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Emergency power from Dubai as company sets base in city

Dubai based Altaaqa Global, a provider of temporary power, has opened a Nairobi office which will also serve as the firm’s East African sales and operations centre.

This comes after the company, which is a subsidiary of Zahid Group, was selected by Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) to deliver multi-megawatt temporary power worldwide.

Altaaqa Global General Manager Peter den Boogert said flourishing trade in the region and the thriving economy in the recent years had resulted in an increased demand for power.

“We realise that our industry is driven by emergency needs and hard deadlines, but uses equipment that requires substantial lead times to acquire,” he added.

Commenting on the venture, Board Representative Steven Meyrick said the strategic expansion by the firm was in line with their vision to be the leading temporary power provider before 2020. 

“We now have the capability to provide power plants running on various fuel, such as piped natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, flare gas, diesel and dual-fuel. Soon we’ll have heavy fuel oil,” said Mr Mayrick.

The Nairobi office will facilitate interim power plants ranging in size and which will use the latest power generation technologies.

The company will serve oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, electric power utilities, industrial manufacturing and maritime industries.