• 05 Oct 2009
  • Global

TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company) selects Wipro to deliver Infrastructure Operations and Application Management services

Abu Dhabi, UAE – TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company {PJSC}), a global energy company with a growing asset base of over AED 90 billion (US$ 24.5 billion) and one of the largest companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announces awarding a large 5 year contract to Wipro Limited, a leading provider of IT and business transformation services to set up a dedicated Offshore Development Centre.TAQA’s strategic intent is to build and operate a geographically diverse global portfolio of energy businesses. To improve its focus on core competencies and to bring in efficiencies in its IT operations, TAQA will be outsourcing its Infrastructure Operations and Application Management to Wipro. As part of this engagement, Wipro would be setting up a dedicated Offshore Development Center for TAQA at Wipro’s newly developed state-of-the-art facility in Chennai, India. The offshore development center can house up to 185 concurrent resources and will scale over the next five years.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yasser El Zein, GVP Technology (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company) said, “Wipro is TAQA’s partner of choice. TAQA would like to leverage the strengths of a strategic and reliable IT partner like Wipro, with matured processes and proven expertise in supporting similar large global customers in the areas of infrastructure and application management.Commenting on the same, Mr. Peter Barker Homek, CEO of TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company) said, TAQA like all energy companies is facing new challenges in the already complex sector. TAQA is constantly trying to improve its value chain by having access to accurate and efficient data storage and management capabilities. With high capital investment involved across the value chain process, effective risk management and increased operational excellence are our major priorities. Wipro will help TAQA deliver on greater efficiency and reliability.”Commenting on the same, Mr. Anand Sankaran, Chief Executive, India and Middle East Business, Wipro said, “We are delighted to be associated with TAQA. We are confident that Wipro, with its strong domain expertise, market knowledge and a customer-centric approach, will bring tremendous business value to TAQA.”- 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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