Dubai-based power provider Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as a hub for the Southern Africa region.
The company has, together with its sister company in Saudi-Arabia, a total power fleet of 1,400MW to cater for Southern Africa. The power supplier will provide the region with power plant for packaged systems, remote monitoring, fuel-efficient gas, diesel and dual-fuel-powered generators, general manager of Altaaqa Global, Peter den Boogert said.
The company will also supply a flexible operational mode that can switch from island to grid mode in short period. The system allows its power plants to hook directly to the grid without a sub-station.
Besides South Africa, Altaaqa Global is aiming to serve to the oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, mineral and coal mining industries in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The African Economic Outlook forecasts South Africa's economy to moderately accelerate in 2014. Its economy is said to be the largest in Africa. Also Angola and Mozambique’s economies are anticipated to grow by 8% this year. Majid Zahid, strategic accounts director of Altaaqa Global, stated: “Southern Africa has a promising economic outlook within the energy, engineering, production, oil and gas, and mining sectors.”