April 02, 2014, San Francisco, CA — Australian based WorleyParsons, a world-leading provider of technical, project and operational support services, has signed a general agreement with ASD Global for the use of OptiPlant, Pipe Router and Pipe Support Optimizer for all its projects worldwide. In order to increase engineering efficiency for pre FEED and FEED Projects, WorleyParsons deploys OptiPlant to digitize, visualize, analyze, and optimize plants with a high level of productivity and accuracy. As the designs and models from OptiPlant can be reused for other projects and in Detail Design, the potential savings to the overall project is substantial.
Rapid yet robust definition of projects continues to be a focus and bottleneck for major capital projects across the process industries. Some of the key challenges faced by WorleyParsons included: meeting shorter schedules of project delivery, managing the alignment of the process schematic and physical design of the plant; and time-consuming setup of the detail design systems. The Calgary office took the lead in implementing OptiPlant first on a FEED project and saw project returns immediately. “Many Alberta oil sands FEED Projects have been executed using OptiPlant have proved to be highly successful. OptiPlant can equally be used for offshore as well as onshore projects. Most importantly, OptiPlant really saved the day with respect to schedule and change,” said Jeffrey Herring, WorleyParsons Design Manager.
“ASD Global will be working with some major offices to implement and roll-out OptiPlant on Select and Define projects that can start to address some of the Industry challenges faced by our Customers with regards to schedule, change management, quality and predictability of outcome,” said Martin Brooks, WorleyParsons Group Director of Engineering. Manu Chatterjee, ASD Global Chairman and Founder, said, “ASD and WorleyParsons are developing a mutually beneficial relationship, and we are proud to be their partner in increasing optimization, productivity, and better designs for all front-end projects.”
ASD’s OptiPlant is the leading pre-FEED and FEED solution in the industry, enabling rapid 3D modeling, review of multiple options, and generation of all required deliverables for estimating, design, procurement, construction planning, and engineering.
About Worley Parsons
Headquartered in Australia, WorleyParsons has been in operation for over 30 years and is today one of the world’s leading providers of technical, project and operational support services for the process industries. The company employs a global team of 37,500 and has 165 offices operating in 43 countries, including offshore Centres of Excellence in Houston, London, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. These are full-service EPC centres dedicated to each of WorleyParsons’ industry sectors: Minerals, Metals & Chemicals; Hydrocarbons; Power and Infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.worleyparsons.com/
About ASD GLOBAL
Advanced Software Design (ASD) Inc.(www.asdglobal.com) is a dynamic engineering and technology company, offering a wide range of solutions and services to all disciplines and phases of engineering, construction, and project management for Process, Power, and Offshore Plants globally. ASD was founded in 1984 to fulfill the immediate and long-term needs of the Power Industry by developing and applying cutting edge technologies to substantially reduce the total costs of commissioning major nuclear and fossil power plants. Today, ASD provides knowledge based engineering software solutions and related services for the Front End Loading (FEL), Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Detail Design, and Construction phases of any industrial plant project.
With its advanced technology based solutions and unparalleled services organization in the Global arena, ASD has steadily grown within the Plant Industry as the leading provider of automation solutions to improve productivity. ASD’s solutions have produced significant benefits related to quality, schedule and cost for Refineries, Gas, LNG, FPSO, Power, Pharmaceutical and new alternative energy plants.
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