Altaaqa Global’s temporary natural gas power plants, with a joint capacity of 50 MW, have been inaugurated at the Logbaba power plant site in Douala, Cameroon.
The ceremony was attended by minister of water resources and energy Dr Atangana Kouna Basile and members of the Cameroon government. Also present were senior executives from Eneo Cameroon, the country’s integrated utility company, and Gaz du Cameroun (GDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG).
Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of the Zahid Group, was recently selected by Caterpillar to deliver multi-MW turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide.
The rental gas power plants in Cameroon were installed and commissioned within 21 days from the time the equipment arrived at the intended power plant sites.
In this project, with the Cameroonian government and Eneo as clients, Altaaqa Global provided the power generation equipment, and took the responsibility of importing and installing the generators at the Logbaba and Ndokoti (Bassa) sites, while GDC supplied the gas to the rental gas power stations at both sites.
Peter den Boogert, CEO of Altaaqa Global, said: “We are very proud to have been involved in this project. Altaaqa Global is greatly honoured to contribute to Cameroon’s national energy strategy and have the chance to promote the greater good of the nation.”
Altaaqa Global installed gas engine generators at both sites to ensure that the power plants are dependable and also environmentally friendly. In recognition of the worldwide emission requirements, which mandate the level of NOx emissions of equipment and industrial operations, Altaaqa Global engineered its gas generators to emit only 250 mg/Nm3 even without after-treatment.
Majid Zahid, strategic accounts director of Altaaqa Global, said: “Our temporary gas power plants systems meet the worldwide emissions standards and do not harm the environment. These rental gas plants are designed for performance and reliability, while being more environmentally friendly compared to systems running on other fuels.
“As the generators run on natural gas, they do not require expensive after-treatments and are, therefore, more economical to operate owing to more cost-effective fuel prices.”