Wer die Normen hat, hat auch den Markt!
“Wer die Normen hat, hat auch den Markt!” Die Konkurrenz aus China in den Märkten der Eurasischen Wirtschaftsunion wächst. Welche Probleme gibt es für europäische Hersteller und Exporteure und wie kann ein fairer Zugang für alle Marktteilnehmer garantiert werden? Problemstellungen am Beispiel Russlands und wichtige Impulse zur Lösung gebe ich in dem wichtigen Artikel des […]
AT HOME IN THE REGION
AT HOME IN THE REGION 1. In which position do you currently work at Alpha Consulting? Project manger, Dipl.- Engineer. 2. When did you come to Germany and what was it like for you? I arrived 01.12.2016, so now 5 years left. It was really challenging and but also hard, my family joined me 1 […]
Opportunities and risks of technical regulation in Central Asia
Yesterday, I was invited to speak at the hybrid annual meeting of the GIZ Business Scouts and the Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce and Industry about the opportunities and risks of technical regulation in Central Asia and whether my thesis “whoever has the standards has the economic power” can be proven. In a lively panel discussion, […]
Russian Week of Standardisation
During the Russian Week of Standardisation on 15 October 2021, I will celebrate my 50th conference presentation on issues related to technical regulation in machinery and equipment, certification, harmonisation of standards, quality infrastructure, power generation and other related topics such as industrial safety, hydrogen production or modular plant design. I am always happy to discuss these […]
How can hydrogen be made sustainable?
How can hydrogen be made sustainable? On 22 September, I chaired the meeting of the German-Russian working group “Hydrogen Import Regulation” together with Dr Hoffmann (Ostauschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft). In a productive exchange of views, we discussed sustainability criteria that go beyond the CO2 footprint and various technical aspects, including the classification of purity for […]
Dubai/UA: Triple Point Engineering
Dubai/UA: Triple Point Engineering, one of the Uzbek leaders in training, certification infrastructure, technical consultancy, and ALPHA, a global operating certification and engineering service provider, started their joint new course program 2021 on the implementation of ISO /IEC on 01.03. 21 in Dubai. Of course under strict local Covid 19- security concept. “Implementation of International […]
THINK QUALITY, Alpha is at your disposal for your certification and approval projects in China for more than 10 years now.
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ALPHA – Think Quality for the future!
How can my company take on the challenges of the future? Which certification standards do I have to observe, for example for green hydrogen? What regulatory frameworks should I expect? Are my objectives compliant with the regulations? ALPHA with its international network helps you with a true holistic consultancy to identify normative requirements and to […]
ALPHA – Think Quality – wishes our global customers, friends and suppliers a healthy and successful 2021
Often when you think you are at the end of something, you are at the beginning of something else. ALPHA – Think Quality – wishes our global customers, friends and suppliers a healthy and successful 2021 with many new ideas that can also be successfully implemented in covid 19 times and become the beginning of something else.
Think Quality! Relaunch of the ALPHA logo, because ALPHA has been changing!
