Ukrenergo, together with Ernst & Young LLC (Ukraine) and INTEGRA LLC (Ukraine), has launched a project to implement automated EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) system on the IBM Maximo platform. The implementation of the system will create a single information space for planning, control and coordination of repairing and maintaining company assets. As a result, it will improve the quality and efficiency of maintenance and repair planning, the efficiency of use and the reliability of the equipment.
At present, the company has 21 information complexes with different functionality and modifications. The implementation of IBM Maximo will unify and reduce by half the amount of software required.
The implementation of the system will take several stages, including the development of the system, identification testing and troubleshooting, user training, commissioning and further technical support for 36 months.
The EAM system will be represented as a hierarchical tree displaying each technological unit of the electricity transmission network with the relevant operating history: from producer, main characteristic features, date of installation, failures and repairs to the strategy of equipment maintenance (scheduled inspections, repairs, etc.). In addition, the programme will provide a module for the formation of a work task for maintenance/repair with already proposed list of relevant resources – material, human, as well as the established route for coordination of such task with units according to directions.
A manual of equipment and machinery with detailed characteristics will be integrated into the system. This will simplify the preparation of the Terms of Reference for the procurement of necessary materials/equipment.
The project provides a mobile version – when employees will have access to system data from mobile devices and be able to quickly enter information into the system.
Such automated EAM systems function effectively in a number of ENTSO-E system operators, including FINGRID (Finland), ERDF (France), PSE (Poland) and others. In addition, according to an international study by A.T.Kearney consulting agency, the use of the EAM system allows to reduce by about 30% the number of technical failures in the grid by increasing the number of planned works and timely identification of defects.
“In addition to the technological effects, the EAM system will provide cost accounting transparency and understanding of the real cost of maintaining each asset. It will allow to take more effective management decisions and more accurately forecast costs and risks,” – said Financial Manager of NPC Ukrenergo, Viktoriya Lomanova.
At present, INTEGRA LLC has already delivered the software. Ernst & Young specialists, having extensive experience in implementing similar systems in various business areas, are providing advices on tailoring this software to existing business processes, functionalities and needs of NPC Ukrenergo.
IBM Maximo will be commissioned in January 2021. The project is financed by loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the amount of 2.89 million US dollars.