Gas Compression

Full Capabilities.  Competent Solutions.

Alco offers a full range of compression solutions including reciprocating, screw and rotary vane compressor packages utilizing industry leading OEM providers for compressor and driver options.  Alco’s deep global industry experience in fabrication of natural gas process systems and packages makes us a dependable source for compression solutions ranging from small standard units to larger sophisticated packages dealing with highly complex gas mediums and stringent specifications.  Alco engineers, designs and manufactures all of its package process vessels and spooling in house to ensure consistent QA/QC procedural requirements are met to Alco standards.

A selection of Applications we specialize in:

  • Natural Gas Gathering
  • Refrigeration Compression
  • Overheads/Recycle Compression
  • Inlet/Sales Gas Compression
  • Vapor Recovery Compression
  • Acid Gas Compression
  • Fuel Gas Booster Compressors (CHP/CCPP Projects)
  • Landfill Gas
  • Retrofit Services

We support multiple OEM compressor brands, including Ariel, GE, Howden, Mycom, Sullair as well as others and supply various electric drivers from a wide range of industry leading suppliers.



ALCO’s pressure vessel and structural steel facilities enable us to engage in all aspects of structural steel and vessel fabrication. ALCO employs a skilled workforce that consists of a core group of experienced, dedicated, and forward thinking tradespeople that handle a base load of work. As work flows cycle, ALCO human resources group draws on local and international labour pools. ALCO is firmly established in steel construction and constantly ensures that the right skill set is on the floor to adequately manage any and all incoming work.

ALCO’s hook-up and assembly shop is a state of the art building that is designed with efficiency in mind. With an under hook height of 45 feet, ALCO can assemble almost any size of modularized gas plant. Just like ALCO’s vessel fabrication facilities, this shop has its own skilled work force that is committed to producing a top quality product. All pipe spooling is completed in this shop and is manufactured according to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and 31.3.


ALCO’s pressure vessel and structural steel shop spans 50,000 sq. ft. and boasts six overhead cranes ranging in capacity from 10 tons to 20 tonnes.

ALCO’s hook-up facilities spans nearly 50,000 sq. ft. and boasts four overhead cranes each with two 25 tonne hoists.

ALCO’s office area is 11,000 sq. ft. and is conveniently located right beside the fabrication facilities to ensure close communications between the fabrication and engineering.

ALCO’s yard and laydown area cover 18 acres. Alco has several mobile cranes and forklifts to facilitate the moving and loading of equipment.


ALCO’s capable engineering group is fully integrated to completely engineer any modularized gas or oil production equipment. ALCO’s project and enginnering group includes expertise in process, mechanical, instrumentation, and project engineering. In addition to engineering in house work for modularization, ALCO can offer engineering services that include detailed cost estimates, feasibility analysis for new projects and debottlenecking, detailed engineering design, as well as plant performance analysis.

ALCO is an industry leader in the engineering and modularization of gas processing equipment including dew point control plants, deep cut LPG recovery plants, amine plants, fractionation facilites, process heaters, separators, and dehydration units.

To any customer, no matter what location or for what use a plant is to be designed for, ALCO’s engineering group can rely on it’s ability and experience to produce a product that is unequaled by any others in terms of engineering design and innovation.

ALCO’s engineering and projects team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist any caller with their process equipment needs or emergencies. For all such situations, call (780) 914-7006.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

ALCO recognizes that in a globalized world with ever increasing emphasis on quality, in order to be considered a leader in the industry, a very specific and dedicated approach to quality control and quality assurance is needed.

In order to meet this need and to adhere to our mission, ALCO has developed its in house QA/QC program to meet or exceed all aspects of regulatory and customer requirements. Given the importance of quality of workmanship and the need to meet and exceed customer expectations, QA/QC forms an integral part of ALCO’s bidding process.

When it comes to Quality and Customer Satisfaction, ALCO offers:

A company-wide philosophy of delivering quality excellence.

 commitment to meet or exceed industry standards.

 program that covers all aspects of non destructive examination including (RT, MPI, LPI, UT, PMI and Hardness).

 welding program certified to CSA, CWB, and ASME. This welding program also includes a set of weld procedures written according to the ASME Section IX. This set of weld procedures cover a range of welding capabilities that includes the following processes SAW, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW. ALCO’s weld procedures also cover a wide range of carbon steels, and low and high alloy steels.

A certification to design, fabricate, and designate pressure vessels with the applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) “U2”, “U”, “UM”, and “S” stamps.

A commitment to engineering excellence. ALCO is registered with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta).

A capability to adapt to the design, fabrication, and manufacturing requirements of other international standards including, API, ASME, CENELEC, NEMA, CSA, CE Directives, GOST, ANSI, ABSA, ATEX, IEC, NEC, PED, DNV, TEMA, and UL.

A detailed summary of ALCO’s Quality Control / Quality Assurance is available on the following link.

Scope of Supply spans the World

Since ALCO’s inception over 40 years ago, ALCO has been supplying engineered gas and oil processing equipment to Canadian  and global energy producers.  ALCO has designed, built, and commissioned equipment that is currently operating  in several countries on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica) in the world.

ALCO’s diverse background and experience continues to instill confidence in customers from every corner of the earth.  Confidence that ALCO possesses the technical skill sets, cultural understanding, and work force that are all so vital when it comes to creating a product for use in any climate and any location.