• 28 Jun 2013
  • North America

TAQA supports Alberta flood disaster relief efforts

June 28, 2013, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, is contributing CDN100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief to support rehabilitation efforts following the most devastating flooding in history in the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta. TAQA has also launched a campaign to raise further funds among its employees and has pledged to match contributions up to CND 50,000.Calgary and surrounding areas in Alberta, Canada remain in a state of emergency after heavy rain and melting snow caused heavy flooding. At the peak of the flooding more than 175,000 Albertans were forced out of their homes.David Cook, Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas at TAQA, said: “I would like to recognise and thank the City of Calgary and its Emergency Management Agency for their tremendous work, quick response and tireless efforts to the worst flooding in Calgary’s history.  We are extremely grateful for the dedicated group of first responders, Red Cross, Canadian Forces and the countless volunteers including our own TAQA staff who have given their time to assist those affected. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the devastation throughout the province.”The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s downtown core including the main TAQA office at Jamieson Place. TAQA staff continue to work remotely from home to allow the City of Calgary and its officials to continue their clean-up efforts. TAQA’s Calgary office will reopen next week.Edward LaFehr, President of TAQA North said: “We appreciate the incredible contributions our employees have made to keep our critical business processes running and their tireless support of our colleagues, their families, friends and strangers during this very difficult time. They have shown the true spirit of Calgary.”TAQA employs 900 people in North American and has operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations online, by phone at 1-800-418-1111 or in person at any Red Cross office or branch. Further information: www.redcross.ca/Donate- 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.comAbout TAQA
Established 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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