Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 - Page 49

COUNTRY FOCUS: UAE AVEVA releases first Unified Operations Center Solution for customers to capitalise on Digital Transformation T he Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is benefiting from AVEVA’s Unified Operations Center, a central hub that transforms the control room into a collaborative workspace. information. AVEVA is the first to provide a single solution that integrates IT and OT (Operational Technology) applications in a central hub, enhanced by industry-specific customisations. The centre unifies all available data from operations, process, engineering, maintenance and finance, enabling teams to improve their situational awareness of real- time operations and make better decisions. 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. The Unified Operations Center 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. AVEVA’s Unified Operations Center, built on AVEVA System Platform, offers faster time-to-value through industry-proven solution templates, reports, dashboards and operational KPIs. Functional silos are broken down by contextualising operational and business data to enable teams to make better decisions based on accurate, real-time Organisations such as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) 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. Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi, Senior Vice President, Digital, at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), said: “ADNOC’s operations across the entire value chain are vast and varied and the Panorama Command Centre gives us unified live data access across all our operations and business units. “Modelling, simulations and analytics have also allowed ADNOC to drive greater production efficiencies across the board. “AVEVA is a key partner for ADNOC as we continue to adopt the latest technologies and drive our Oil & Gas 4.0 mission to stay ahead of the world’s growing energy demand.” Rashesh Mody, Vice President of AVEVA’s Monitoring and Control business, said: “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 can benefit by rapidly deploying our industry-proven, template-based solutions to transform their businesses with confidence. “The Unified Operations Center 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.” Dubai Airports enhances customer experience with real-time monitoring system D ubai Airports, which operates Dubai International Airport, has launched a high-tech system that monitors airport operations in real-time and visualises traffic flows to support consistently smooth operations at the world’s busiest airport. realtimeDXB, a bespoke cloud-based platform, gathers data generated by more than 50 operational systems, including those of Dubai Airports and its many service partners. It uses this information to keep all operational teams involved aware of not only the current scenarios but also developing situations anywhere from airfield to kerbside to anticipate challenges more accurately, facilitate greater collaboration between service partners and quick decision-making. Damian Ellacott, Vice President of the Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC) at Dubai Airports, said: “As a system that makes key operational information visible in real-time to all service partners involved in the day to day running of the airport, realtimeDXB is a major step forward in our journey to develop common situational awareness. “With ability to measure operational efficiency, it provides us and our partners with enhanced decision-support tools to improve operations and manage disruption more effectively. This system will be instrumental in the implementation of new INTELLIGENTCIO 49