New Regional Director

Serik Abildinov has joined Altaaqa Global Energy Services, to be based in Kazakhstan, as Regional Director for Central Asia. Serik is s a graduate of Moscow State University and holds MSc degree in Project Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen UK.

What is Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT)?

Traditional BOOT models have existed for many years in the Independent Power Producer (IPP) space, whereby over a period of time the off-taker/customer own the asset. In the shorter term projects, the model has been one of rental where at the end of the contract the equipment is taken away. From our experience, more often than not, that same rental …

Offering More Than Financial Benefits

In recent years global energy sector recruitment has slowed as dwindling oil prices bite into company budgets. At the same time the rapid march of technology has seen the demand for degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skyrocket, creating a bunfight for the best talent. As labour shortages shift more power into the hands of employees, companies have had …

Africa’s Energy Sector: Firing the Continent’s Future

(Transcript of African Business’ Published Interview with our CEO, Jamie Shepard). Ageing infrastructure and power shortages have long been an obstacle to energy projects in Africa. But these challenges, along with Africa’s growing energy demands, are driving development in global renewable energy such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and solar micro-grids, according to Jamie Shepherd, CEO of Altaaqa Global Energy Services, …