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ATS Nominated as the Authorized Service Workshop of Fuji Electric, Japan.

  • alfanar Technical Services a strategic business unit of alfanar Construction- Engineering Services, is internationally recognized by M/s. Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, Japan as its Authorized Service Workshop, after a series of technical facility audits conducted by their Japanese team of professionals. This authorization is considered as an honor for our unyielding standard of quality and commitment.
  • By this accreditation, ATS became the sole service provider of Fuji Electric, Motor Division for providing services to their products such as LV, MV and HV Induction Motors in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle East as well. With this distinction, the facility has taken one step ahead not only in the credibility, but in terms of revenue generation especially in prevailing market situations. This move also aims to be a part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program on localization in all aspects.
  • Being certified, ATS has once again proven its sustainability to be named as the best in its kind. With its reputation as the only company in the Middle East and Asia capable of repairing and rewinding motors up to 27000HP, alfanar Technical Services has positioned itself as a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ maintenance solution provider for the major utility and heavy industry clients in the entire region.

Magnetic wires division launched the new Enalemlled flat (Rectangular) Aluminium Wire

  • The Magnet Wires division has recently launched the new array of Enamelled flat (Rectangular) aluminium wire, that has been started production from the beginning of 2016. We offer a wide range of dimensions, types of insulation and materials for special fields of application conforming to the international standards and according to customer specifications.

ATS stand at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition attracts large number of visitors

  • With their specialized services offerings, alfanar Technical Services (ATS) attracted large number of visitors at the region’s biggest electrical related show, the Middle East Electricity Exhibition in Dubai.
  • The 41st edition of the event was opened by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry. The 3-day event had more than 22000 senior level decision makers from more than 126 countries visiting.
  • The ATS stand was successful in providing a brief of its specialized services to the various high level decision makers from around the region.
  • alfanar had a remarkable presence at this year’s event as both the products and services portfolio of the company were showcased.

alfanar Technical Services sponsors Aramco organized Manufacturing Conference in Dubai

  • As the leaders in equipment maintenance and an important partner for Saudi Aramco and other oil and gas companies in the region, alfanar Technical Services (ATS) recently sponsored the Saudi Aramco organized Machining and Fabrication Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas (MAF 2016) that was held at the Crowne Plaza in Dubai from 5th – 7th April.
  • The event was chaired by Dr. Hamad Al Mostaner, Chairman, ASM Saudi Chapter. During the keynote address Mr. Mohammed Al Sultan, Manager, Mechanical Services Shops Department, Saudi Aramco, presented a shield to Mr. Wael El Akkawi, General Manager, alfanar Technical Services, as a token of appreciation for the continuous support for maintenance support provided by ATS.
  • The event saw more than 500 government and industry attendees and representatives of the oil and gas sector from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, US, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and Poland. With the theme of ‘Enhancing the Quality of Machining and Fabrication in the Arabian region’, MAF 2016 holds the objective to create a forum for facilitating the exchange of practical experiences in all aspects of machine fabrication and manufacturing. In addition to this, the program will also seek out solutions to the various challenges and address existing methodologies.
  • A strategic presentation titled “Best Repair Practices- Motors” by Mr. Adil Aslam Waknis, Manager-Motors, ATS, received high acceptance from the attendees due to its technically informative slides covering subjects such as high level of Quality improvement programs held in Alfanar while building new motor workshop specially adopting new technology equipment for manufacturing of coil and winding with presenting excellent test results in comparison of conventional method of doing the same. ATS also presented the excellent solutions to build any kind of repair required for Motor Stator and rotor core in-house which was previously led to replacement from OEM only thereby reducing the lead time up to 70%.
  • Further, the alfanar Technical Services stand received a constant flow of visitors eager to learn about the various services that the company offers and the technological advancement of its facility, which proudly is one of the very few in the region capable to repair and maintain Transformers upto 200MVA, Generators upto 1200MW and Motors upto 27000HP.

