Winner
Danfoss - Facility Optimization and Energy Management
Denmark-based Danfoss helps to meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency, and climate-friendly solutions. Danfoss produces (among other things) refrigeration monitoring equipment, compressors, and electronic controls; servicing more than 50,000 food retail installations worldwide, and uses AssetWise Operational Analytics to help effectively view and control facility operations remotely and optimize equipment performance and reliability. Utilizing Bentley’s AssetWise on this project, Danfoss addresses the evolving challenges of climate change, demand for highest levels of energy efficiency, food safety, and big data. Controlling and regulating the environment in which the assets operate, Danfoss has subsystem level of visibility and data analysis to control asset performance, anticipate failure of refrigeration equipment, make reliable load shedding decisions, reduce energy usage, and help drive return on investment as well as customer peace of mind.

Finalist
Emerson Process Management - Integrated Operations Center
Emerson Process Management created a state-of-the-art laboratory environment that enables its clients – particularly in asset-intensive industries such as oil and gas and mining – to monitor operations remotely. The operational data control center has helped to align corporate safety and efficiency goals, increase understanding of the impact of actions on the operation, given clarity to factors out of the operation’s control (for example, weather) and built trust and confidence in data and teams to make accurate decisions in context. By enabling better decision making through simulation, one client has determined how to improve reservoir recovery, decrease maintenance costs by 15 percent, and increase uptime without having to spend more on capital equipment.

Finalist
SKA South Africa - MeerKAT
The ZAR 2 billion South African MeerKAT radio telescope in Carnarvon, South Africa, is a precursor to the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) telescope and will integrate into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1. MeerKAT is set to be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere until it is surpassed by the SKA. The structure’s array will consist of 64 unshaped offset Gregorian dishes, each with a projected dish diameter of 13.5 meters. SKA South Africa deployed AssetWise ALIM across all sites to capture asset information and model performance, and to secure information mobility among its multi-discipline team, which includes civil infrastructure, structural design, purpose-build electronic equipment, software development, and network and communications. The software saves maintenance time as all participants in a subsystem are informed of a change, what is changing and by whom, and the effects analysis of the change. With a state-of-the-art tool, AssetWise, the team was able to apply best practice configuration management principles. As assets are handed over to operations and maintenance, the asset information system allows integration with logistics and maintenance management systems while maintaining a single view of the asset and control over the design and asset infrastructure.