Aztec AVA Ltd
Power Plant Operations and Simulator Training, Engineering and Commissioning
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Aztec AVA Ltd has delivered and supplied a wide range of training courses and engineering resources to the power generation industry for 22 years.
Areas of training have included mechanical, electrical and control and instrumentation (C&I) maintenance skills training, power plant operations training, including full-scope simulator training for fossil, CCGT and CHP power stations, health and safety training, environmental training, and mobile plant training.
Our knowledge of the electricity supply industry has enabled Aztec AVA ltd to recruit and establish associations with key personnel from the industry. Aztec AVA Ltd is now a market leader in training and engineering services to the power generation industry.
With offices in Bristol and Dinnington, we organise a nationwide network of professional engineers, technical trainers and associate trainers who deliver our services to our UK and worldwide customers. These highly trained and motivated professionals are available to provide their specialist knowledge and skills in a cost-effective manner to the power generation and utility industries.
Maintenance skills training for the power, utilities and process industries
Maintenance skills training can be delivered to all disciplines of maintenance staff working in the power, utilities and process industries. Whether aimed at apprentices, craftsmen, technicians or engineers, our courses are tailored to the appropriate skill level.
In addition, we have developed ad-hoc training programmes for cross-skilling, multi-skilling and skill enhancement courses. For example, electrical to control and instrumentation, mechanical to electrical, or electrical to mechanical.
Operational skills training
Operational skills training courses cover the plant and equipment used in the generation of electricity, production of steam, or any part of a process that needs to be operated effectively, safely and in an environmentally acceptable manner. Our training is aimed at ensuring that your staff operate with a sound understanding of the particular process, and include the following areas of the power generation industry:
- Combined cycle power plant (CCPP)
- Combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT)
- Fossil fired power plant, coal and oil
- Nuclear power conventional plant
- Combined heat and power (CHP) plant, gas turbine and IC engine powered
- Process utility plant: package or small boiler, small steam turbines, steam distribution systems
Operational skills training is available to all levels of personnel and, with access to power plant simulators, we can enhance the quality of operational skills training by providing hands-on opportunities to learn procedures and actions associated with start-up, shutdown, routine operation and plant faults and emergencies.
Aztec AVA Ltd has supplied the under-pinning knowledge to many industries in the UK. From its first beginnings in the electricity generation industry our apprentice programmes have been adopted by the steel, paper and food industries, with many of the industries world leaders entrusting their apprentices to our programmes.
Management training was introduced to our already extensive portfolio of courses at the beginning of 2006. This area of training now includes such topics as: counselling in the workplace, facilitation and management of team briefings, industrial relations awareness, management and motivation (aimed at newly appointed team leaders), performance management, dignity at work, equal opportunities, setting performance targets and many more.
In 2011, Aztec AVA Ltd became an approved training provider to the newly formed National Skills Academy for Power (NSAP).
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Training Courses for the Power Generation Industry Aztec AVA Ltd offers a wide range of training programmes, including courses in electrical skills, control and instrumentation skills, mechanical skills, and operations training.