Altaaqa Global installs gas power plants in 21 days in Cameroon

Altaaqaglobal-CameroonThe power plants with a combined capacity of 50MW will aid Cameroon with reliable power. (Image source: Altaaqa Global)Altaaqa Global has installed and commissioned temporary gas power plants, with a combined capacity of 50MW in Cameroon, in a span of just three weeks

The plants were inaugurated at the Logbaba power plant site in Douala, Cameroon. The ceremony was attended by Atangana Kouna Basile, minister of water resources and energy of Cameroon, members of the Cameroonian government, senior executives from Eneo Cameroon S.A. and Gaz du Cameroun (GDC).

Altaaqa Global CEO Peter den Boogert said, “We are very proud to have been involved in this project, and to have collaborated with Cameroon’s government, Eneo and GDC. Altaaqa Global is greatly honoured to have contributed to Cameroon’s national energy strategy and to have had the chance to promote the greater good of the nation. The success of this project proves that through the synergy between entities that put service and integrity above themselves, anything can be achieved.”

The rental gas power plants were installed and commissioned within 21 days from the time the equipment arrived at the intended power plant sites. The gas plants can provide the central African nation with a sustainable and reliable source of power.

The business model has also proven to be economically beneficial to the service providers with VOG CEO Kevin Foo calling it a ‘true game-changer’. “Through the agreement with Eneo, we have secured a major near-term user of gas for our Cameroon business and we are now becoming an active part of Cameroon’s energy equation,” he added.

In addition to the collaborative business model, the project also boasts of its environmental stewardship as the power plants being run on natural gas. Altaaqa Global has installed state-of-the-art gas engine generators at both sites to ensure that the power plants are not only dependable but also environmentally friendly. In recognition of the worldwide emission requirements, which mandate the level of NOx emissions of equipment and industrial operations, Altaaqa Global engineered its gas generators to only emit 250 mg/Nm3 even without after-treatment.

Altaaqa Global strategic accounts director Majid Zahid said, “Our temporary gas power plants systems meet the worldwide emissions standards and do not harm the environment. These rental gas plants are designed for performance and reliability, while being more environmentally friendly compared to systems running on other fuels. As the generators run on natural gas, they do not require expensive after-treatments and are, therefore, more economical to operate owing to more cost-effective fuel prices.”

With the successful completion of the temporary gas power plants, the entire Cameroon will be provided with a reliable and sustainable source of electricity that will power the country as it works to enhance its infrastructure and construct additional facilities to support its industries.

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