Altaaqa Global recognised at UK awards
Temporary power firm praised for 23-day build of 54MW plant in Yemen.
Altaaqa Global has been recognised for its 23-day installation of a 54MW power plant in Aden, Yemen.
The provider of temporary power solutions was shortlisted for the Energy Excellence Award at the 2014 Energy Institute Awards held on November 13 at the Sheraton Park Lane, London, UK.
Its entry, titled “Rebuilding a War-Torn Nation”, was among a stellar pool of nominees, including the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, the UK Ministry of Defence, and Open Energi and Aggregate Industries, the company said in a statement.
Altaaqa Global’s 54 MW project in Aden was installed and completed as the country was recovering from the effects of the Arab Spring.
Built in a mere 23 days, the temporary power plant was able to supply electricity to more than half a million people.
The success of the project prompted the government of Yemen to add 50 MW to the existing installation, bringing the total capacity of the power station to 104 MW.
Peter den Boogert, general manager of Altaaqa Global, said: “We are proud yet humbled to be recognized by the highest energy body in the UK.
“This recognition is a testament to the hard work that the men and women of Altaaqa Global have given to the project, braving security instability and the harshest weather conditions.
“We furthermore extend our sincerest gratitude to the local Yemeni engineers that joined us in completing this historic project.”