ATS proclaims as the first IECEX Certified Company in KSA

  • ATS always was working towards setting highest level of goals and making it success by achieving it. One more success story in ATS has been realized by having the first service IECEX certified company in Kingdom for repairs, service and overhaul of Small to Large size motors which are specially designed to operate in Hazardous / explosives atmosphere like Refinery, power plant and petro chemical industries.
  • ATS was successful while undergoing through rigorous process of thorough scrutinizing of existing and new procedures specially adopted by ATS as per IEC 600079-19 for repair, service and overhaul of Ex- designated rotation machines.
  • Highly qualified team along with work force was selected to undergo extensive training, visits and narrow margin examination, which was successfully passed with highest marks scored by ATS team members.
  • ATS feel proud to announce that it has been recognized internationally along with other major service providers listed in the IECEX website and service seekers can now establish direct contact to have service for Ex- certified motors from ATS.
  • Concerns can reach to following website to locate the name of ATS in the global website of IECEX .click here..
  • We would also like to inform the team members among ATS whom are registered and certified from IECEX and allowed to work on Ex motors are available on IECEX website click here...
  • It is a great moment for Alfanar to declare that ATS is the only company in complete Saudi Arabia to have such kind of facility for repairing Ex motors 100% in house.

ATS awarded a 3 year service contract worth SR125mn for diagnostics and repair of Generators upto 1200MW by SEC-central region

  • Sustaining its leadership position for the repair and rewinding of rotating and static equipment, alfanar Technical Services (ATS) continues to maintain its prominence as the most capable and fully equipped service facility in the Gulf and the Middle East region. The new success story involves the recently awarded contract for providing repair and diagnostic service for generators upto 1200MW.
  • ATS will now be the only qualified service facility to provide all inspection, diagnostic testing and repairing services for generators in all the power plants of SEC in the Central region. The contract is worth SR 125 million and will include the service of generators of various manufacturers such as ABB, Siemens and Westinghouse at the power plants.
  • It is worth mentioning that ATS’s the three service divisions, viz., transformers , motors and generators have already received various accolades from numerous clients in the region for its expertise and capabilities. ATS has the distinction of being the only facility approved by the various utilities in the region for repairing explosion proof motors, repair of motors upto 27000HP and for repair and rewind of Transformers upto 200MVA.

2 Vertical Enameling Plants commissioned

  • alfanar technical services' Magnet Wire factory recently commissioned 2 new vertical enamelling plants.
  • Its newly commissioned enameling plants are now capable of meeting any OEM’s demand of quality enameled wires, adding an additional 200 M tons of enamelled round copper wire size from 0.650 mm to 4.00 mm grade 2 , class 200 co * 220 co to meet the demand of OEM's.
  • The newly commissioned PLC controlled high speed catalytic enameling plants ensures consistency in insulation in terms of electrical, thermal, mechanical and chemical properties as per stringent international standards.

ATS heads the technical exchange meeting through presentations at the forum for Saudi Council of Engineers, Jubail

  • alfanar technical services (ATS), Jubail led a technical exchange programme on Maintenance of Motors, an event hosted by the Saudi Council of Engineers, Jubail.
  • The technical exchange meeting witnessed a wide participation of electrical engineers from the private and public sectors including SABIC, Aramco etc..
  • The meeting served as a platform to share the concerns and resolve issues faced by electrical engineers in the maintenance of their plant assets particularly on motor failures and proactive measures.
  • As an expert in the field, ATS, which was invited by the Saudi Council of Engineers, handled most of the concerns raised by the attendees through its technical discussions, workshops and technical presentations.
  • The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel Jubail, and was attended by electrical engineers and professionals from companies across the Eastern province, and included subject oriented critical presentations.
  • alfanar technical experts conducted technical workshops and presentations, including on Online Condition monitoring for Stator Winding, presented by Mr. Adil Aslam, Production Manager – Motors and on Motor Assessment Process (MAP) by Mr. Anil K Panjani, Generator Specialist
  • The Saudi Engineering Council further thanked and appreciated the management and team of alfanar technical services for its support through technical presentations and case studies as well as sponsoring the whole event. Mr. Wael El Akkawi received a plaque of honor from Eng. Mazyad al Khaldi, Jubail Council Chairman for the ATS team’s continuous support in sharing practical knowledge and experiences with the engineering fraternity of Jubail. Operations Manager of ATS, Mr. Jalapathy Cherukayil, further thanked the organisers from the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) for their trust in alfanar and invited the office bearers of SCE and the attendees for a factory tour.

alfanar technical services bags the European Award for Best Practices 2014 in Belgium

