AVEVA, an engineering and industrial software provider, launched last Monday Unified Operations Centre, its command-and-control solution for infrastructure operators such as smart cities and facilities management, and for industries like Oil & Gas, and Mining.
With its launch, the company is eyeing critical infrastructure providers in Southeast Asia to achieve digital transformation by tying together their IT and OT (Operational Technology). AVEVA provides a single solution that integrates IT and OT applications in a central hub, enhanced by industry-specific customisations.
Working side-by-side with leading companies in these verticals, AVEVA has turned best practices into templated solutions that are repeatable, scalable and adaptable, enabling fast implementation and return on investment.
“By partnering with leading companies in the process and infrastructure market we have witnessed the operational gains that this ‘system of systems’ approach can achieve. Now, organisations of any size across Southeast Asia can benefit by rapidly deploying our industry-proven, template-based solutions to transform their businesses with confidence,” said Rashesh Mody, vice president of AVEVA’s Monitoring & Control business.
“The Unified Operations Centre enables companies to achieve operational excellence and increase profitability through more efficient energy consumption and predictive maintenance. We expect to deliver other industry solutions, like power and water, in the coming months,” he said.
Real-life use cases
Organisations such as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Assmang Proprietary Ltd and the city of Atal Nagar in India have pioneered early versions of this tailored approach and have realised reductions in project implementation times by as much as 60% over the more time-intensive process of integrating bespoke solutions.
According Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi, senior vice president, digital at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), their company’s operations across the entire value chain are vast and varied.
“The Panorama Command Centre gives us unifed live data access across all our operations and business unit,” he said. “Modelling, simulations and analytics have also allowed ADNOC to drive greater production efficiencies across the board.”
Assmang Proprietary turned to AVEVA to centralise operations, consolidate its value chain, and increase situational awareness among three individual mineshafts at its Black Rock Mine Operations. Yogesh Ramjattan, business improvement manager at Black Rock Mine Operations explained why the AVEVA solution was critical to success.
“What we needed was a total view of our value chain, from the face through to our train loading, with everything brought under one umbrella that would allow us to get the full view of all of our infrastructure, all our different plants and mining operations, to enable us to manage the entire process far more efficiently,” he said.
At Atal Nagar (Naya Raipur), India’s first greenfield smart city, AVEVA’s Unified Operations Centre was used to integrate grid, water, SCADA building, street lighting, rapid transport, CCTV, e-governance, energy management, traffic management systems and city help desk applications into a central command centre.
The command and control centre was inaugurated India prime minister Narendra Modi who referred to it as a “role model” for Indian cities.
Amitabh Kant, CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India, said that the centre was “extremely well conceptualised, planned, and executed”
He added: “The solution will enable Chhattisgarh to technologically leap-frog. The infrastructure created is world class. The city is futuristic.”
Commitment to critical infrastructure providers
AVEVA has carved its niche in delivering engineering and industrial software that drives digital transformation across the entire asset and operations lifecycle of critical infrastructure providers.
The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers.
Its new Unified Operations Centre is a central hub that transforms the control room into a collaborative workspace. Functional silos are broken down by contextualising operational and business data to enable teams to make better decisions based on accurate, real-time information.
The Unified Operations Centre offers faster time-to-value through industry-proven solution templates, reports, dashboards and operational KPIs. These unify all available data from operations, process, engineering, maintenance and finance, thereby enabling teams to improve their situational awareness of real-time operations and make better decisions.
Unified Operations Centre is based on a ‘system of systems’ approach. This enables seamless plug-in of apps, predictive analytics, CCTV video, GIS maps, ERP systems, Engineering P&ID diagrams and more, all within the unified user interface.