• 02 Feb 2013
  • Global

AmCham Abu Dhabi recognises TAQA for commitment to US – UAE relations

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has won the prestigious 2013 Falcon Award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to sustainable US – UAE business relations at the 3rd  Annual AmCham  Abu Dhabi Excellence Awards Gala charity event in Abu Dhabi.Organised by the American Chamber of Commerce, the AmCham Abu Dhabi Annual Excellence Awards is a celebration of Abu Dhabi’s most distinguished companies, institutions, and entrepreneurs. These awards reflect the contributions of best-in-class American and Emirati individuals and organisations to business in the UAE and US – UAE commercial relations.Dr Saif Al Sayari, TAQA’s Executive Officer and Head of Energy Solutions division, said: “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award which is testament to our long-term commitment and sustainable relations with our partners in the US. North America is a strategic market for TAQA and we are proud to contribute to the unwavering bilateral relationship between the US and the UAE.” The 2013 Falcon Award was presented to TAQA’s AbdulKhaliq Al Ameri, Director Of Knowledge Centre & Sub-Surface by United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Michael Corbin.TAQA has invested more than USD 8 billion in its North American assets and employs more than 1,000 people at its oil & gas operations in the states of Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and in Canada where it produced more than 88,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2011. TAQA also has an interest in a tolling agreement for the Red Oak power plant in New Jersey.In January 2013, TAQA moved into the US renewable energy sector when it announced entering into an agreement to acquire a 50% interest in the 205.5 megawatt (MW) Lakefield wind farm located in Minnesota. The wind farm supplies more than 68,000 homes with emissions-free electricity and is a first step in the evolution of TAQA’s global strategy for alternative energy sources and gives TAQA a foothold in the fast-growing global wind market.- ENDS – 
Contact Information for Media: Abu Dhabi
Taryam Al Subaihi
Head of External Relations 
Tel +971 2 691 4803
Mob + 97156 219 5195Allan Virtanen 
Head of Media
Tel +971 2 691 4894
Mob +971 56 685 2717
Allan.Virtanen@taqaglobal.com  About TAQAEstablished in 2005, TAQA is a diversified international energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA).TAQA’s business is made up of three operating divisions spread across the entire energy value chain: power generation & water desalination; oil and gas exploration & production; and emerging & alternative energy technologies.Power & Water: TAQA is one the largest independent power producers in the world and the majority owner of the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in Abu Dhabi. TAQA’s power plants are located in the UAE, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, and USA.Oil & Gas: with operations in Canada, UK, the Netherlands, USA and Iraq, TAQA’s oil and gas business includes exploration and production, underground gas storage and pipeline transportation.Emerging & alternative energy technologies: TAQA Energy Solutions is dedicated to alternative and technology-driven energy initiatives for long-term efficient energy production and generation.  TAQA’s vision is to deliver ‘Energy for Growth’: growth within the business; social and economic progress in the communities where TAQA operates; and increased value for our shareholders. Over the past 40 years the UAE and Abu Dhabi have pursued a vision embodied by progressive development, investment and the highest global standards. TAQA is proud to align its strategy both domestically and globally to Abu Dhabi’s economic vision 2030, working towards sustainable economic development.  For more information about TAQA visit: www.taqaglobal.com or Twitter: @TAQAGLOBAL

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