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Worley, Aveva enter final phase of EPC-focused ERM system's roll-out

Australian contractor has worked with tech company to optimise Aveva's Enterprise Resource Management system for EPC firms

The EPC contracting sector is changing.
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The EPC contracting sector is changing.

Australian Securities Exchange-listed contractor Worley has picked Cambridge, UK-headquartered Aveva to deliver a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) system that is expected to support engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) organisations, as its referred materials management platform.

The ERM system that was previously used in marine engineering operations will be optimised by Worley and Aveva to effectively perform as “the industry’s first cloud-based [ERM] platform purpose-built for EPCs”. 

Functionalities expected to be offered by Aveva’s ERM system in collaboration with Worley include project-specific information that will allow EPC firms to view and work on projects as standalone entities; migrate Worley’s legacy corporate catalogue and specs to create a standardised model for EPC companies; and streamline internal training processes.

Worley and Aveva kicked off the final stage of their four-phase programme to optimise the ERM platform for EPC companies.

Phases 1, 2, and 3 respectively included design, build incorporation, and integration and catalogue readiness, while the final phase includes launching the new platform and decommissioning Worley’s legacy system. 

The first official roll-out of Aveva’s optimised ERM system is due at Worley this month, with the contractor set to use Aveva ERM and Aveva Everything 3D plant project software together for greater efficiency. 

Aveva said in a statement that its ERM system had “reduced training time across engineering, procurement, and project controls by 23%”.

Commenting on the collaboration, Worley’s chief executive officer, Andrew Wood, said: “The EPC market is undergoing a period of change and our customers are looking to us to help them find solutions in this new world.  

“The advances in technology and digital disruption have provided us with an opportunity to rethink our approach to materials management. We needed to deliver an efficient, cloud-based solution customised for the nuances of our market.”

Aveva’s CEO, Craig Hayman, added: “The construct of the co-managed project team exceeded all expectations.

“We set up stringent delivery benchmarks and executed the project in phases to ensure alignment between the teams remained in place.

“A transparent and open working relationship with a keen focus on the success of the initiative played a crucial role in adjusting to all project challenges, and this solution is something we are proud to have delivered together.”

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