  • The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) recently awarded alfanar technical services with the European Award for Best Practices 2014 at an event conducted on June 1 in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Wael El Akkawi, General Manager- Service Business Units received the award.
  • The international award comes as recognition to the best practices followed in its factory that are par to the international quality standards.
  • The European Society for Quality Research, with Head Office in Lausanne (Switzerland), promotes quality awareness, recognizes good business practices, technological innovation, quality achievements in organizations worldwide, and publicizes these organizations’ successful performance strategies.
  • It is worth mentioning that in 2013, ATS received the World Quality Commitment International Star Award in Paris

ATS receives the stamp of ‘reliable maintenance partner’ from Ibn Rushd, a SABIC affiliate.

  • In a recently organized “IR Reliability Campaign & Exhibition” by IBN RUSHD, a SABIC affiliate, alfanar Construction and alfanar technical services (ATS) were highly appreciated for its continuous support to the company in providing reliable maintenance services as well as ATS’s support in attaining IBN RUSHD’s maintenance KPI’s.
  • The “Reliability Culture Campaign” was aimed to encourage and foster the principle of reliability throughout the organization and providing a platform for professionals to share their innovative efforts and success stories that would add value to IBN RUSHD employees and its business
  • Considering the continuous support extended to the company in providing maintenance solutions for their several critical equipment as and when required and without any production loss, ATS was one of the very few companies invited by IBN RUSHD to this event.
  • In the recent past, ATS has received a similar level of appreciation from the various affiliates of SABIC as well as from other companies such as Saudi Aramco, to name a few.

ATS receives the much coveted World Quality Commitment International Star Award 2013 in Paris

  • alfanar technical services (ATS), a strategic business unit of alfanar, located in Jubail, is internationally recognized with the World Quality Commitment International Star Award, an award presented to the outstanding companies, organizations, and businessmen in the business world. The award was presented at the 27th World Quality Commitment Convention held in Paris on the 27th of October, 2013.
  • The Ceremony was attended by companies from 74 countries, together with leaders from different business fields, professionals from the worlds of economics, the arts and corporate image, quality experts, as well as academic personalities and representatives from the diplomatic corps.
  • The Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D) which organizes the event, is a leading organization awarding companies worldwide in different industries based on their excellence, innovation, customer satisfaction, technology, leadership, strategic planning and business results.
  • The World Quality Commitment Award in the Gold Category was awarded to alfanar technical services on the basis of a voting process carried out among all the participating previous awardees. Mr. Wael El Akkawi, General Manager of Service Business Units received the honor on behalf of ATS.

SABIC affiliates appreciate ATS for its role in “Turnaround Maintenance”

  • Saudi Petrochemical Co. (SADAF) and SAUDI KAYAN Petrochemical Co., affiliates of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the largest non-oil company in Saudi Arabia, planned their annual “Turnaround Maintenance” during May – June 2013.
  • The aim of this project was to carry out periodic preventive and corrective maintenance of major static and rotating equipment to increase equipment asset reliability and production integrity.
  • alfanar technical services (ATS) played a key role in this Turnaround Maintenance by providing engineering services for repair and maintenance of Motors & Transformers and executed all the planned activities in an efficient manner within the time frame.
  • At SADAF, the Transformer division, engaged in various activities at the sites and factory, including the rewinding and overhauling of transformers as well as the onsite services for power transformers.
  • At SAUDI KAYAN, the Motor division carried out major onsite repair works such as Electro Mechanical inspection and oil leakage analysis. As the plant is heavily dependent on the motor for its production, ATS team was taken on board as a major partner to be of assistance for the complete analysis.
  • Considering the exemplary efforts of ATS during the Turnaround of SADAF and Saudi Kayan, the SABIC authorities honored ATS with individual appreciation letters expressing their gratitude.

Motors division successfully rewinds the rotor of 11000HP Synchronous Induction Motor for ARAMCO MSSD

  • The Motor division of alfanar technical services recently received accolades from Aramco’s Mechanical Services Shop Department (MSSD) which did the no load test run and found to be working satisfactorily.
  • The rotor which was initially planned by the client to be sent outside the country for servicing was consequently sent to ATS’s Motor division where the rotor was rewound in its coil shop. This has enormously saved the client cost as well as time.

