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Neil McKenzie Wins SME Managing Director Of The Year Award

By Alba News

SME News Magazine has announced the winners of the 2022 Managing Director of the Year Awards and we are delighted that our own Neil McKenzie has been recognised as Industrial Engineering Managing Director of the Year.

Jazmin Collins, from SME News, commented on this year’s awards “Leading a business is no trivial matter, especially considering the challenges faced by companies of all sizes over the last couple of years. Indeed, uncertainty remains seemingly ever on the horizon, creating an ever-shifting landscape with little in the way of stability. It’s a time of immense change, regardless of sector or market – a time where great leadership is a crucial foundation for those businesses still achieving success and growth.”

“It was with this very much in mind that the Managing Director of the Year Awards were launched. At a time when Managing Directors are being tested and facing obstacles at every turn, it is essential to stop for a moment and recognise those who are distinguishing themselves as extraordinary. Whether that be through driving change, implementing new policies, achieving growth, entering new markets or anything in between. Amazing work is being done up and down this country – and we wanted to congratulate those spearheading it.”

Neil had this to say “Individual awards, although nice to receive, are not about me, they are about the full team here at Alba and a recognition of their hard work, dedication and the outstanding quality of work they deliver every day.”

Kevin Grant

Alba Power Increase Presence In North America

By Alba News

Due to continued growth, our Sales manager for the Americas, Kevin Grant, will be relocating to the Sulzer La Porte facility as the Aero Product Line Sales Manager.

This will give Alba/Sulzer the ability to further improve our already first class service levels in this area and fully support our North American client base.

Kevin commented “I am delighted to be making this move and to be working more closely with the Sulzer team at the world class, La Porte facility. As always our priority is to offer unmatched service levels and responsiveness to our growing customer base, and this move will allow me to do that more effectively as we continue to find a pathway through ongoing travel restrictions”

Kevin can be contacted on

Alba Power Nuclear Support


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Alba Power were pleased to assist when one of our key clients and one of the nation’s key power providers called to assist with some Olympus issues at site.

Given the ongoing restrictions, a robust plan had to be created quickly to allow safe travel and site work.  Steve Collie, our Contract Engineer, was able to travel to site within a few hours of notification where he was able to work through our processes in a safe environment with strict self-distancing in place.

After a few short hours we were able to return the unit to service while we plan further works to improve reliability.

A delighted client praised us not only for this job but for the ongoing overhauls that we are currently working on and commented that both our workshop and site and field work is industry leading.

We look forward to continuing to support this client during and post COVID-19.

Michael Johnston - Alba Power


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Due to an increasing level of contracts and therefore works and support requirements, we are pleased to announce that Michael Johnston, our Head of Business Development, has relocated to Dubai to assist with our growth under Sulzer Abu Dhabi and our Gas Turbine Services group.

With large contracts already in the region, this change allows us to focus directly and more intensely on our clients requirements. In addition we will be utilising our parent companies facilities in their Electro Mechanical shop in Abu Dhabi. This will allow us to complete power turbine overhauls, controls upgrades, front line gas turbine support as well as locating spares, tooling and lease engines for our key clients in the region.

Michael commented, “ This is the culmination of many years of work and desire to grow in the region and both increase and improve upon our local service. Having the additional backing of Sulzer, our parent company, also improves the services and engines we can now support. I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the Alba business further in the UAE and beyond.”

Alba Power Gas Turbine Service & Repair


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At Alba Power we have successfully been working with a Petrochemical client based in the US for the past decade and we are delighted to confirm that, after review, this client has renewed for a further ten years.  Additionally the new contract also has further scope for new parts, innovative upgrades and increased levels of support.

Campbell Archibald, Alba’s Sales Director, commented, “This has truly been a collaborative approach from the start, and whilst the client reviewed competitive options, Alba Power was proven to be the leading provider for these gas turbine services.  We would like to thank them for their ongoing support and we look forward to working with them for the next ten years and beyond.”

AlbaPower attending ADIPEC 2019


By Alba News

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


By Alba News

“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


By Alba News

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.