Andrew Alden

Workshop Business Manager

Andy is a highly experienced and innovative Senior Manager with a proven track record of success in power plant new build, upgrade, maintenance and repair as well as heavy engineering facilities management. He is responsible for RWE’s engineering workshop at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, UK as a member of the Generation Maintenance and Outage Support (GMOS) management team. Andy has a reputation for his ability to implement innovative solutions to improve power plant efficiency, safety and maximising through life asset value. Andy is committed to driving continuous improvement in the workplace through culture change and adoption of industry best practice; and driving quality through adherence to ISO9001 and the application of various Lean methodologies. He is also committed to supporting development of engineering talent, both within RWE as the UK competence lead for steam turbines and auxiliary plant and a mentor for the GMOS Training Academy, and within the UK as a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Key strength areas include: project planning, stringent budget control, investment analysis, team building and management, detailed design specification and procurement, technical risk and asset life management, engineering governance, customer and 3rd party relationship management. 

What gives you most satisfaction in your work?

In short, diversity. We do not simply provide a fixed shopping list of services, we provide solutions. Our own Portfolio of power stations and other customers are constantly challenging us to develop new repair techniques, reengineered products and plant testing to offer genuine OEM cost avoidance wherever their priority is greatest.

Why did you choose RWE TI?

RWE TI has both the wisdom of history and the vision to make a bright future. We have kept a strong foundation to get the best commercial result based on risk / reward.

“Your challenge is our passion”
What it means to me:

We love a good problem. We earn our keep with planned work, but often earn our reputation when delivering the things that people could not foresee. It’s at these times our true value shines through, as does our passion for a challenge.