ComRent Middle East Opens Doors to Fill Power-Testing Needs for Saudi Arabia

Mar 24, 2011, 09:30 ET from ComRent Middle East

AL-KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ComRent Middle East, the newly formed joint venture between ComRent International, LLC and Power Engineering, has announced its official opening, providing businesses across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East with unprecedented access to best-in-class testing of critical backup and primary power systems.

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ComRent Middle East marked the business launch with a two-day technical workshop at its headquarters in Al-Khobar. The workshop was attended by many of the leading Power Rental companies in the region and introduced the power testing capabilities now available throughout the Middle East.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn how load bank testing applies to the power systems in both industrial and commercial markets. In addition to learning about equipment features and capabilities, attendees also learned critical calculations, such as de-rating, which are used by ComRent to customize load bank rentals to meet the exact testing needs of customers.

"The response to ComRent Middle East and attendance at our technical workshop was outstanding, providing us with an opportunity to share information with businesses in the region and also hear from them about their power-testing needs," said Clay Taylor, president of ComRent International, headquartered in the United States in Owings, Md. "We are pleased that ComRent Middle East will be able to provide a resource that until now has not been readily available to these businesses."

Equipment availability has long been an obstacle in the Middle East for manufacturers, service companies and business owners alike. Now that ComRent Middle East has established operations in Al-Khobar, regional power professionals are seeing the potential for more reliable and sustainable operations.

Masood Ali, Country Operations Manager for PEAX, said he was pleased to discover ComRent's equipment would meet the high standards of the leading organizations within the region. According to Mr. Masood, he foresees ComRent Middle East leading the way in helping to establish the load testing standards within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's energy consumption is expected to more than double in the next 15 years, giving rise to a more concentrated effort to leverage today's technology to develop more efficient power systems.

"The need for power-testing services and standards in our region has never been greater, and we're pleased to open ComRent Middle East to meet this growing demand," said Paul Anderson, business development manager, ComRent Middle East. "The technical expertise offered by ComRent to its customers worldwide is unparalleled, and we are committed to providing immediate and effective solutions for our customers here in the Middle East."

Power Engineering's customer base encompasses every corner of the KSA and beyond, covering numerous market areas that include the telecoms, oil and gas, utilities, commercial and industrial sectors. Power Engineering is a full turnkey supplier, able to manage all aspects of a project cycle from design and integration to supply, installation and maintenance.

For more than a decade, ComRent has developed protocols that set the standard for load bank testing primary and backup power sources and systems. ComRent had made more power system evaluations possible than any other load bank rental company in North America – 30,000+ testing projects. For more information, please visit

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