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Alba Power Sulzer

Alba Power – Sulzer – the next chapter

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Alba Power are pleased to confirm that Sulzer have completed the acquisition of Alba Power Limited today, starting the next chapter of our success together.

Sulzer specializes in pumping solutions and services for rotating equipment, as well as separation, mixing and application technology. The company’s customers benefit from a network of over 180 production and service sites around the world. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2018, the company achieved sales of about CHF 3.4 billion with around 15’500 employees.

The Board are pleased to confirm the purchase, and we are excited by the synergies as well as the geographic and technical support which Alba can access through this acquisition.

This will provide a framework upon which Alba Power can continue the fantastic growth profile it has enjoyed to date allowing access to many new and exciting opportunities as a member of the Sulzer group.

We look forward to working with our new colleagues in Sulzer, and to sharing this news with our dedicated clients and the wider gas turbine market.

Alba Power - Gas Turbine, Sweden Contract

ALBA POWER KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON IN SWEDEN

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Alba Power are delighted to announce the award of eight Avon engine overhauls for the national public utility and power generation company on the Island of Gotland in Sweden. This award is over and above the current multi million pound (GBP) twenty Avon overhauls that have been completed on the Swedish mainland.

These back up power generating units have been installed for more than 40 years and at Alba we relish the opportunity to extend life and increase reliability of this critical kit.

Kevin Grant, Alba’s Key Account Manager said “This new contract in the region adding to existing significant contracts in Sweden is yet again testament to Alba not only understanding our customers operational requirements and objectives but consistently delivering against them and most importantly on time and budget. Our transparency is something we pride ourselves on at Alba as is our ability to increase reliability while extending life and also reducing costs. It is these key elements that have been so important in ensuring the power reserve capacity for the Swedish Grid.

For all gas and power turbine requirements and enquiries contact us at sales@albapower.com.

Alba Power RB211 Engine

ALBA POWER TO ATTEND ETN’S ANNUAL SGT A35 (RB211) USER GROUP MEETING

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ETN Global host their annual SGT-A35 (RB211) User Group meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 7th– 9th May and the Alba team will be attending for the 2nd year.

The event is open to all RB211 operators and we look forward to meeting with customers and fellow suppliers over the three days.

Michael Johnston, Alba’s Head of Sales said “Alba Power is delighted to attend this event for a second consecutive year and we look forward to showcasing our world class service levels, responsiveness and transparency with the User Group.”

Andy Elson, the Alba RB211 Sales Manager will be available over the three days of the event. If you would like to pre arrange a meeting with Andy please contact him on sales@albapower.com or at andy.elson@albapower.com.

Alba Power Olympus Engine - Marathon Oil Contract Extension

TURBINE CONTRACT ANNOUNCED

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Alba Power is pleased to announce the signing of a new 5 year agreement with Marathon Oil UK.

This contract award covers maintenance, repair and overhaul of Marathon Oil’s Olympus SK30 gas turbine packages.

MarathonOil was one the first companies to utilise Alba Power’s Olympus overhaul facilities in 2002 and we are delighted to have continued to work together in strong partnership.

Mike Johnston, Alba’s Head of Sales, commented, “We are very grateful for this opportunity. Our engineering and services capabilities are providing Marathon Oil with modifications and improvements to increase reliability and extend the life of the SK30 packages.”

Alba Power Tyne Engine on Test

ALBA DELIVER RECORD BREAKING TYNE

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Usually at Alba Power our business success is measured by our state of the art test facilities, consistently proving our quality and integrity.

This week was slightly different however, in addition to a full performance test, Alba Power successfully trialed an overhauled Marine Tyne at sea. With the full support of our client, Alba Power engineers assisted with removal, installation and commissioning, followed by two days at sea.

Speaking from the vessel, our Tyne specialist Colin Smith commented, “It has been a pleasure working with the local engineers and staff to complete these works in record time, we now look forward to returning the removed engine for our overhaul process.”

As a growing part of our successful business, and utilising our unique, independent test facility, the Tyne has proven to be a sea worthy business avenue.

