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Member News12th Dec 2018

Petrofac opens Aberdeen “Innovation Zone”

Petrofac has created a technology Innovation Zone in its Bridge View offices in Aberdeen. The “immersive workspace” was opened by Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, on 11 December.

The area has been created to allow clients, suppliers, and technology specialists to collaborate with new technologies, and is based on Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. Users can also experience first-hand the technologies being developed and adapted by Petrofac in collaboration with clients and other parties.

Mobile, wearable technologies, such as tablets and hard hats with voice-controlled ruggedized computers attached, were demonstrated at the opening. These allow offshore workers to connect to onshore subject matter experts, supporting fewer offshore vendor trips, and offering substantial opportunities for cost reduction. Read more…