AP&M Holdings, LLC (AP&M) concluded the acquisition of Aero Controls & DLE Consultants, Inc. (AC-DLE Inc.), the USA operations of Norwegian based Aero Controls & DLE Consultants AS. AC-DLE Inc. is an aeroderivative Operations & Maintenance and Field Services provider for the Power Generation and Oil & Gas Industries. AC-DLE Inc. have demonstrated their expertise in aeroderivative gas turbine power plant maintenance specializing in Controls & Instrumentation, Dry Low Emissions & Combustor Mapping Technology and the overall planning & execution of maintenance on GE® LM series aeroderivative gas turbine powerplant packages (controls, gas turbine, generator and associated subsystems).AC-DLE Inc. will continue to provide its O&M expertise in support of an existing agreement with one of the Fortune 500 oil & gas companies. In addition, AP&M’s existing and new customers can look forward to this new service offering to support their future aeroderivative outage needs.
AC-DLE Inc. offers LM2500 and LM6000 field services focused on:
· Powerplant Operations and Maintenance (O&M) –including O&M supervision, maintenance planning & scheduling, engineering, consultancy, team training, and resident or outsourced engineers
· Controls & Instrumentation support – including troubleshooting, instrument calibrations, dry low emissions testing – DLE mapping, installation & commissioning support
· Power Plant Field Services – including troubleshooting & maintenance of the entire power plant including the turbine, generator and power plant sub-systems (Balance of Plant – BoP), semi-annual and annual inspection services, preventive maintenance services, installation & commissioning support, controls systems component upgrades & integration
“Industrial gas turbines continue to be one of the preferred sources of electrical generation, combined heat & power or mechanical drive solutions for the global power generation and oil & gas industries.
Worldwide customers’ support and service expectations continue to increase as they seek to streamline their operations, supply chain networks and service providers. This acquisition will help our company provide a comprehensive service solution to meet the demands of our growing customer base. Combining field services with our spare parts and component repair businesses was a natural progression for our organization,” said Greg Young, Chief Executive Officer, AP+M.
Since 1990, Aviation, Power & Marine, LLC (AP+M)has operated as a leading global independent distributor of aeroderivative and heavy industrial gas turbine engine (IGT) parts& component repair services, stocking more than 10,000 different part numbers.AP+M’s roots run deep as an OEM authorized distributor of aeroderivative spare parts and component repairs forGE® LM2500 and LM6000 series gas turbines. In 2015, it expanded operations to apply its kitting and asset management core competencies to the GE® Frame 7 series gas turbines with its Outage in a Box® programs. The company provides gas turbine engine and BoP spare parts to worldwide markets, including electrical utility, power generation, oil& gas production, and marine propulsion.AP+M’s OEM partnerships are a cornerstone to its distribution and repair services. These OEM authorizations include Advanced Atomization Technologies (a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Parker), Parker Hannifin, AMETEK Power Instruments, Triumph Engine Control Systems, Meggitt, and Turbotect.
Based on the acquisition AC-DLE Inc. and the addition of field services to AP+M’s parts distribution and component repair businesses, AP&M will now do business as (d/b/a) APS Energy Group(APS) with its headquarters remaining in Boynton Beach, FL. APS’ subsidiaries include Aviation, Power & Marine, LLC (AP+M), Aero Controls & DLE Consultants, Inc. (AC-DLE Inc.), Aviation, Power & Marine Ltd (UK) and Avantech Solutions Serviços E Comércio de Peças Ltda (Brazil).
About Aero Controls & DLE Consultants (AC-DLE)
Aero Controls & DLE Consultants are a global services company specializing in aeroderivative gas turbine control systems and Dry Low Emissions (DLE) Technology – Combustor Mapping/Tuning. AC-DLE’s engineers typically had extensive engine OEM field service experience prior to joining the company. These engineers possess some of the highest level of controls systems expertise, each with a minimum of 10 years GE® LM™ series gas turbine experience.