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AVEVA and Wood launch industrial solution to accelerate digital transformation

Friday, July 2, 2021

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software driving digital transformation and sustainability, has formed a new alliance with Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, to accelerate digital transformation of industries such as power, energy, chemicals and mining with the launch of a new solution called Connected Build, a key part of Wood's Digital Twin offering.

Wood has standardized its use of AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management as a key component of the Connected Build offering to its industrial clients globally.

Connected Build optimizes project delivery while improving collaboration on new build projects and facilitating the digital modernization of existing plants and refurbishments. The new solution capitalizes 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 standardize and optimize delivery is key to achieving efficiencies and to meet sustainability targets.

The new Connected Build solution 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, optimizing 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.

'New operating environments call for dynamic new engineering solutions. AVEVA is a strong supporter of Wood's bold innovation vision of delivering reliable and reproducible capital project efficiencies and operations optimization in the industrial space. With Connected Build, AVEVA and Wood are realizing 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,' 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 organizations 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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