Aztec AVA Ltd Power Plant Operations and Simulator Training, Engineering and Commissioning

Aztec AVA Ltd delivers technical training courses for power generation industries and other leading companies in processing businesses. The company also provides associated consultancy services.

The firm has developed a number of training programmes, including courses for control and instrumentation, mechanics and electrical usage, power plant operations, health and safety, environmental awareness, and mobile plant training. Courses can be customised for staff at all levels and are backed by practical assistance, visual aids and manuals to ensure that participants get the most out of their training.

All of Aztec AVA Ltd’s expert courses can be delivered at the client’s site to enhance the benefits of staff training.

Operational training for CCPP, CCGT and CHP facilities

Aztec AVA Ltd runs several training programmes that focus on operating power plants and systems for a range of operations levels. Courses can cover health, safety, and environmental guidance.

All courses are designed to suit individual client requirements and are structured to equip each attendee with a number of important skills that enable them to carry out their roles efficiently, safely, and with environmental awareness.

Aztec AVA Ltd has access to plant simulators, which can be used in operational training to further skills by allowing participants to gain awareness of start-ups, shutdowns, routine operations, faults, and emergency procedures.

Training is available for combined cycle power plants (CCPP), combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), and combined heat and power (CHP) plants that feature gas turbine and internal combustion (IC) engines. Courses involving these systems cover training in:

  • Operating the CHP plant, gas turbine or diesel
  • Combined cycle gas turbine operation
  • Small boiler operation
  • Small turbine operation
  • Electrical theory / application
  • Waste-to-energy

Further operational training can be provided for fossil-fired coal and oil power plants, conventional nuclear facilities, and process utility plants.

Maintenance training for power, utilities and processing industries

Aztec AVA Ltd provides training for maintenance staff working in the power, utilities and process industries.

These courses can be run for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians and engineers, with custom options across all levels throughout different operations roles.

The training and consultancy firm also delivers ad-hoc training programmes for new cross and multi-skills, as well as enhancing existing capabilities.

Maintenance training covers control and instrumentation, which often features the use of simulators. This type of training looks at automatic control equipment, flue gas monitors, indicators and recorders, and programmable logic controllers.

Other courses cover the condition of plants, pneumatic / hydraulic actuators, process measurement and control, as well as temperature, pressure and flow.

Aztec AVA offers further courses in telemetry systems, turbine supervisory equipment and vibration analysis, as well as water and gas analysis.

In addition, the company offers maintenance training in electrical and mechanical applications such as battery optimisation, use of test equipment and fault finding, electrical drawings, as well as the installation and repair of cables.

Operational mobile plant training and driver courses

Aztec AVA Ltd specialises in many mobile plant courses, which instruct staff on how to drive all types of operational vehicles, including trucks, forklifts, bulldozers, cranes, diggers, and tractors. Courses are also available in crane supervising and steps, ladders and staging.

Training extends to driver courses, for example, LGV and LCV training, winter driving, 4×4 training, practical driving assessments, post-incident confidence building, and trailer towing.

Health and safety training for power operators

The company delivers courses that focus on health and safety, which cover basic, essential and regulatory training for business staff.

Courses encompass first aid, gas pipeline audits, incident control, safety training, manual handing, and electric shock treatment. Medical gases and noise risk training are available to clients, while the company also provides NEBOSH Diploma (parts one and two) and NEBOSH National Certificate courses.

Environmental training courses for the power industry

Aztec AVA Ltd offers training courses that help businesses achieve an eco-friendly future, while also ensuring that each of these courses view environmental and business consciousness as one.

The training courses cover risks such as chemical leakages, while also covering environmental management systems, awareness, and risk assessment training.

For more information on your business’s environmental training needs, please contact Aztec AVA via the enquiry form on this page.

Management skills training to optimise staff performance in power operations

The company delivers courses that help improve staff retention levels and productivity.

All management training courses are delivered by experienced trainers who have worked in managerial roles.

Aztec AVA Ltd focuses on several types of management skills such as how to conduct appraisals, counselling, project management, time management and presentational skills.

The company also offers a senior managers programme, as well as several accredited training sessions and longer courses lasting up to 35 days.

About Aztec AVA Ltd

The company’s head office is in Bristol, UK, where its core team offers support to clients both nationwide and internationally. Its roots are in nuclear power engineering, but developments in the electricity supply industry led the company to entering the training and engineering services sectors.

Aztec AVA Ltd has a network of professional engineers and technical trainers that share their profitable and valuable specialist skills to businesses, making the company a leader in its field.

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Aztec Completes Power Station Safety Rules Training Programmes in the Middle East

Aztec has now completed six safety rules training porgrammes in the Middle East. Power plants in Bahrain (one programme), Qatar (three programmes) and the Emirate (two programmes) have benefited from Aztec's experience of safety systems within the electrical generation industry.

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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.

Aztec AVA Ltd

Unit 2 Pensford Hill


BS39 4JF


United Kingdom

+44 1275 892002 +44 1275 892003

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10 April 2017

Aztec AVA Ltd became the first independent training supplier to the Electricity Generating Industry and on 6 April 2017, the company celebrated 25 years of continuous supply of training services to the industry.

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13 December 2011

Following a meeting between Dr Ahmed Shibli of European Technology Development Limited (ETD) and Pete Seavill of Aztec Technical Services Limited, it was agreed that the two companies would work closer together to offer both companies' clients an expanded training service.

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15 November 2011

During October a ten-day visit by a delegation from the Nigerian power industry was organised by Aptec Engineers Technical Services Limited.

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18 April 2011

Aztec has now completed six safety rules training porgrammes in the Middle East. Power plants in Bahrain (one programme), Qatar (three programmes) and the Emirate (two programmes) have benefited from Aztec's experience of safety systems within the electrical generation industry.

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18 July 2010

Aztec Technical Services (TSL) now offer four additional courses in the repair, maintenance and testing of safety valves to their existing portfolio of courses. Thier duration runs from half days to three days depending on the course content. All courses are modular so can be tailored t

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20 July 2009

Aztec Technical Services have added a new course to their portfolio. It is called Dealing With Chemical Spills: DSEAR EX & IS for Craftsmen. For further details call 01275 892002.

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14 August 2007

Leading UK training consultants to the power industry, Aztec technical Services Ltd, have announced a new series of courses in conjunction with four of the largest UK power providers. The courses aim to train power industry staff and managers to be fully compliant with the Dangerous Sub

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23 November 2006

Aztec Technical Services Limited is pleased to announce two new working agreements. The first is with CTL Associates who specialise in management courses. Their range of courses includes: * Leadership Assessment - An evaluation of competence. * Leadership Training - Team

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11 September 2006

Having updated its CHP Diesel Generation Operators Course, Aztec delivers its first course in the heart of London to a new intake of Plant Operational Staff. The safety department of Aztec Technical Services completes its second power station - Hazard Identification Demolition Plant in

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Regional Offices

Aztec AVA Ltd

Unit 2 Pensford Hill


BS39 4JF


United Kingdom

+44 1275 892002 +44 1275 892003
Northern UK Office

Matrix Business Centre

Dinnington Business Park

Noble Way

Dinnington, near Worksop

S25 3QB

South Yorkshire

United Kingdom

+44 1909 547 030

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