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Altaaqa Global breaks ground on headquarters

Fahad Y. Zahid among executives at DWC ceremony

Temporary power solutions provider Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has broken ground on its new headquarters at the Dubai World Central (DWC) that will serve as the hub for the company’s worldwide operation. The ground-breaking ceremony was led by Altaaqa Global Chairman, Fahad Y. Zahid.

Located on a 40,000 square meter plot of land, the facility will house the head office, a state-of-the-art asset monitoring and control center, a training center, an equipment servicing center, and recreational areas, and will serve as the hub for the company’s worldwide operations.

“Once completed, the headquarters will propel Altaaqa Global to the position of a global operator with its own resources to manage, maintain and service its assets in-house, shortly after its inception,” said Zahid. “The facility will also give the company the means to control its global footprint from a single, central station. With a professional and passionate team, eager to serve and provide vital power on demand, we are enthusiastic about Altaaqa Global’s future, and our ability to expand into many countries where electricity is scarce and in high demand.”

In his keynote speech, Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, said, “Immediately following this ceremony, we will begin construction on the first totally dedicated Caterpillar IPP [international power projects] facility in the world. Although we all look forward to the completion of the construction phase of our facility, the company will not achieve greatness through bricks and mortar: These are simply tools. It will always boil down to the quality and dedication of a company’s employees: They alone will transform a good company into a great one.”

As a further part of the groundbreaking festivities, there was a symbolic planting of a date palm tree by Fahad Y. Zahid.

Commenting while attending the ceremony, Peter den Boogert, Managing Director of the company, said, “This date palm tree symbolizes our company: Just like this tree– if we take care of our company and give it the necessary attention and dedication, it will grow stronger and sturdier.”

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