac began in 2012, and it has become an important partner for Himoinsa in Egypt. We have more important projects in this country, mainly in the water treatment sector, with [bodies] such as the Egyptian National Organisation for Potable Water,” she added.
Himoinsa has previous experience working with public authorities in Egypt. The firm recently supplied 12 HDW-525 T5 gensets to provide energy during the second phase of construction at the Suez Canal. It also delivered two HFW-160 T5 models and two HDW-400 T5 units to the Suez Canal Authority for use at the waterway’s new port.
The manufacturer used the Otrac event to showcase its HDW-120 T5 and HYW-20 T5 gensets. The latter features a Yanmar engine and a 1,000-litre fuel tank that allows continuous use for up to 14 days. It also used the event to demonstrate its Apolo Start AS4006 lighting tower, which is able to withstand temperatures of up to 45°C.
Himoinsa is confident that options such as the ability to add larger fuel tanks and increase maintenance intervals to 1,000 hours will help to secure additional orders from public and military authorities in Egypt.