Alba Power celebrates a decade of safety and integrity achievement
Alba Power is an independent, Scottish-based gas turbine specialist which offers the international gas turbine market a comprehensive range of dedicated support services
It is ten years since Alba Power responded to customer demand and set up a new type of independent service provider in the gas turbine industry – safe, flexible, reliable, and above all user-friendly.
Among the major company milestones achieved since 2000 are:
- 100 turbines overhauled in ten years with zero claims or warranties
- 500,000+ cumulative overhaul running hours with zero safety or integrity issues
- Over 140 gas turbine customers in 16 countries worldwide
- Building up the world’s largest stocks of Avon and Olympus spare parts and consumables (over three million product lines)
- Zero accident/incident frequency rate per 100,000 hours worked
Managing director Terry Alderton has also announced major extensions to Alba Power’s safety, environmental and quality accreditations. “We have recently added accreditation to ISO14001 to our existing ISO9001, B2 Achilles and ISN certifications, and our FPAL ‘Verify’ accreditation is imminent in April 2010,” he says.
“But we are also actively pursuing accreditation to ISO18001 – all of which clearly demonstrate our total commitment to working to the highest industry standards of certification in both safety and integrity.”
“And since all Alba Power repair and overhaul operations also carry full warranty protection, we believe we have created a uniquely responsive gas turbine service facility that will go on delivering cost-effective, innovative, accredited solutions to keep the world’s turbine fleets fully operational.”
Terry Alderton also stresses the benefits in service flexibility afforded by independent specialist service providers like Alba Power.
“Here it’s only a short distance – in every sense – from the boardroom to the shop floor, and this enables us on a regular basis to identify areas for continuous improvement and ensure that they deliver early tangible results to our customers,” he says.
“Ten years on, we are justifiably proud of the quality of our safety performance, and by the commitment of all our people to achieving and maintaining the highest safety standards in every activity from in-house overhaul and testing through to on-site working with customers.”