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Marine

Alberta has become established as a leader in the maritime sector, providing design and consultancy, project management, operational diving and waterborne maintenance services.  These allow vessels to operate with maximum efficiency and with minimum disruption to schedules.

Accreditation

Alberta attained approval from DNV, Bureau Veritas, RINA, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyds, Russian Registry and ABS to carry out the maintenance and certification of systems on board vessels.  Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is also heavily advocated within this division.

Our Team

Our team consists of engineers and technical staff who are certified and approved by the leading classification societies, and regularly receive overseas and in-house training to keep abreast with the latest technologies.  Training includes all aspects of shipboard safety and compliance, as well as courses in basic offshore safety induction and emergency (BOSIET).

Our Services

Alberta service various sea vessels ranging from cargo ships to cruise liners.  The range of services provided includes annual inspections and certification for fixed gas extinguishing, total flooding systems, foam systems, all types of portable and semi-portable extinguishers, self-contained breathing apparatus devices (SCBA), emergency escape breathing apparatus/devices (EEBA/D), analyses of breathing compressed air and smoke detection systems.

Standardised procedures, quality workmanship and strict compliance with all the rules and regulations ensure that clients receive an excellent service.  Alberta has gained the confidence of several shipping companies and has been awarded specialised retrofit contracts for High/Low Pressure Water Mist, Novec 1230, FM200 (see here) and CO2 system installations.

Alberta also provides the following services:

Underwater Surveys and Inspections

Alberta upholds valid certifications from leading classification societies to perform in-water inspections for pre-selling/purchasing, class, collision damage, fouling conditions, paint condition and more.  These are carried out with modern inspection techniques which give real-time information.  Alberta also provides CCTV, photographic and physical diver inspection surveys as required.  All surveys are accurately documented and followed by a detailed report to facilitate proper judgment of the inspected areas.  This service allows the client or classification to take important decisions on site, saving both time and money.  As Alberta is a class approved service company, the company can issue valid Certificates of Inspection upon completion of the service, ensuring that your vessel’s schedule will not be disrupted.

Hull Cleaning

Underwater hull cleaning has proved to be a cost saving tool for vessel operators.  This is done by reducing the frictional resistance which could otherwise lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced speed.  Higher fuel costs together with shorter turnaround times have led to an ever increasing demand for professional hull cleaning services.  The professionals at Alberta utilise the most advanced technology for hull maintenance applications and are also able to handle the required logistics, including permits.

Propeller Polishing Solutions

Fouled propellers impede the vessel’s speed, use more fuel, cause higher levels of pollution and are generally less efficient.  Depending on the degree of fouling, the ship may experience a reduction of up to 12% in efficiency.  In-water polishing results in a finish far superior to that of a dry polish, and additionally, there is no disruption to the vessel’s schedule thereby saving time and money.

Propeller or Blade Replacement

Alberta can have your propellers removed, balanced and replaced, saving you large amounts of money involved in hauling your vessel.

Permanent Shell Plating Repairs

Defective shell plating sections can be replaced underwater by class-approved permanent dry welding, using custom made cofferdams.

Valve Blankings and Repairs

Ships face problems when there is an insufficient intake of seawater for cooling the machinery, or for safety purposes such as firefighting.  When the ship experiences insufficient suction due to pipe or valve blockages, or damaged valves, underwater blanking of the relevant sea chest grids or openings enable ship-staff to carry out internal repairs on the systems.

Non Destructive Testing (N.D.T.)

Combining state-of-the-art NDT techniques with multi-disciplined NDT inspection personnel conduct, NDT inspection services allow clients to assess the true condition of their equipment, thereby reducing risk, improving operational safety, maximising performance and reducing costs.  NDT inspection data and reports can be used by clients and third parties to determine the structural integrity of their equipment and can assist in the early detection of possible structural failure.  Our range of specialist NDT inspection services includes Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM), Ultrasonic Flaw Inspection and Ultrasonic Wall Thickness Measurement, and more.

Underwater Welding and Cutting

Holes, punctures, fractures, cracks, openings, and fittings can be temporarily repaired by our highly efficient underwater welders.

Stern Seal Replacements

Professional divers/technicians, trained and certified by the major seal manufacturers, carry out repairs that were previously only possible above water.  The bonding of new seal rings, removal or installation of spacer rings as well as complete replacements can now be performed without interfering with the vessel’s schedule.

Machinery Replacement & Repair

We provide quality technical repair and complete replacement of underwater machinery. Replacement and repair services include the repairs of the components or the complete units of the bow/stern thruster, the stabilizer crux and the rudder.

For further information kindly contact us on +356 79301177 or on email us on marine@alberta.com.mt

 

Are you a seafarer? Have you heard of this?

In conforming to the provisions of the STCW Convention Regulation 1/14, and section A-1/14, of the STCW Code, any seafarers assigned to ships must receive refresher training for the STCW Basic safety combined as required by the convention. Seafarers serving on board any ship must, as of the 1st of January 2017, have documentary evidence of either having completed the basic combined training course or updated their training within the last 5 years.  Where can I enroll for this course in Malta?

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Testimonials

  • Alberta technicians worked above and beyond their call of duty in order to install the CCTV system the school purchased. My office has an open door policy and in order to get the job done, they had to contend with many interruptions. Along with waiting patiently for my young students to enter and exit the classroom after assembly and break times, they worked through a considerable number of people and children coming in and out of my office as well as a series of meetings carried out in my boardroom where the DVR was installed. It is amazing that they managed to work at the same time allow me to carry on with my very busy and demanding schedule. They are reliable and efficient and truly deserving of praise.

