Published on 16-Dec-2011
"We have used [IBM] Maximo to optimize our field workforce manpower utilization and reduce our annual maintenance plan. The annual maintenance plan has been reduced around 40 percent." - —Mustafa Aziz, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority
United Arab Emirates
Mustafa Aziz from the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority discusses how IBM Maximo software enables his organization to build a smarter power and water distribution system.
ADWEA is embarking on a concept called Smart Utility which will seek integration of technology into the power generation, distribution and transmission sides to help the company efficiently dispatch power and fulfill customer needs.
IBM Maximo software provides ADWEA with a platform to integrate systems via a service oriented architecture. The company has implemented IBM Maximo in various business units which are traditionally non-Maximo oriented. The foremost is the health, safety and quality group. ADWEA is also rolling out Maximo Oil and Gas in a utility for incident management, incident tracking and change management.
Optimizes field workforce and manpower utilization; Reduces annual maintenance plan by 40 percent; Enables development of Smart Utility concept by integrating systems via a service oriented architecture
“Abu Dhabi has seen a lot of growth in the past few years,” says Mustafa Aziz, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). “Our power and water demand has increased about 7.5 percent year-on-year for the past several years and we are projecting the same demand in the coming years. ADWEA is embarking on a concept called Smart Utility, which will seek integration of technology into the power generation, distribution and transmission side so we make sure that we efficiently dispatch the power and fulfill the needs of our customers.”
“Maximo 7 [IBM® Maximo® Asset Management] is based on state-of-the-art technology and it provides us with a platform where we can integrate other systems through a service oriented architecture framework,” says Aziz. “The integrations are very easy and the data information exchange is going to be very easy.”
“We have gone out into various business units which are traditionally non-Maximo oriented,” says Aziz. “The foremost is the health, safety and quality groups within the company and we are rolling out Maximo Oil and Gas version in a utility for incident management, incident tracking and change process management. We have used Maximo for Utilities and we have rolled out the CUE [Compatible Unit Estimating] functionality in that area of the business. Maximo is one of the biggest systems which touches a lot of users in Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority.”
“The biggest benefit is documentation of information and we have used [IBM] Maximo to optimize our field workforce manpower utilization and reduce our annual maintenance plan,” says Aziz. “The annual maintenance plan has been reduced around 40 percent.”
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