Altaaqa Global opens East Africa office

By Murray Pollok16 April 2014

Dubai-based power rental company Altaaqa Global has opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya to serve the East Africa territory.

The office will cover countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea.

Peter den Boogert, general manager of Altaaqa Global, said, “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.

“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.

Altaaqa Global, which is part of the Caterpillar dealer Zahid Group, has a total power fleet of around 1400 MW, including the assets of its sister power company in Saudi Arabia.

It can provide power plants running on fuels such as piped natural gas (PNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), flare gas, diesel and dual-fuel (70% gas and 30% diesel). It said it will be able to use heavy fuel oil (HFO) “very soon”.

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