Alba Power Power Turbine, Netherley Scotland

CHANGING THE FOCUS OF POWER TURBINE OPERATIONS

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In recent years we have invested heavily at Alba Power and this investment has been rewarded with significant growth in Power Turbine and package support.

Often overlooked due to TBO, with the Gas Turbine taking the focus, these elements are key to longevity of the package, with correct maintenance, planning and operational integrity, substantial savings can be made.

“With over 20 Power Turbine Overhauls and Exchanges in 2018, our investment in spares, tooling and experienced personnel has assisted many clients and we look forward to continuing our strong growth throughout 2019 and beyond” said Campbell Archibald, Sales Director. “In particular planning and assistance with outages has assisted clients in reducing downtime and costs”

“Utilising our bases in Hamilton Ontario, Houston Texas and Abu Dhabi has allowed reduced costs and immediate support”, commented General Manager & Director, Neil McKenzie. “Many clients have appreciated our support with manufacturers reducing scope in this region of works. Our local tooling and spares have assisted many emergency requirements, with our planning and inspections reducing these for other clients”.

Contact us at sales@albapower.com for any RT48, RT48S, RT56, RT61, RT62, EA1, EAS1, EO1, ERB1, SK20, SK30 needs and we would be pleased to arrange a complimentary survey and review of requirements.

Andy Elson RB211 Sales Manager Alba Power

ALBA GROW RB211 TEAM WITH KEY APPOINTMENT

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ALBA POWER are delighted to announce that Andy Elson has recently joined our growing team as Sales Manager for our expanding RB211 business, reporting into Campbell Archibald.

Andy brings over 30 years of gas turbine experience and expertise to Alba and is tasked with increasing Alba’s market share in RB211, Gas Generator and associated Power Turbine markets through, repairs, overhaul and part supply.

Andy says “I am absolutely thrilled to join Alba Power and relish the opportunity to make the global RB211 market more aware of Alba Power’s extensive capabilities with this engine line, building further on their commitment to deliver the highest quality engineering services at market leading prices”.

Campbell Archibald, Sales Director and President of North America commented “We are delighted to have attracted someone with Andy’s experience and pedigree to Alba Power. This appointment further strengthens our business development team as we look to raise awareness of our world class offering within the RB211 market and build on another record breaking year in 2018. Given our significant growth in the RB211 market over the last 12 months, this appointment shows our commitment to grow our support network for key clients to ensure we always deliver the world class support and responsiveness that has become synonymous with Alba Power”

Alba Power win Scottish Enterprise Award. Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018

ALBA WIN SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE AWARD

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Alba Power win Scottish Enterprise Award. Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018We are very proud to have been named the Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018 at the recent Scottish Enterprise Awards.

Neil McKenzie, General Manager and Director had this to say, ‘After another year of significant growth we are delighted to have been recognised at the Scottish Enterprise Awards. This award isn’t about growth however and recognises our world class product and service offering”

 

A SUCCESSFUL START TO ADIPEC FOR ALBA POWER

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We’ve had an incredibly busy first two days at ADIPEC, alongside Scottish Development International, meeting with suppliers and both new and existing clients.

Day one was very well attended and it was a privilege to welcome Simon Penney, HM’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan to our stand.

ADIPEC runs through to the 15th November and our Business Development Manager, George Kelly will be in attendance throughout the event and would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

You can find us at the SDI stand 1210 in Hall 1 and you can contact George at george.kelly@albapower.com to arrange a meeting.

ALBA POWER ATTENDING ADIPEC 2018

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We are delighted to be attending ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi for what will be the 5th consecutive year.  The event runs from 12th – 15th November and we will be in Hall 1, stand 1210 with Scottish Development International (SDI).

We have had a fantastic year of further growth in the Middle East, securing a number of new long term service agreements and extensions to existing agreements. These agreements are supported by our growing and expert field service and engineering teams based in the region.

Our Business Development Manager for the Middle East, George Kelly, will be in attendance throughout the event and would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

For more information or to arrange a meeting you can contact George at george.kelly@albapower.com.