Sunday, March 16, 2014

Derwick wins award for Best Latin American Entrepreneurship from Capital magazine

We have another reason to be proud! The Spanish magazine “Capital” granted its Best Latin American Initiative award for the construction of the Technological Turbine Center (CTT), currently a work in progress. Various media outlets expressed their views: The company’s president, Alejandro Betancourt, received the award and stated that the CTT will "offer experts and specialists to the Venezuelan and Latin American electric and oil industry, in order to meet the current demand for technical assistance." During the ceremony, Betancourt wanted to thank the team of technical professionals from the company for their efforts and dedication.

The CTT, located in the state of Carabobo, in the industrial area of Guácara, has an area of 31,000 square meters. This is an unprecedented initiative in Latin America, which will strengthen and maintain the independence of the thermoelectric sector in Venezuela through an efficient repair and support service. Local companies have usually had certain dependence on foreign services until now, but the CTT will break this pattern and, in turn, offer economic savings for companies nationwide.

The innovation center will be the largest workshop of its kind on the continent and will rank among the ten largest in the world. This is an important project, which will renovate and modernize the electricity sector in Venezuela and also ensure continuity of service, as affected plants will have to wait less time for service restoration in case of contingencies.

The award ceremony took place in Madrid where other Spanish and Latin American companies were awarded as well, such as Rafael del Pino the President of the construction company Ferrovial; NH Hotels, Air Europa, Mutua Madrileña Foundation and DHL Express, among others. This event was attended by prominent figures from Spanish politics, culture and business, such as the Secretary of State for Promotions (Fomento), Rafael Catala; the High Commissioner for Brand Spain (Marca España), Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, or ambassadors of Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Mexico, Serbia or the Vice President of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE), among others.

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