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Strategic alliance accelerates digital transformation of power, energy, chemicals and mining industries
Published:  05 July, 2021
The New Connected Build Solution Optimizes Project Efficiency and Improves Sustainability Outcomes for Capital Projects Across the Power, Energy, Chemicals and Mining Industries

AVEVA, has formed a new alliance with Wood, a consulting and engineering company, to accelerate digital transformation of industries such as power, energy, chemicals and mining with the launch of Connected Build, a key part of Wood’s Digital Twin offering. AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management is a key component of Connected Build.

Connected Build optimises project delivery while improving collaboration on new build projects and facilitating the digital modernisation of existing plants and refurbishments. It capitalises on design efficiencies to deliver the build accurately the first time, unlocking sustainability and value benefits while ensuring worker safety. As part of Wood’s vision for operational excellence, technology to standardise and optimise delivery is key to achieving efficiencies and to meet sustainability targets.

Connected Build is a key part of Wood’s Engineering Digital Twin strategy by sharing project status and materials availability data in real-time with all stakeholders, optimising project execution through benefits such as improved labour productivity, reduced material waste and costs, shortened project cycles and improved yield. When applied to the engineering and build phases, the Connected Build approach results in rapid and seamless project handover, while shortening time to production and improving digital resiliency for Wood’s clients.

“AVEVA is a strong supporter of Wood’s vision of delivering reliable and reproducible capital project efficiencies and optimisation of industrial operations. With Connected Build, AVEVA and Wood are realising value across diverse industries and geographies through data-driven digital transformation,” said Amish Sabharwal, executive vice president, engineering business, AVEVA.

“The AVEVA-Wood alliance combines engineering with execution technology and expertise to deliver the perfect mix of enhanced project efficiency, sustainability and operational agility for our clients across the power generation and transmission, energy, chemicals, and mining industries,” says Darren Martin, Group CTO, Wood.

Initial deployments of Wood’s Connected Build Digital Twin has set a new benchmark for digital engineering, boosting safety, and improving overall asset performance while delivering savings on the total cost of the project and an additional saving in operations and maintenance.

AVEVA and Wood share a significant history of innovation. Wood has previously integrated its own Go-Technology™ commissioning solution into its use of the AVEVA Engineering Design software suite. To support the rapid acceleration of their Connected Build offering, Wood has standardized AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management to provide a single, coordinated platform approach across all stages of a project, from design and materials procurement to construction, advanced work packaging, commissioning and completions.

Going forward, the two organisations will remain strategically aligned with a laser focus on delivering maximum value for shared clients through continuous technology improvements and developments.