• 02 Sep 2008
  • North America

TAQA North named 2007 Best Safety Performer

ALBERTA, CANADA, TAQA North, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, has been awarded the prestigious Work Safe Alberta 2007 Best Safety Performer Award for exceptional performance in workplace health and safety.TAQA North Managing Director Tim Granger said the award recognized the company’s ongoing commitment and investment into workplace health and safety best practices.”TAQA North invests a lot of time and effort ensuring our workplace health and safety guidelines are world-class and this award recognizes this commitment,” Mr. Granger said.”As a global energy company we strive to set the benchmark in everything we do and workplace health and safety is a critical component of our ongoing success.””We will continue to invest heavily in workplace health and safety.”In receiving the award, TAQA North met the following criteria.TAQA North is part of the TAQA family, commonly known as the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, a leading global energy holding company, with interests in power generation, water production and oil and gas exploration and production.TAQA is a dynamic organization that has developed an impressive global footprint in a relatively short period of time.TAQA’s strategy is underpinned by strategic acquisitions in Europe, North America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia, which enable the company to utilize its expertise as a best-in-class developer and operator of upstream, midstream and downstream assets.- 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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