Over the last decade ALPHA has developed more and more from a provider of certification and inspection services to a full service provider for all questions concerning quality in mechanical and plant engineering in all industrial sectors. Shares in inspection companies have been acquired. An online ALPHA Academy is also currently being developed, which offers […]
New Partnership with Chinese Testing Institute CQM
ALPHA meets CQM: The second largest Chinese testing institute CQM met ALPHA on 13 December to develop a practical concept for optimizing and modulating the application of GB, SELO and international standards in mechanical and plant engineering for European EPCs designing and building plants in the People’s Republic of China. In addition, a cooperation agreement […]
Central Asia Commitee of the German Eastern Business Association
Iphofen/Germany: These were intensive days with the Central Asia Committe in the German Eastern Business Assocciation. Invited and hosted by the Knauf Group, high-ranking company representatives and board members discussed political and economic developments with representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office, talked about the transformation process in Uzbekistan and the strategies of the Asian […]
ALPHA Supports the City’s Bid for European Capital of Culture 2025
ALPHA: Chemnitz in Eastern Germany is the city of our headquarters. Our city applies for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025. ALPHA (certifying–consulting–expediting) supports the campaign. Chemnitz with its rich industrial history of the modern age, the Gründerzeit villas, the diverse cultural life and its many contradictions is only revealed to the viewer […]
German-Azerbaijani Economic Forum 2019
ALPHA/Baku: Azerbaijan is also a growing market for ALPHA in the sectors of industrial safety, conformity assessment and sustainable supply chain management. Four impressive days of intensive discussions with the Ministry of Energency Situations, Azerbaijani inspectors for machinery and plant safety, representatives of important local petrochemical companies, alternative energy providers or the oil industry and […]
First Milestone in Kyrgyzstan Standarisation GIZ Project
ALPHA/Bishkek-Kyrgyzstan: In the three-year international programme for the optimisation of industrial safety, which is being implemented by ALPHA on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the GIZ, our ALPHA engineers successfully completed the first milestone in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz inspectors from GSM and State Inspectorate, quality representatives of large companies such […]
First Milestone in Kandym Project for Hyundai
KANDYM Gas Process Complex/Uzbekistan: On behalf of HYUNDAI, ALPHA has successfully completed the metrological registration of all instruments and the commissioning of the complete calibration laboratory for the Kandym Gas Process Complex with our long-standing partner OOO TPE, National Metrology Institute of Uzbekistan (UzNIM), VNIIR from the Russian Federation, as well as KazInMetr from Kazakhstan. […]
Tag der Deutschen Industrie 2019
Berlin/Tag der Deutschen Industrie 2019 (TDI2019): “We should have more pleasure in winning than fear of losing.” (Jürgen Klopp, German philosopher and coach abroad) is the conclusion of two days of intensive talks and exciting presentations with the CEOs of the major German companies, Chancellor Merkel, the leading politicians of the Bundestag and EU representatives. […]
Indonesia: “Classification of Machines and Plants” according to MIGAS
Balikpapan Refinery/Indonesia: ALPHA successfully completed the milestone “Classification of Machines and Plants” according to MIGAS requirements and partly according to DEPNAKER for selected core packages and equipment manufacturers (safety valves, pressure vessels, electrical equipment, rotating equipment). It was a professional cooperation with our Indonesian network partners, which became better and better in the progress of […]
BMZ/GIZ: Verbesserung der technischen Regulierung für den Betrieb industrieller Anlagen
Kyrgyzstandart Press Release: ЦСМ в рамках проекта GIZ осуществляет совместную работу с ALPHA Consulting GmbH (Германия)
Центр стандартизации и метрологии при Министерстве экономики Кыргызской Республики (ЦСМ) в рамках проекта GIZ осуществляет совместную работу с ALPHA Consulting GmbH (Германия) по оптимизации национальной системы стандартизации в Кыргызской Республике, в части создания и обеспечения устойчивости технических комитетов по стандартизации в горнодобывающей, нефтегазовой и машиностроительной отраслях, в области электроэнергетики, улучшения и активного участия в процессе […]
Uzstandart Press Release: Встреча с представителями Alpha Consulting GmbH в целях внедрения нового проекта
16 апреля 2019 года, в рамках первого рабочего визита немецкой делегации состоялись ряд встреч с представителями «Научно-исследовательского центра по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации», «УзСтандарт» и «САНОАТКОНТЕХГЕОНАЗОРАТ». Германия обладает конкурентным преимуществом в производстве высокотехнологичных товаров, что позволяет ей экспортировать их в другие страны и занимать лидирующие позиции на мировой арене. Немецкая компания ALPHA ConsultingGmbH является независимым […]
Exchange on Technical Regulation in Uzbekistan
ALPHA / Taschkent: ALPHA engineers start their professional consulting activities in Uzbekistan in the field of industrial safety of machines and plants. Thanks to our dedicated colleagues from UZSTANDART and the State Inspectorate under the Cabinet of Ministers (SGKN) for their technical expertise and discussions on the optimization of technical regulation in Uzbekistan, especially the safety […]
Exchange on Technical Regulation in Kyrgyzstan
ALPHA / Bishkek: ALPHA leads and participates in 3 Technical Committees (Oil/Gas, Machinery, Petrochemistry) of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and actively contributes to optimizing the Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union and improving Industrial Safety. Many thanks to our Kyrgyz colleagues from KYRGYZSTANDART and State Inspectorate (SITES) in Bishkek for the lively exchange of […]
ALPHA at OMC 2019 Trade Show
Visit our ALPHA booth at the OMC trade show in Ravenna/Italy from 27-29.03.2019. Our engineers are available to answer your questions about industrial safety, certification, technical compliance and expediting for projects in Europe, Asia and the Eurasian Economic Union. We look forward to welcoming you!
