(PRWEB) November 06, 2013
Before Derwick Associates came along, many Venezuelans were suffering through a dark age of sorts. Because of an unsustainable power grid, the country frequently endured massive, widespread power outages in which up to 70% of the country would be without power for extended periods of time. Fortunately for Venezuelans, the directors of Derwick Associates found a way to change all of that.
The directors, a group that includes Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt López, Pedro Trebbau López, Edgard Romero Lazo and Francisco Convit Guruceaga, sought to bring Venezuela out of these so-called “dark ages” by building twelve power plants that would help to alleviate the power crisis the country experienced in 2009. That was the same year that the company was founded.
“We saw an opportunity. Our country was in need, and we felt that we would be able to supply that need,” recalled Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt López, one of the directors of Derwick Associates. “There were difficulties, sure, but we persevered because we knew that not only would we benefit from this, but the country would benefit as well.”
Derwick is largely credited with helping Venezuela avoid an even more catastrophic power shortage than what they were already experiencing. The company oversaw a number of aspects of the building of these power plants, including installation, procurement, engineering, construction, commissioning and operation maintenance.
Now, the company wishes to not only provide a source of energy, but to also provide a source of inspiration. “Our countrymen need to stand up and contribute in any way they can. This is the way that we knew how to contribute. Now it is time for others to lend their expertise and make this country greater than it already is,” said Pedro Trebbau López. “We worked long and hard, and we were successful. That is all anybody needs for success: The willingness to work at it.”