McDermott selects Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 29 March 2017
McDermott selects Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform

McDermott International – a provider of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services to companies in the oil industry – has selected Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help improve the efficiency and performance of the company’s operations.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company faces strong pricing pressure and requests to deliver highly complex facilities on time and on budget.

Going forward, McDermott International will harness Dassault Systèmes’ Integrated Plant Engineering, Optimized Plant Construction and Efficient Plant Operation industry solution experiences.

These solutions will help McDermott International’s staff collaboratively engineer, build and operate fixed and floating offshore production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems.

Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the company will be able to digitise and standardise its processes and deploy a secure collaborative environment.

The platform will integrate the company’s engineering, procurement, project controls, construction, installation and commissioning. Furthermore, as real-time data and 3D models can be taken from a single source, McDermott International will be able to accelerate its delivery of construction-ready and operations-ready projects.

The platform provides company staff across the world with access to project status information in real-time, helping to enable better decision-making.

Engineers can also create virtual models based on a single source of information, and use this model to review design, manage changes, and better predict and optimise performance.

Vaseem Khan, vice president of engineering at McDermott, commented: “We chose the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support our business strategy to become the first energy-focused EPCI company to implement a project lifecycle platform. This is a transformative initiative – moving engineering in the oil and gas sector from being based on the transfer of discrete documents to being based on an exchange of data in a more integrated and easy to use digital platform. This will change how projects are executed.”

“Digital transformation boosts a company’s ability to secure the quality of entire systems of energy production, to efficiently predict and monitor project schedule and costs, and to deliver them on time and on budget,” said Alain Houard, vice president, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “By deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, McDermott can improve its core business and deliver best-in-class project execution for its subsea and offshore customers.” 

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