HANNOVER - Equinor is working with Aucotec’s Engineering Base (EB) platform on the new Johan Sverdrup oil rig project, which will begin oil production at the end of 2019.
"Equinor expects a significant simplification and thus an acceleration of maintenance work. Changes and collaboration with many subcontractors, whether in the design area or in operation, are much easier to implement and are more consistent with this unique master engineering database," said Uwe Vogt, executive officer at Aucotec. For this purpose, more than 350,000 Johan Sverdrup documents are being migrated to EB and digitally processed there. The system covers all core disciplines of process engineering from FEED via basic and detailed engineering, DCS configuration and cause & effect support to maintenance.
Since all disciplines are covered by EB's object-oriented plant model, changes have only to be centrally entered once. Each representation of the modified object is automatically updated. "This is how EB contains the complete digital twin with all its logic, and not just a sub-discipline," said Vogt. "Not only EB, but also the whole Aucotec team won them over," he added.