Quartzelec Experiences Increase in Demand for Consultancy and Maintenance Services


Quartzelec has experienced a large increase in demand from across North and South America for its expert rotating electrical machines support services.

Through this demand, the independent electrical engineering service provider and globally recognised expert has strengthened its operation and brought Andrew Tesla on-board as commercial consultant.

Andrew’s focus will be on leveraging strategic partnerships with global entities and developing business opportunities throughout the US, Canada, and South America. Developing and deploying complex, engineered and integrated solutions for power producers, as well as rolling out resources to meet and exceed the expectations of stakeholders is also a priority and an area Quartzelec excels.

Quartzelec managing director Daniel Laval said: "Having identified an increase in demand for our unique service offering, we took the strategic decision to increase our presence and profile in the Americas and, in Andrew, found the person with the drive, knowledge, experience, contacts and reputation to really have an impact.

"There is an extensive, installed plant base of electric motors and generators across the United States with many of these machines considered to be ageing and fast becoming ‘legacy’ machines.

"Combined with reduced support from the OEMs for such ‘legacy’ machines, owners and operators are looking for a reliable and technically competent service provider to assist in the maintenance, service and life extension of these machines. Quartzelec can fulfil that void.

"Our heritage and global presence means our expertise is increasingly in demand and Andrew, through his contacts and activities, will further raise our profile and satisfy the strategic requirements for a growing portfolio of customers across the region."

Prior to joining Quartzelec, Andrew was the Montreal-based regional sales director for a UK-based OEM that included two and four-pole turbo generators, power management systems, transformers, Hawker Siddeley switchgears, and Harrington diesel generators.

Andrew also spent ten years as regional sales manager for a Canadian-based company covering Canada, the US, and Europe. He also spent more than ten years as a field service engineer and five years as an independent capital markets trader.

A qualified engineer, one of Andrew’s key areas of expertise within the field of rotating electrical machines is the health of these electrical assets, specifically tracking the detrimental effects through the utilisation of condition monitoring systems.

This means that the latter’s life performance can be managed, total cost ownership can be reduced over the lifetime of a machine, and potential catastrophic failures avoided.

Quartzelec’s LIFEVIEW® suites of products are among the monitoring ‘tools’, which Andrew will be heavily involved in promoting the benefits of.

In the US, Quartzelec has already consulted on the maintenance of critical rotating electrical machines with recent projects comprising of defence, steel, waste-to-energy and hydro-generator work.

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