Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Altaaqa Global Cat Rental Power, a global provider of temporary power, recently opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will also cater to Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea.

“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,” said Peter den Boogert, general manager of Altaaqa Global. “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. We realize that our industry is driven by emergency needs and hard deadlines, but uses equipment that requires substantial lead times to acquire. With the combined fleet of our sister company in Saudi Arabia, Altaaqa Global has approximately 1,400 MW of rental power readily available so that we can focus our efforts on rapid deployment and customer satisfaction.”

“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, dual-fuel (70 percent gas and 30 percent diesel) and, very soon, heavy fuel oil,” said Steven Meyrick, board representative of Altaaqa Global.

East Africa has experienced encouraging economic growth in recent years.

Altaaqa Global is a subsidiary of Zahid Group, which owns, mobilizes, installs and operates temporary power plants at customer sites in emerging markets.