Aberdeen software company Infotechnics has been selected by Scottish Power to implement their advanced operational logging & reporting software Opralog.
The contract award is part of a drive by Scottish Power towards a more centralised shift logging and reporting system. Scottish Power, part of the Iberdrola Group, will be implementing Opralog across all their coal, gas and hydro power generation assets throughout the UK in order to improve their operational efficiency and ensure a high level of safety throughout the business.
Jim Ross, Project Manager at Scottish Power, outlines the company’s requirement, said: "As part of the Scottish Power Business Operational Transformation Program, we identified a desire to move away from the current methods for shift logging and implement a system that will provide a centralized view of all generating sites.
"The aim was for valuable information to be presented and utilized in a manner that would increase operational efficiency and enable us to maintain a high level of safety. Opralog ensures more effective communication between shifts, and facilitates our legal requirements to provide documentation on plant status and events during the shift handover.
"Our coal, gas and hydro stations all have different requirements and characteristics, and the highly flexible and configurable nature of Opralog ensures it is utilized in the most effective way at each site. Opralog will interface to other plant systems and automatically capture significant events thus improving information quality and reducing manual effort”.
Speaking about the contract, Infotechnics’ Business Development Director Jon Howard said “We are delighted that Scottish Power has chosen to use Opralog and we look forward to working together on this project. One of the most important criteria that Scottish Power had for the Operational Shift Logging System was to effectively manage knowledge and information across each site.
"Information has to be visible and available to users for them to conduct detailed and granular analysis with an aim of quickly and effectively communicating a single “best practice” method across the business for key operational activities.
"Opralog is able to capture complex information whilst still being extremely intuitive and simple to use for the end user, and by interfacing to various other plant systems Scottish Power will have a complete view of the plant status and events for all locations at any one time."