Altaaqa achieves ISO award for energy performance

Dubai-based temporary power provider Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power is the first to be certified in the segment for energy management

Majid Zahid, chief commercial officer for Altaaqa Global (L) is handed the ISO 50001 certification by Shibu Davies, GM for certification at TÜV Nord.
Majid Zahid, chief commercial officer for Altaaqa Global (L) is handed the ISO 50001 certification by Shibu Davies, GM for certification at TÜV Nord.

Dubai-based Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a provider of multi-megawatt temporary power solutions, has achieved ISO 50001:2011 energy management system certification from ISO-accredited certification body TÜV Nord, after months of process alignment and auditing.

The achievemnet establishes the company, a subsidiary of the Saudi-based Zahid Group, as the first temporary power provider to have its projects certified in accordance with the ISO standard.

“The real beneficiaries are our clients, who now have their temporary power solutions certified by the reputable global body TÜV Nord,” said Majid Zahid, chief commercial officer for Altaaqa Global.

“Our recent ISO 50001 certification guarantees to our customers that our power solutions perform at the optimal level from the moment of installation till the end of the contract. By maintaining the energy efficiency of our power plants, we ensure that they are not only capable of supplying uninterrupted reliable electricity, but also offer cost savings and minimal operational expenditure.”

Shibu Davies, GM for certification at TÜV Nord, noted: “ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any organisation wishing to ensure that its products and services conform to its avowed energy policy.”

“This certification awarded to Altaaqa Global – the only rental power company in the world to have achieved the feat to date – is a testimony to the company’s steadfast dedication to delivering multi-megawatt power generation projects that are energy efficient, conserve natural resources and help to combat climate change.”

Peter den Boogert, CEO of Altaaqa Global, added: “We are proud to have blazed a trail in energy performance and fuel efficiency in the IPP industry. Being in the business of providing electricity, the onus is upon us as power providers to mitigate the environmental effects of our operations.”

In 2014, Altaaqa Global also achieved ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management system) and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications, making it one of the few companies to have successfully completed a triple audit in its first year of evaluation.

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