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AlbaPower attending ADIPEC 2019


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We are delighted to be attending ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi for 6th consecutive year. The event runs from 11th – 14th November and we will be exhibiting in the Scottish Pavilion, Hall 1, stand 1210 with Scottish Development International (SDI).

We have had yet another 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 now supported by the opening of our new workshop in Abu Dhabi. The new workshop gives us capabilities to overhaul Aeroderivative Power Turbines (GEC, RT48, RT48s, RT56, RT62 and RT61) as well as both the Avon and RB211 engine types.

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 .

Neil McKenzie - Alba Power Parliamentary Review


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“The world depends on the proper functioning of turbines which is why the services of Aberdeenshire-based Alba Power are so valued on a global scale. The services they provide mean that whenever such machines fall out of action, vital services will not go interrupted. The key to success, Alba Power believe, is listening closely to customers’ needs and providing the strong technical expertise required to meet those needs. Neil McKenzie, their managing director, offers a fuller insight into this difficult technical task”.

We are proud to have an article published in the Parliamentary Review and you can read that article in full here –…/alba-power


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Alba Power are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at PowerGen Asia from 3rd– 5th September at MITEC, Kaula Lumpur.

Alba Power’s Head of Sales, Michael Johnston, will be in attendance all week and he is looking forward to meeting with regional customers and showcasing our renowned service offering to prospective new clients.

Michael will be available during the following times:

September 03,  09.00 – 18.00
September 04,  09.00 – 18.00
September 05,  09.00 – 15.00

Location: Sulzer booth D10, MITEC

Please contact Michael on to arrange a meeting.

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


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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

Alba Power RB211 Engine


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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 or at

Alba Power Olympus Engine - Marathon Oil Contract Extension


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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


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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


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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 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.

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


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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”