New Flagship Project: “Improvement of Technical Regulation for the Operation of Industrial Plants in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan”
Chemnitz/Bishkek/Tashkent: High-ranking representatives of ALPHA, GIZ, CSM Kyrgyzstan and UZSTANDARD Uzbekistan started their international program “Improvement of Technical Regulation for the Operation of Industrial Plants in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan”. The important sustainable project is planned for 3 years. ALPHA is responsible for the cooperation in the Technical Committees of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and trains local […]
Conference “Future B2B in the Field of Nuclear Energy Between Russia and Germany”
Berlin: ALPHA specialists for nuclear safety and materials management attended the event “Future B2B in the Field of Nuclear Energy Between Russia and Germany” on 19-20 November in Berlin. The meeting was organized by the German Atomic Forum (DAtF), OAOV and ROSATOM. Although German technology has the highest standard of plant safety, the event shows […]
Ecological Responsibility in the Russian Energy Sector
Berlin/ALPHA: The ALPHA management was invited to discuss sustainability in the Russian energy sector together with companies such as NOVATEK / FLYXS, IVECO, CREON ENERGY or IRKUTSKOIL COMPANY during the important event “Ecological Responsibility in the Russian Energy Sector” at Marriott Berlin/Potsdamer Platz on 05.12.2018. It quickly became apparent that the issue of environmental sustainability […]
Recap: Engineering Summit 2018
ALPHA/Engineering Summit: It was a great honour for us as exhibitors and active participants to be part of the Engineering Summit 2018 in Wiesbaden / Germany. We had many in-depth discussions about plant safety, certification of deliveries in modular design, supply chain management or standards for IoT / Industry 4.0 with congress participants who visited […]
Engineering Summit 2018
Come and visit ALPHA at our booth of the Engineering Summit in Wiesbaden (20.-21.11.2018) and discuss certification issues, quality and compliance matters for your EPC project and your conformity assessment questions with us.
Successful Meeting of Initiative for the Harmonisation of Technical Regulation
Ekaterinburg/Russia: The German-Russian Initiative for the Harmonisation of Technical Regulation between Germany and Russia has signed the Memorandum of Understanding. ALPHA employees are actively involved as Vice President of the Initiative (Dr. Thomas Krause/CEO ALPHA) and head of two Technical Committees – on the one hand for conformity assessement of machines and equipment and on […]
Uzbek Delegation in Chemnitz
ALPHA / Chemnitz: On the 4th of September 2018, a high-ranking delegation from Uzbekistan and the Uzbek embassy in Berlin visited the city of Chemnitz and its companies at the invitation of the Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ALPHA CEO Dr. Thomas Krause (far left) had the honour to take part at the reception […]
TRANSGAZ PIPELINE: First Stage
TRANSGAZ-PIPELINE: ALPHA completed the first stage of a great variety of equipment quality audits and pre-shipment inspections of suppliers for modernisation of the high pressure natural gas network TRANSGAZ-PIPELINE in Slovakia, Ukraine and Russian Federation. Many thanks to our qualified ALPHA inspectors, who in cooperation with the sub-suppliers, fulfilled all the high customer requirements for […]
Technical Regulation in the Eurasian Economic Union – Problem Case or Progress?
