Interview by China Energy News: "Asset management in the Energy Industry has bright prospects"
Just before the COVID-19 crisis hit, Siveco China's Vice President Paul Wang was interviewed for China Energy News (People's Daily group) by journalist Ms. Bie Fan in Beijing. Paul shared insights about the development of Smart O&M in the energy industry, stressing the long history of Siveco in China.
Siveco China was founded in 2004 by veterans of the Chinese power market, active in this market since the 90s. A R&D center, the bluebee® lab, was opened in 2009, dedicated to mobility for risk prevention. Over the past decade, innovations were developed to address the needs of fast-growing Chinese infrastructures and were also applied on Belt & Road projects.
The key points of the interview are:
- Most problems experienced with IT solutions for O&M in the energy sector are caused by the lack of industrial and methodological know-how (by suppliers and in-house IT).
- Although we are supposedly in the era of 4.0, most energy plants start operation without a computerized maintenance system in place. This leads to years of operation using paper, excel (with all related inefficiencies and losses) and later an often painful implementation of IT system for maintenance.
- Technology is the medicine, but good doctors are still needed to make a diagnosis and recommend the right treatment.
- Various Siveco clients are named in the article, such as Hanas LNG, Fushun Mining, Yingde Gases, power plants built by CNEEC overseas…
In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Siveco China story rings true. In the past 20 years, Siveco went through many crisis and game-changing events as the nation underwent its unprecedented transformation. We are confident in steering the business successfully during the crisis together with our energy and infrastructure clients.
Click here to read the full interview (only available in Chinese).
About Siveco China
Siveco China (www.sivecochina.com), founded in 2004, is a pioneer in the development of Smart Technologies for the Operation & Maintenance of infrastructures and industrial plants, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".
Long before the terms "smart" and "4.0" were coined, Siveco has been helping clients optimize the lifecycle of their assets and ensure regulatory compliance using IT. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", the company has designed a unique approach combining expert maintenance consulting and technological innovation. Smart O&M solutions developed in Siveco's R&D center in Shanghai cover Asset Management, Maintenance 4.0, Risk Prevention and HSE, utilizing Mobility, IoT, BIM, AR and AI technologies.
Siveco China has over 900 customer sites all over Greater China and on the Belt & Road, including ABB, Baosteel Metal, Beijing Environment, Capital Water, Carrefour China, CEPSA, CNEEC, CNOOC, COSCO, Fushun Mining, Engie, Everbright, GE, New World Development, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Suez NWS, Yingde Gases, Zhongshan Water etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies and with international clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.
Siveco China has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Brilliant 40 Years prize by the China Electric Power Equipment Management Association, Top Ten Enterprise for Asset Informatization Service by the and the China Association of Machinery Equipment Maintenance and Renovation (CAMER) and Best Industrial Software 2017 by Control Engineering China. Previous awards include CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013 and Engineers' Choice Awards by Plant360 in three categories in 2015.
Siveco is ISO 9001-certified by Bureau Veritas for its entire scope of business. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates its R&D center, and has offices in Hong Kong. Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, a European pioneer in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Siveco China publishes the monthly "Smart Operation & Maintenance – for the worker of tomorrow" email newsletter (newsletter.sivecochina.com), bilingual English and Chinese, available to subscribers and online.
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