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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.

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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.

 

ALBA POWER NOMINATED AT THE TELEGRAPH TRADE AWARDS

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Alba Power are delighted to announce our nomination for a Telegraph Trade Award.  We have been shortlisted in the Best International Export SME category and we are looking forward to the attending the awards on 1st November in London.

Campbell Archibald, Sales Director and President North America had this to say, ‘We are very proud to have received a nomination for Best International Exporter at this year’s Telegraph Trade Awards. The nomination is yet further testament to our brilliant team based in Scotland and across the globe, our service ethos and the quality of service and responsiveness we offer to all of our clients worldwide’.

ALBA POWER EXHIBITING AT 2nd ANNUAL MIDDLE EAST ROTIC CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE

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Alba Power are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at The 2nd Annual Middle East, Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase (ME RoTIC 2018) to be held on 25th – 27th September at the JBR – Ritz Carlton in Dubai.

Alba Power’s Business Development Manager, George Kelly, will be in attendance all week in Booth B8 and he is looking forward to meeting our expanding regional long term customers, partners and prospective new clients.

To arrange a meeting please contact George on george.kelly@albapower.com, he would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

ALBA POWER EXHIBITING AT POWERGEN ASIA 2018

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Alba Power are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting this week, in conjunction with with our local representative PT. Atamora Tehnik Makmur, at PowerGen Asia 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Alba Power’s Business Development Manager, George Kelly, will be in attendance all week and looks forward to meeting our expanding regional customers and prospective new clients.

You can find us at booth G37, located within the Indonesian Pavilion.  Please contact George on george.kelly@albapower.com to arrange a meeting.

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ALBA ISO CERTIFICATES

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We are proud to announce that Alba Power Ltd has achieved ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification.

Having held ISO 9001 & 14001 certification for many years, Emma Steeley (QHSE Coordinator) commented “recertification to these new standards is recognition of the Company’s commitment to the continual improvement of our quality and environmental management systems – ensuring that our clients, existing and prospective, continue to benefit from our renowned first-class service”

Achievement of the new standards also demonstrates Alba’s dedication to self-improvement and effective management of the Company’s continued growth. Both standards require increased leadership from top management to ensure the quality and environmental management systems are effectively implemented and maintained.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard introduces greater focus on staff development and improvement. Our training and competence procedures ensure that our staff are fully trained and competent to carry out work to the highest standard.

Securing ISO 14001:2015 certification is acknowledgement of the Company’s continued efforts and success in reducing our environmental impact.

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification has been a company-wide effort. It involved input and cooperation from staff at all levels; as well as feedback from clients, audits and lessons learned. We are now working towards the expansion of our scope to include other services provided by Alba Power Ltd.

All of our current ISO certification can be viewed and downloaded here.

KEEPING THE ENGINE RUNNING

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It has been 12 years in a row for Alba Power, in which the independent provider of overhauls, repairs, spare parts, and field services for the oil and gas, and energy sectors have recorded year-on-year growth. Founded in 2000 by its current Managing Director, Terry Alderton, Alba Power hails from Netherley, Aberdeenshire, with its main workshop facilities strategically based to serve the North Sea offshore market. In 2017, the company opened an office in Hamilton, Ontario, its second facility in North America, where it had already established a presence four years ago when it set up a workshop in Houston.

“Last year, we were awarded a big contract in Canada from an energy company, so we opened the office there to support it. We have got several long-term customers in America, especially a major one in Houston, which justified the development of our facility there several years ago. The two sites are part of our endeavours to increase our market share on the continent,” Alba Power’s General Manager and Director and US Vice President, Neil McKenzie explains.

“When we first started the business, we were mainly focused on delivering work in the gas turbine area, as well as the power generation segment in the North Sea. As we have grown, however, we began providing our support to oil and gas companies all over the world. In fact, up to 80 per cent of our work now comes from abroad,” Neil reveals. Alba Power was initially engaged with providing spare parts for the Rolls Royce Avon and Olympus gas turbines. Soon after, it recognised the gap in the market for a company to offer high-quality services in helping gas turbine engines users prolong the life of their machinery at a competitive rate, thus setting off to become the global leader we know it is, today.

Gas turbine services remain the staple of Alba Power’s activities. The company has cut its teeth in the area while working with high-profile and blue-chip customers. Its wide range of offerings includes field service, tooling supply and rental, inspection, and overhaul. Quality first, Alba Power also provides expert balancing, performance testing, modification, and upgrades, as well as full maintenance contracts. Having developed a rich portfolio of services, the company adds tangible value in the areas of reduced downtime, cost control, and efficient and speedy repair.

“Since we moved to the power turbines, having already made a name for ourselves in the gas turbines sector, we have seen particularly strong growth,” Neil highlights. Its maintenance services have been provided for various types of power turbines, such as SK30, RR2103, RT48, RT56, and RT62, always to a superb standard.

Alba Power received a significant recognition in April this year when it was ranked 84th in the 19th Annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, which acknowledges those British private companies, which have achieved the fastest-growing profits over the last three years. Commenting on the company’s inclusion on the list, Managing Director, Terry Alderton said: “We are delighted to be one of the only eight Scottish companies on the Profit Track Top 100. This reflects our performance over the last three years and is a testament to our growth strategy, which has seen us continue to invest in our people and facilities despite some challenging trading conditions across the globe. With 2018 starting in the same vein as 2017, with 37 per cent growth in Q1, we look forward to featuring regularly on the league table in the coming years.”

£1m investment
The acknowledgement for Alba Power came after the company recorded its best-ever year, in terms of turnover. 2017 also saw the extension of the business’ main workshop in Netherley. “We invested well over £1 million to double the size of the facility so that we can keep in line with the workflow we have got. The most important benefit of our expansion is that it will allow us to keep our efficiency at the highest possible levels,” Neil maintains.

Alba-235Peering into the future, he reports his expectations for potential areas of growth in the next couple of years. “We are hoping to see an increase of our market share in the Middle East and Asia. We are already doing a significant amount of work there, but we expect to get even busier in these regions. Some of the engines we maintain are quite old, so we need to continue supporting these, in order to keep them running in the foreseeable future, say, in the next 20-30 years.” As if to confirm his words, the beginning of 2018 brought about the news that Alba Power has secured two significant customer wins with clients from the Middle East that will see it receive a number of engines. The contracts are projected not only to provide revenue of more than £5 million over the next three years but also to consolidate and develop Alba Power’s long-term relationships with its customers in the region.

“We want to continue growing the company and continue to invest using the cash generated by the business in its development without the aid of external investment. It is of utmost importance to us to maintain our customer retention levels, too. I cannot stress enough how customer-focused we are, so we have to continue providing a quality product at a competitive rate and serve our customers to a very high level,” Neil shares his aspirations. “Thanks to the experienced team we have got working for us, and the strong and inspirational leadership of our Managing Director, we are confident we will move forward and continue to grow in years to come,” he concludes.

Article published by Energy, Oil & Gas.