The implementation of the Customs Union (CU) and later the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) first raised many questions among manufactures of machines and equipment or EPC contractors. Besides an understandable knowledge gap, the main question was whether and how the quality requirements of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union – Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, […]
German-Uzbek relationship reaffirmed at OAOEV event in Berlin
The Uzbek ambassador in Germany, His Excellency Mr. Nabijon Kasimov, discussed with Dr. Thomas Krause (CEO ALPHA and member of the German-Uzbek Economic Council) and Falk Porsche (CEO Deutsche Kabel AG and Vice President German-Uzbek Economic Council) the enormous positive effects of Uzbekistan’s opening and its impact on the safety of machines and equipment during […]
Worldwide inspections by ALPHA – no one is left alone!
In today’s highly competitive market, it is of enormous importance for companies in the process industry and plant engineering, especially in the oil / gas (LNG) or petrochemical industries, to avoid any form of unforeseen delivery stoppages or production delays. In addition, high volatility global regulatory requirements relating to improved risk management lead to increased […]
Key elements to identify professional inspection service in oil / gas and petrochemical industries
Oil and gas exploration, transmission and refinery has become more complicated over the last years. To secure the quality and conformity with local standards and laws make it necessary to contract inspection companies who should be not only independent but need to have strong sophisticated experience, skills and understanding of international and national requirements, e. […]
Technical Compliance – A Key for Increasing Efficiency of International Projects in Russia
ALPHA/Moscow: “Technical Compliance – a key for increasing efficiency of international projects in Russia” was held by ALPHA as key note on the twelfth international scientific and technological conference “Chlorine and its Derivatives 2018” in Moscow. The further lively discussion during the conference reveals the acute challenge of technical compliance and technical regulation in the […]
ALPHA at “Chlorine and its Derivatives 2018” in Moscow
ALPHA / Russian Federation: Rostechnadzor/RTN-Decree No. 554 “Safety Instruction for Chlorine Industry“, Chapter II, P. 6, does not set a definite deadline for conversion of the old mercury-based electrolysis to the new membrane technology, but the technological development as well as modernization of the whole chemical complex use it as a drive for changes. Revamp […]
SUNRISE TOO and ALPHA GmbH has finished their complex registration and inspection work
Kazakhstan: SUNRISE TOO and ALPHA GmbH have finished their complex registration and inspection work for measuring instruments and equipment on the jack-up drilling rig Sәttі/Satty in the Kazakh part of the Caspian Sea.
A glimpse at Alpha’s concept IMCA for modular plant engineering
The burner of today: Modular plant engineering which influences the cost efficiencies and flexibility of EPC contractors is a common discussion today. Prefrabricatedmoduls consisting of piping, switching cabinets, valves, compressors or dosing unitsare preassembled and pretested before delivery. The use of modulesmeans furthermore high standardisation and preassembling of equipment in tailor – made containers. It […]
ALPHA takes part in developing Uzbek national resources
ALPHA certification engineers and our Uzbek colleagues from our affiliated company TPE TOO just finished the conformity assessment and registation of the complete chemical laboratory for HYANDAI Engineering Korea and LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Co. for the Kandym CPF Complex (“Строительство газоперерабатывающего комплекса и обустройство Кандымской группы месторождений”). ALPHA and TPE had been responsible for certification […]
Exporting Compressors as a Challenge – New Technical Regulations for the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
With new regulations of the customs union of Russia – Kazakhstan – Belarus, the export of compressors turns out to be a real challenge. On 15/02/2013, the “Technical Regulations for Machinery and Equipment” entered into force and they imply new compulsory requirements for certification and registration. “Manufacturers face the problem that they don’t even get […]
ALPHA’s Achievements in Sports
Chemnitz/Germany: ALPHA – certification, consulting, expediting – has been awarded as the most athletic company team in the district of Chemnitz by the Sports Federation Authority. High client value in technical compliance and fitness both belong to our ALPHA team.
Russian Federation: Conformity Assessment Concept
Russian Federation: With our ALPHA conformity assessment concept, the challenge is to create value, secure high quality standards and technical compliance for all sub-suppliers and EPC contractors of plant projects in Russia and create synergy effects for local plant operators, says Dr. Thomas Krause (CEO ALPHA). ALPHA is proud to take an active and highly […]