    Josette P Cassar Head of School, Paola Primary A, San Gorg Preca College
  • I would like to express how deeply I appreciated the professional way your boys installed the Alarm system at my house. The Sales Consultant was very smart in his evaluation of the project and the Technicians were hands on without wasting any time. They were very polite, competent and patient without questions and made sure we got the hang of the things before they left. Our special thanks and genuine gratitude go for taking immediate action to organise the team as I wanted to have the system in place before we travelled. We will no doubt spread the 'good word' with our friends and neighbours. Many thanks once again and keep up the excellent reputation you already enjoy in the market.

    Alfred Mallia Milanes San Gwann
  • I was very satisfied with the installation team sent on site. In particular, I was impressed by the co-operation of your lead person, who took into careful consideration my particular requirements, and that the team behaved well, showing responsibility and respect while conducting their work.

    Perit Sandro Soler Bezzina & Cole
  • Thank you for the service. I admired your technicians: knowledgeable, hardworking and polite.

    Joe Pace Balzan
  • May I take this opportunity to thank Andre Bugeja who last Saturday conducted the CCTV training session to my team in a very professional way. My team was very happy with the way he conducted an effective training session for which he came prepared with all the training material and presentation, and were clearly explained

    Connie Cortis De La Rue
  • Your technician Steven Azzopardi was on site today installing the biometric door access. Please say thank you as he did a really good neat job. Thanks for your prompt action.

    Marthese Azure
  • Good Morning, I would like to thank you and your staff for your cooperation and assistance, and for completing the project on schedule and to specification. It was a pleasure to work and collaborate with you
    Thank you.

    Ing Stefan Calmatta Execuitive of projects Office of Permanent Secretary
  • Dear Mr. Warren Tabone Valletta,

    I am taking this opportunity to communicate with you in reference to Justin Loffreda and his colleague Matthew Borg scheduled site visit to address my intruder alarm requirements for my residence.

    Justin and Matthew approach was professionally done as they took the time to listen and understand my requirements and translating them to exceeded my expectations for the wireless intruder alarm solution.

    I praise both Justin and Matthew for their sincere solution which made my decision easier to conclude and proceeded to order the solution after the consultation session. Your competition surely envies Alberta as I had quotations from firetech, Masco and PTL, and did not even match your solution.

    I also appreciate the telephone call received this afternoon by Mr. Schembri to plan the installation date. I have no doubts that your technical personnel will produce a carbon copy of what was demonstrated by the above mentioned personnel.

    To conclude keep up the great work you have demonstrated till now. Money well spent. In the near future I will be discussing with Justin for a smoke / fire detection solution.

    Daniel Scicluna Domestic Customer
  • Dear Ms Micallef, Today we had the visit of your technicians Kenneth and Jonathan - for the services of our extinguishers. We appreciate the good and clean work they did

    Valérie Cabay Oney Insurance Ltd
  • Beyond expectation service, excellent technician and expertise in solving issues (Clifton)

    Paul Vella Domestic Customer
  • Service is good and the staff are well trained (Roderick Zammit)

    Renee Farrugia Domestic Customer
  • Dear all,
    A short note to advise that Jean Pierre, Adrian and Kevin performed a very professional job when installing an alarm and CCTV System in my house.

    John Scerri Domestic Customer
  • Whilst we appreciate your professional approach we can assure you that this was the main reason why Alberta was selected

    Natalino Caruana De Brincat Lawyer
  • Very professional personnel (Chris Camilleri)

    John Falzon Domestic Customer
  • Very well served by Alberta...In less than 2 days they came to update my home system alarm and change of batteries...Very efficient and excellent service. Thank you, Duncan Barbaro Sant and Quillan Borg.

    Michelle Dimech on Are you Being Served Domestic Customer
  • Today Kevin has installed our new panic bar with key, as usual with Kevin the job was perfectly done. Thanks for your support, kind regards and happy Easter.

    Anton IMU MFSS
  • Just to say thanks for the diligent rewiring work performed on our fire alarm system by your technician Mark Delic

    Crismonwing
  • Dear All at Alberta

    A good morning to you all. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making it possible to install the safe in very quick time. It is now up and running the factory combination has already been changed (in fact twice so that I will be able to change it from time to time), and cheers to the workmen that came to the office yesterday as they were very professional in duties.



    Tonio Vella WJ Parnis England
  • Subject: BOVC Relocation of Argonite plant room

    Hi Horace,


    I refer to the above mentioned works wherein the plant room containing the amount of 23 Argonite cylinders (adjacent to the IT Main Server Room) has been relocated to the upper floor.

    Our appreciation for the excellent work and service undertaken by your company. In this regard, the dedication, efficiency in undertaking the entire task and the excellent manners demonstrated by your two representatives Alan Portelli and Neville Paris cannot go unnoticed. On behalf of Facilities Dept at Bank of Valletta, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate both.

    Once more big thanks to all persons involved.

    Mark Marmara' BOV
  • Dear Igor,

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Ross for an excellent presentation on the fire pumps.

    Regards

    Tony

    Anthony Saliba | Chief Engineer | The Phoenicia Malta
  • I would like to thank Ms. Kylie for her patience and work dedication to explain to me and my husband the differences between a burglar alarm and a CCTV today in your showroom.

    Apart from giving us a nice cup of water she even assisted us with a great big smile. Keep it up and thank you for the great service.

    Anna Maria Bongailas Domestic Customer