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Altaaqa Global Receives ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification

T??V NORD has recently certified Altaaqa Global as a company that implements a management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007. Dubai, UAE ' After several months of rigorous auditing and aligning processes, Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has achieved ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) certification by T??V NORD Germany, the ISO accredited certification body headquartered in Hanover, Germany. According to Shibu Davies, GM of Certification, HSD & Lab T??V NORD, 'Only a few companies in the world have ever completed a triple audit and received all certifications in its first year of evaluation. It is evident that Altaaqa Global will surely be an asset to the global energy industry." Commenting on the certifications, Peter den Boogert, GM of Altaaqa Global, said, 'We have achieved this milestone through the shared values of the Altaaqa Global team. The cohesive objective to attain greatness is far beyond our vision and mission; it is inculcated in the very fabric of our culture, our beliefs and our principles. High quality standards and processes are always at the forefront of our company." Meghana Millin, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Officer of Altaaqa Global, said, 'We are truly proud of the three certifications from T??V NORD. This will help us continue to manage our quality, while enabling us to streamline our processes and ensure they are in line with international standards, a high priority for everyone at Altaaqa Global. This recent achievement is an important recognition of our hard work." 'We are committed to delivering not only the best products and technology but the best processes across the board," said Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global. 'We have validated our speed of power plant installation as the 'fastest rental power company' to deliver interim power plants. We have also validated our innovative technology as one of the best in the energy industry cited by the Middle East Electricity Awards, MEP Awards and Platts Global Energy Awards. Now, as another testament to our commitment to excellence, T??V NORD has certified our quality management system." Majid Zahid, Strategic Accounts Director of Altaaqa Global, said, 'On top of our latest and most advanced power generation technologies, our clients in the mining, oil & gas, petrochemicals, power generation, electric utilities and industrial manufacturing sectors can rest assured that our system processes and management procedures are in line with the global quality standards in delivering temporary power plant solutions." -- End -- About Altaaqa Global Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar Inc. to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. The company owns, mobilizes, installs, and operates efficient temporary independent power plants (IPP's) at customer sites, focusing on the emerging markets of Sub-Sahara Africa, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Offering power rental equipment that will operate with different types of fuel such as diesel, natural gas, or dual-fuel, Altaaqa Global is positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed. http://www.altaaqaglobal.com/press-media/press-releases About Zahid Group Zahid Group represents a diverse range of companies, offering comprehensive, customer-centric solutions in a number of thriving industries. Some of those include construction; mining; oil & gas; agriculture; power, electricity & water generation; material handling; building materials; transportation & logistics; real estate development; travel & tourism; waste management & recycling; and hospitality. About T??V NORD T??V NORD International GmbH & Co. KG has established business relationships in more than 70 countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa and is now represented in all major world markets. The T??V NORD Group has combined its acknowledged competence, versatile innovative talent and also many companies who are leaders in their market segments under the umbrella of T??V NORD International. Now, know-how developed over many years and a dedicated, 8,400-strong workforce worldwide ensure that 'T??V NORD" is accepted as a global name for safety, quality, competence and trust. PRESS INQUIRIES Robert Bagatsing Altaaqa Global Tel: +971 56 1749505 rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com READER REQUESTS Altaaqa Global Marketing Department P.O. Box 262989 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Donates $4,875 to the Salvation Army

Virginville, PA ' February 20, 2014 ' The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) donated $4,875 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army Corps with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of area residents to a total contribution of $40,690. Captain Tammy Hench and Lt. Staci Ferreira of the Schuylkill County Salvation Army as well as Ms. Mindy McCormick and Major Colin DeVault of the Berks County Corp were on hand to accept the presentation from BSOHA President Kevin Steele of H.B. Steele & Son, Inc., Orwigsburg and BSOHA Secretary/Treasurer, Ted Harris of Boston Environmental. 'We were very pleased to be able to make this annual donation to the Salvation Army. This winter has been very trying for families and their budgets due to the cold weather we have seen over the region. I am very pleased with the charity of our membership and rising to the occasion to help those less fortunate," stated Kevin Steele President of BSOHA. Donations for the annual fundraiser were received from the following member companies of BSOHA: Angus Energy, Automotive Services, Boston Environmental, Buckeye Energy Services, Earl R. Martin Inc., Elite Fuel Services LLC, Global Companies LLC, Hafer Petroleum Equipment Ltd., H.B. Steele & Son Inc., Jack Rich Inc., Keller Oil, Kintzer Fuels and Petroleum Products Corporation (PPC). As an organization comprised of independent heating oil distributors and dealers, and associated industries, The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association exists to promote and educate current and prospective heating oil customers as to the benefits of Oil Heat and to support local oil companies, providing a wide range of products and services to enhance their customers' satisfaction. To find a member dealer or to learn more about the Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association log onto www.bsoha.org. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church with its own distinctive governance and practice. Its doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. To learn more about the Salvation Army log onto www.salvationarmy.org .