Magnet Wire division enhances production capacity

  • The Magnet Wires division has recently commissioned two modern enameling plants at its facility in Jubail. The addition of these will enhance the production capacity of enameled round copper wire by 200 tonnes.

ATS exhibits at the Middle East Electricity Conference and Exhibition 2013 in Dubai, UAE

  • Middle East Electricity event, the largest platform for industry professionals from over 100 countries worldwide.

ATS Exhibits at Power-Gen Middle East 2013 in Doha, Qatar

  • Featuring the world’s largest industry exhibit floor with more than 135 exhibiting companies from around the world.

Commissioning of Transformer test lab at the ATS facility in Jubail

  • The Transformer test lab of ATS has been designed to perform all routine tests on transformers upto 200 MVA, 230kV class.
  • The Laboratory is equipped with the most modern testing instruments.
  • It has Voltage Regulators, Specially Designed High Frequency generators, Testing Transformers, Capacitor banks, single phase transformers, Various Instrument Transformers and Loss measuring system and other testing instruments for carrying out all routine tests on the Transformer as per IEC Standards.
  • There are latest testing instruments like Sweep Frequency Analyzer and Dielectric Frequency response analyzer, for performing life assessment studies on Power transformers

Up grading facility by installing and Commissioning of VPD oven for Transformer, RBD and Enameling plant for conductor Div.

  • ATS continuously invests in the latest equipment for the finest process and testing requirements on a regular basis. Our latest addition of fully integrated VPD Plant, which is first of its kind in the Middle East region, ensures the optimum extraction of sludge/moisture process from active part of power transformers of capacity upto 200MVA.
  • Another addition is the RBD Machine and High Speed Catalytic automatic enamelling plant for the Conductor division to ensure the best in quality and production of conductors.

May: ATS exhibits at the WE Power event in Dammam

  • The 7th international water, electricity and power generation conference and exhibition returns to Dammam, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia in May 2011. 2010 was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Water & Electricity to great success and was officially inaugurated by the Deputy Minister for Electricity H.E Saleh Bin Hussein Al Awaji.
  • As a solution provider for servicing equipment for water and power industry, the stand attracted a stream of visitors.

June: Workshop and live demo on the latest technologies!

  • A workshop and live demo on the latest technologies in transformer life assessment studies and techniques in transformer testing was conducted at the ATS facilities on June 1.
  • With more than 60 Engineers representing several utility companies attend the technical seminar that aimed to provide a chance to witness the physic of drying transformer core and coil assembly using the biggest and latest VPD in the Middle East.
  • The attendees were taken for a factory tour, where they witnessed some of the latest equipment like the VPD Oven, Test Labs and other latest machineries.

Rewinding & dispatching of 125MVA power Transformer to SEC PP7 Riyadh

  • alfanar technical services dispatched the 125 MVA, 132kV/13.1kV-13.1kV, Generator Transformer after a complete in-house rewinding, using CTC conductors.
  • The core of the Generator transformer equipment was re-staggered and reinsulated.
  • All the 3 windings and 3 phases were rewound in-house and the unit was tested in-house for all routine tests at the fully equipped Transformer Test lab of ATS.
  • The Testing was witnessed by SEC representatives and the unit was dispatched to site on 16th of July 2011 to SEC PP7 in Riyadh. The unit has been erected and commissioned at site on August 2011.

Seminar focusing on the solutions provided in power and industrial rotating and static equipment!

  • ATS conducted a free one day seminar on September 25th aimed at providing a firsthand knowledge on the repair and rehabilitation of turbine and generator equipment.
  • Delegates representing several power and industrial companies numbering close to 50 attended the seminar which also included a factory tour.
  • A whole range on interesting and education topics was provided including the solutions for the power generation equipment, the repair, rewind and service of motors and generators.
  • The comprehensive workshop also featured the manufacturing process of conductors and coils.

Yet another privilege for ATS!

  • ATS has achieved yet another milestone by being the only facility to successfully complete the entire rewinding and testing of a 200MVA transformer in the whole of Middle East!
  • The completely assembled unit was tested for all the routine tests as per the IEC 60076 standard, at the state of the art ATS Transformer Test lab, in presence of Saudi Electricity Company representatives.
  • A feat achievable because of its state of the art facility and highly qualified and dedicated staff, ATS also has the accolade of being the first in the region to have serviced 125MVA as well as 100 MVA transformers!