As the global demand for energy increases, operators will take on
more complex and higher risk projects to exploit discovered
resources. They will seek to manage their risk by distributing it into
their engineering contractor supply chain and, as a result, EPCs will
be presented with compressed timescales, stricter safety
requirements and more complex engineering problems to solve.
Plant design systems are a business critical tool for EPCs and need to
play an important role by providing a platform for design efficiency
and project agility. Plant design solutions must be quick to deploy
and easy to use, and must help to improve design productivity and
quality. Time spent at the start of the project setting up software is
the most expensive time to lose on the project – software needs to
let the engineers engineer.
In this paper, AVEVA outlines how the future of plant design will see
greater levels of agility, productivity, efficiency and compliance for