Willbros and Google hosted an Innovation Summit in New York City on August 22, 201 to showcase the cloud-based information system, Integra-Link™. Using Google’s mapping technology, Willbros developed the system to help utility companies manage, maintain, and map their infrastructures – and meet governmental regulations. The technology collects, organizes, visualizes, verifies, and analyzes field data in real-time, anywhere around the world.
Keynote speaker and Willbros president of engineering and technology, Ed Wiegele, said, “Federal and state regulators require operators to have data readily available. Integra-Link provides that in an efficient information system. If there’s an emergency, operators can respond quickly. If there are deficiencies in the pipeline system, they can be corrected in a timely manner.” Willbros senior product manager, Colby Smith, noted that the technology developed by Willbros and Google, “…not only enhances utility reliability, but increases the public’s confidence in North America’s energy infrastructure.”
Willbros and Google will hold multiple Innovation Summits in service areas across the US to offer investors, potential clients, and analysts the opportunity to experience interactive demonstrations of the partnered technology.