Saudi-based Al-Babtain Power and Telecommunications Company has been selected by the EAC (Electricity Authority of Cyprus) to supply lighting equipment for the Larnaka and Limossol areas of Cyprus.
The USD 5.19 million deals involve designing, manufacturing and supply of luminaries BAHA for the maintenance of streetlights in the area.
The half-a-million dollar deal is due for completion by January 2008 and was bagged due to successful completion of past projects for the EAC.
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The growing demand for solar-powered lighting solutions required in the Middle East has encouraged the signing of a distribution agreement between Saudi Arabian-based power and telecommunications company Al-Babtain and Canadian-based solar outdoor lighting manufacturer Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). The agreement will allow for the locally supported sale and distribution of Carmanah’s EG-series solar outdoor lighting portfolio in select countries of the Middle East by an existing leader in power, telecommunications, outdoor lighting and infrastructure solutions. The EG-series is a stand-alone, solar-powered outdoor lighting solution that is optimized to perform reliably in arid, desert conditions that include high ambient temperature and intermittent sandstorms.
Al-Babtain, active in the area of outdoor lighting, transmission and distribution, telecommunications, structural steel and galvanizing services, supplies solutions for local and international markets. The company emphasizes strength in its design and manufacturing capabilities and in meeting international standards, maintaining production bases in Riyadh, KSA, and Cairo, Egypt and Troyes, France. As an established infrastructure provider, the agreement inducts Carmanah EG-series products into a large sales channel network and provides access to locally sourced outdoor lighting poles, which Al-Babtain manufactures in its facilities certified to ISO 9001 standards.
In an initiative to invest in the growing market for renewable solar lighting in the region, Al-Babtain identified a number of solar outdoor lighting manufacturers to support their direction. According to Wissa Hennawy, CEO of Al-Babtain, “We selected Carmanah Technologies as the provider of solar outdoor lighting systems as a result of the company’s internationally-recognized brand and consistent reputation. Our commitment to quality and reliability and as a reputable manufacturer of power and telecommunication is mirrored in Carmanah’s history of reliability and performance.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Al-Babtain will pursue sales and distribution of Carmanah EG-series products in market sectors including, but not limited to, highway/roadway, area and path/pedestrian lighting applications.
“With the signing of this agreement, Carmanah has an opportunity to make significant breakthroughs in several key market segments in these regions,” comments Bruce Cousins, Carmanah CEO. “In particular, our efforts to grow in high light-output arenas including highway and freeway applications are dramatically strengthened in this partnership.”