How are energy and process enterprises leveraging EIIR providers? (Deals/Contracts/ Partnerships)
TCS is selected by a leading American chemical conglomerate, for improving their plant safety by leveraging IoT-based TCS Digifleet solution that enables real-time tracking of vehicle movement and safety compliance within their facilities.
HCL was selected to run one of the world’s largest test and innovation labs for a smart metering network service provider. The solution utilizes the power of IoT-led transformation to automate the entire lab’s operations. This will unlock incremental value for the customer around testing and quality assurance services, ensuring that the highest quality and latest standards-compliant smart metering devices are installed in the network. This will lead to reduced security threats and prevention of costly time delays and interoperability failures in the rollout of the nation-wide smart metering program.
Wipro is working with DC Water for pipeline anomaly detection.
Ricardoand Tata Power-DDL collaborate on smart energy management in India
Pankaboard Oy chooses Tieto for MES solution.
Schlumberger, Chevron and Microsoft announce collaboration to accelerate digital transformation. They will work together to accelerate development of cloud-native solutions and deliver actionable data insights for the oil industry.
Oceaneering to reduce training times and increase mission readiness through high fidelity, real-time 3D simulations to CM Lab Simulations.
Capgemini’s Industrial IoT solution connects machines, manufacturing operations and people across BHGE’s Italian sites. Transformed shop floor processes and manufacturing execution system have enabled the BHGE TPS business to achieve productivity gains and prevent valuable machine downtime.
Etteplan has won a major order from Stora Enso concerning the conversion of the Oulu paper mill into a packaging board mill. Etteplan will be responsible for the plant engineering of the wood handling system and the fiber line, including process, layout, piping, steel structure, electricity, automation, HVAC & plumbing and fire protection engineering.
CraneTagz , emerged from collaboration between Accenture and Chevron, increases workers’ awareness of heavy equipment, including crane and forklift operations, providing visual and audio alerts to operators and workers who get too close to these hazards. Using ultra-wideband tracking (UWB) technology, CraneTagz determines the position of a worker wearing a special badge with an accuracy of six inches. Telemetry sensors also determine the position of crane loads to ensure safe work distances.
BID Group, a global leader in the forest products industry, will leverage PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things platform to develop BID Group’s next generation predictive analytics product. The digitally connected offering, “OPER8”, is being designed to enable lumber mills to maximize productivity, increase throughput, and improve overall reliability of the manufacturing process via real-time data analytics and a rich array of production reporting.
Aspen Technology announced that HQC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Petroleum Engineering has implemented Aspen HYSYS Dynamics software to maximize safety, throughput and profits at the design phase of critical systems. The easy adoption of dynamic process simulation software advances HQC’s digital transformation journey to increase asset value and improve performance early in the asset lifecycle.
How are energy and process enterprises organizing their EIIR activities? (GICs/ R&D Best Practices/Solutions)
GE Renewable Energy plans to establish a new R&D center in the city of Guangzhou.
Soon fuel can be delivered to your doorsteps with mobile fuelling stations and packaged fuels. That is one of the proposition of Reliance and BP JV which will open 5500 fuel outlets in India.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is to open a research and development (R&D) center to encourage advances in LNG-related technology. The center will enable SHI to research LNG core technologies, including the liquefaction of gases and cryogenic storage systems for ships and offshore plants.
It is believed that aluminum will replace steel in EVs to reduce weight. POSCO developed giga steel with less weight but better strength than aluminum stressing the importance of passenger safety. Giga steel refers to ultrahigh-tensile strength steel strong enough to endure pressure of 100 kilograms per square millimeter, or 1 gigapascal. Engineers at POSCO R&D are working with battery makers, parts makers and OEMs to test the use of giga steel in vehicle parts through computer-aided simulations. Aluminum has better formality and is lighter than steel, but the material is not as strong as steel. POSCO wants to stressing the importance of passenger safety in EVs through giga steel.
Voice assistants for R&D industry. One such assistant for chemical industry is COATINO by Evonik. Instead of weather and music, COATINO will talk about chemical properties.
Syngenta acquires Cropio, an agriculture business software company.
Micro Lab Farms, the premier provider of automated indoor micro-farms, is opening a new R&D Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Indian Oil to invest Rs 2,282 crore to set-up second R&D centre in Faridabad IOC’s R&D vertical employs over 400 scientists and the completion of the second campus would take the strength to 1,000 scientists. It will house facilities which will research on alternative & renewable energy, industrial bio-technology, nanotechnology, refining technology, petrochemicals, applied metallurgy, pipeline research, catalytic interventions for clean energy processes and carbon nanotube & batteries.
Siemens is planning to acquire Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), a technology- leading global supplier of software and services for advanced process modelling. The technology is widely used in the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries to accelerate innovation, improve process design and operation, streamline R&D and manage technology risk. The combination of high-fidelity predictive models and real-time process data play an increasingly important role in the digitalization of operations in the process industry.
How are energy and process engineering service providers developing their solutions and capabilities?
Aspen Technology acquires Mnubo and Sabisu to boost its AI, visualization and AI capabilities. This will empower Aspen Technology to help its customers in getting more value out of their existing assets in process industry.
Wipro has partnered with Intel. Wipro has launched edge AI solutions for pipeline anomaly detection, surface crack detection and medical anomaly detection all powered by Intel Xeon processors. These solutions are designed to be customizable as per each customer’s specific needs and then integrated into their broad technology environment, thereby accelerating time-to-market and reduction in R&D costs.
Belcan acquires Lagoni Engineering, a London-based multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and technical services provider focused on the energy industry. Lagoni’s current offering includes engineering and consultancy services across technical safety, control and automation, operational technology, and cyber security for a broad range of companies in the energy industry.
QuEST Global launched Eagle 2.0, an end-to-end customizable open source platform to enhance asset management and performance monitoring. The platform will help key players in the Oil & Gas and Power industries to realize benefits of connected assets and connected factories by aggregating data from various disparate sub-systems, remote devices and multi-sites. The customizable Eagle 2.0 framework, can be integrated with third-party platforms.
Energy and process resources: consultant/ analyst updates
AI analyzed 3.3 million scientific abstracts and discovered possible new materials.
Another PE investment in Indian IT mid-tier. Greater Pacific Capital invests $100 million in Enzen Global Solutions, an energy focused IT service provider with $200 million revenue and 3600 people.
Now UK has more EV charging points than fuel stations. A great milestone reached in 2019. In numbers, this is 9,300 EV charging locations compared to 8,400 fuel stations.
Heat generated at London Underground will be used to heat 1350 homes.
Vestas and Siemens Gamesa plan 1200 job cuts across Denmark and Germany.
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