• 26 Jan 2009
  • Global

TAQA Donates 100,000 CAD for Gaza Humanitarian Aid

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates –  In response to the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has pledged 100,000 Canadian dollars (CAD) through the Canadian Red Cross to help alleviate human suffering in Gaza.Despite the recent cease-fire, the situation across the territory remains critical, with an estimated total repair bill of US$ 1.9 billion. Officials reported that around 5,000 homes were destroyed and 20,000 others were damaged during the conflict, rendering many families homeless.Peter E. Barker-Homek, CEO of TAQA said, “We must do everything we can to ensure the desperate, vulnerable people in Gaza get the help they need. We are totally committed to this cause and by working with the Canadian Red Cross, we hope that these civilians, particularly children, can avert further suffering. We are hopeful that our contribution will help those 1.5 million people in urgent need of food, water and fuel.”- ENDS -Contact Information for Media:
Allan Virtanen
TAQA Media Relations, Abu DhabiTel +971 2 691 4894; Mob +971 56 685 2717
Allan.Virtanen@taqa.comAbout 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.taqa.com or Twitter: @TAQAGLOBAL

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