Altaaqa Global Cat Rental Power recently won the “Power Project of the Year” award for its power-plant project in Aden, Yemen. Altaaqa Global was honored for its contribution to product innovation, social responsibility and impressive delivery during the Middle East Electricity Awards 2014, held at the Dubai International Convention Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 54 MW temporary power plant was built in 23 days after the signing of the contract and has the capacity to supply electricity for up to 150,000 homes, benefitting more than half a million people in the city of Aden.

“They have gone the extra mile and made an indelible mark in Yemen as one of the most reliable temporary power companies,” said Khalil Abdul Malik, general manager of Yemen’s Public Electricity Corp.

Altaaqa Global, subdiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. The company owns, mobilizes, installs and operates efficient temporary independent power plans at customer sites, focusing on Sub-Sahara Africa, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.