Early February AVEVA announced that Fabricom Offshore Services is using AVEVA software for the brownfield modification of GDF Suez’s Cygnus Platform in 2016.
Using both LFM Server and AVEVA Laser Model Interface, Fabricom can economically capture the asset’s as-built configuration into the AVEVA 3D design environment. AVEVA’s 3D design modelling software will enable Fabricom to more easily create an accurate and complete 3D design to improve operation and maintenance efficiency for the platform for many years into the future.
“AVEVA software is widely used and there is a good skilled workforce in the UK,” said Michael Ketley, Engineering Manager, Fabricom. “This gives us a great deal of project flexibility and helps us to get up and running quickly. AVEVA’s 3D design modelling software provides huge cost and time savings as it automates the modelling process and is particularly powerful when integrating with laser scan and point cloud data. It produces an accurate digital version of the asset, greatly reducing the possibility of errors. Using AVEVA Global™ our design teams at different locations can now work together as though they were in a single office. We are able to dynamically share evolving designs and high quality deliverables with both Fabricom staff and our clients as the project progresses.”
“The last couple of years have been challenging for the whole industry and in a market with reduced capital investment, revamps and upgrades are becoming increasingly prevalent to extend the operating life of existing assets,” said Evgeny Fedotov, Senior Vice-President, Global Head of EPC Sales, AVEVA. “Our 3D laser scanning software efficiently and accurately captures the as-built asset to create a data-driven baseline for revamps, improvement planning and operational compliance. The ability to work expertly with aging brownfield assets is now essential for both EPCs and their Owner Operators (OOs). It is an important enabler of efficient plant revamp and upgrade projects, reducing the cost, risk and downtime during plant modification. This is particularly important when revamping complex or extremely dense assets such as offshore facilities. The capability allows EPCs and OOs to create a detailed Digital Asset that accurately represents the physical asset in order to support the extended life cycle of their facilities.”
All AVEVA’s laser technologies are hardware-neutral, allowing the use of any of the leading scanning systems. The LFM suite also supports use with third-party 3D design systems, not just AVEVA’s.