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Altaaqa Global Wins Power Project of the Year at Middle East Electricity Awards

Altaaqa Global, a global temporary power and energy solution specialist, recently won 'Power Project of the Year' for its Yemen power project and was highly commended for its role in innovation. Dubai, UAE: Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has recently received the award for 'Power Project of the Year' for its power plant project in Aden, Yemen. Altaaqa Global was highly commended 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. According to the judges, 'Altaaqa Global played a critical role in the electric power industry. This award category is given to a company that offers the best planning, delivery and execution of any power plant in the Middle East region. Altaaqa Global won in this category for its excellent design, innovative power solutions, fuel savings, record-breaking project installation and an exceptional commitment to provide support to its client." The 54 MW temporary power plant was built in just 23 days from signing the contract and has the capacity to supply up to 150,000 homes with electricity, benefitting more than half a million people in the city of Aden. Khalil Abdul Malik, General Manager of Yemen's Public Electricity Corporation, commented, 'Altaaqa Global is not only our supplier, but a real and genuine partner that helped us to solve the most difficult energy challenges in our country. Their strategic approach to solving complex electrical challenges combined with stellar innovation, unequalled customer support, the best of breed fuel-efficient power solutions and an impressive on-time delivery is a real testament to their achievement. They have gone the extra mile and made an indelible mark in Yemen as one of the most reliable temporary power companies." 'We are humbled when our peers in the engineering and construction industry recognise our hard work in providing temporary power solutions to areas where electricity is scarce or not available," said Peter den Boogert, General Manager of Altaaqa Global. 'We are also proud of our record as the fastest energy rental company that can deliver power rental solutions at a moment's notice, even during emergencies. Altaaqa Global has been recognised with this momentous award and I attribute our success to the team spirit and combined diligent efforts of our great people." Steven Meyrick, Board Representative of Altaaqa Global, added, 'We are always committed to deliver exceptional temporary power and energy solutions anywhere in the world. Every employee knows that hundreds of millions of people rely on us every day and that is what our job is all about ' providing a service to the people. Our organisation goes beyond the paradigm of rental power: we not only provide boxes of generators, but we provide progress too. We bring hope and stability to communities, companies and entire nations through our energy solutions. No matter how complex our clients' problems may be, we always have the right solutions and are always ready to serve." Majid Zahid, Director for Strategic Accounts at Altaaqa Global, said, 'This achievement demonstrates our capability to deliver effective and efficient energy solutions. Our strategic partners in Caterpillar, together with our engineering team, always provide the most modern equipment and innovative solutions that no other rental power company can match. Our work in Oman, where we installed 24 MW in just 96 hours, and our Yemen power plant, which took only 23 days to build, are energy industry record breakers." -- END -- About Altaaqa Global Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar Inc. to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. The company owns, mobilizes, installs, and operates efficient temporary independent power plants (IPP's) at customer sites, focusing on the emerging markets of Sub-Sahara Africa, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Offering power rental equipment that will operate with different types of fuel such as diesel, natural gas, or dual-fuel, Altaaqa Global is positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed. www.altaaqaglobal.com/press-media/press-releases About Zahid Group Zahid Group represents a diverse range of companies, offering comprehensive, customer-centric solutions in a number of thriving industries. Some of those include construction; mining; oil & gas; agriculture; power, electricity & water generation; material handling; building materials; transportation & logistics; real estate development; travel & tourism; waste management & recycling; and hospitality. About Middle East Electricity Awards The Middle East Electricity Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or an organisation that have contributed to the growth and development of the energy industry with a focus on the power, lighting, new & renewable, nuclear and water sectors. PRESS INQUIRIES Robert Bagatsing Altaaqa Global Tel: +971 56 1749505 rbagatsing@altaaqaglobal.com http://www.altaaqaglobal.com READER REQUESTS Altaaqa Global Marketing Department P.O. Box 262989 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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