Aberdeenshire gas and power turbine company said yesterday it had won a new contract worth more than £2.5million with Canada-based nuclear energy supplier Bruce Power.
As a result, Alba Power – based at Netherley, near Stonehaven – has opened a new service centre and workshop in Hamilton, Ontario.
The service centre will initially support the overhaul of power turbines from Bruce Power, but is fully capable of handling a wide range of turbine related activity up to and including overhaul of compressors.
Alba Power director Neil McKenzie said: “It is Alba Power’s intention to use the new facility to support all its customers in Canada. We opened a branch office in Newfoundland earlier this year, so the company sees Canada as one of its major growth markets and is committing to a substantial presence there.
“The new facility will allow us to carry out a wide range of workscopes, and provide a base for our field service operatives in Canada and other parts of North America.”
Kevin Grant, Alba’s account manager for Bruce Power, added: “Alba Power has been steadily building up a supply chain in Canada to allow us to operate there with as much local content as possible.”
Alba Power managing director Terry Alderton said the company aimed to recruit and train people in Ontario in order to run its new facility using local expertise.