AVEVA and Wood launch industrial solution to accelerate digital transformation

AVEVA WoodAVEVA, one of the global leaders in industrial software driving digital transformation and sustainability, has partnered with Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, to launch Connected Build digital twin offering to accelerate digital transformation of industries such as power, energy, chemicals and mining 

Wood has standardised its use of AVEVA enterprise resource management as a major component of the Connected Build offering to its industrial clients globally

Connected Build optimises project delivery while improving collaboration on new build projects and facilitating the digital modernisation of existing plants and refurbishments. The solution 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, leveraging technology to standardise and optimise delivery is key to achieving efficiencies and to meet sustainability targets.   

The Connected Build solution is a major 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 labor 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 bold innovation vision of delivering reliable and reproducible capital project efficiencies and operations optimisation in the industrial space. With Connected Build, AVEVA and Wood are realising value for customers 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,” said Darren Martin, Group chief technological officer, Wood

The initial deployments of Wood’s Connected Build Digital Twin have 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 standardised 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.

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