Copper producer selects AVEVA NET

Paul Boughton

Chile’s state-run Corporación Nacional del Cobre (CODELCO) are using AVEVA NET as its information management solution for the execution of important capital projects in Chile. This follows an extensive evaluation against several competitors.

AVEVA NET is enabling CODELCO, for the first time, to bring together and analyse crucial engineering data from different systems involved in the execution of the projects into a single view. This gives the mining company improved efficiency, greater information control and thereby improves data access, accuracy and consistency throughout the operation. The company expects to achieve increased productivity, improved decision-making capabilities and to reduce costly rework.

Codelco is the main copper producer in the world and controls around 20 per cent of the world reserves of this metal.

Eugenio Gómez Retamal, Technology Platform Director for CODELCO VP explained: “AVEVA NET serves as our centralised portal in which all the information created by the contractors may be visualised and reported on. Although this is a fraction of what the system can do, it already addresses one of CODELCO’s crucial pain points: allowing several people in different locations to visualize and perform markups on the engineering documents and 3D Models regardless of its source. In addition, AVEVA NET enables CODELCO to more quickly understand the data it receives from contractors, allowing rapid decisions that enhance all of VP’s existing procedures.”

Luis Maturana Leighton, Functional Specialist Engineer, CODELCO VP added: “AVEVA NET delivered excellent results on a very tight schedule, and in a scenario where most of the software involved came from third-party companies.”

Santiago Pena, Senior Vice President - Latin America, AVEVA said: “This solution will allow CODELCO to accurately and efficiently manage very large amounts of data with total interoperability between several different and previously incompatible systems. AVEVA NET’s abilities will prove beneficial in every phase of their operations – from FEED to commissioning.”

AVEVA NET is a powerful, ISO 15926-compliant Information Management solution from the AVEVA Enterprise portfolio that automatically controls, links, evaluates and makes available all types of engineering and associated data and documents, regardless of application and format. Its ability to reduce the time spent manually searching for information and its ability to link related items of information together have been proven to save businesses millions in productivity, decision making and rework.

CODELCO owns and operates several mines throughout Chile and is the largest copper mining operation in the world, according to the company.

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