AMEC Paragon Recognized for Engineering Excellence

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announced that Houston-based subsidiary AMEC Paragon recently received the AVEVA "Engineering Excellence to the Extreme" award for its Integrated Project Execution (IPE), a work process that has enabled measurement and delivery of outstanding time and cost savings across multiple projects.

AMEC Paragon and DuPont, the 2007 award recipients, were recognized at AVEVA's Engineering Symposium for Engineering IT (ISEIT) for their engineering excellence and problem-solving abilities in process plant and marine projects.

"AMEC Paragon is a long-time AVEVA customer and has an outstanding history of quality engineering in the energy industry," said Rob Glasier, head of AVEVA Americas. "They are well-deserving of this honor and we are proud that AVEVA's integrated suite of applications enabled them to deliver measurable project savings."

AMEC Paragon's IPE strategy allowed the safe, efficient and effective collaboration of all parties involved in engineering, procurement and construction for an offshore modification project - across all applications and executed from multiple locations. AMEC's IPE strategy delivered the following results: 20% reduction in spool piping field welds; 0% rework of piping and structural clashes within the new installation; savings of approximately one month of offshore hook-up time at completion; 5% reduction of material waste due to lack of interferences, clashes, rerouting, etc.; reduced engineering time by up to 10%; and reduced offshore visits by up to 70%.

IPE strategy also offered a 50% reduction in procurement group man-hours for major equipment packages; a 90% reduction in procurement group man-hours for bulk material packages; a 50% reduction in document control man-hours for client handover; a 95% reduction in reprographic costs related to client handover; and the creation of weight management reports in less than 5 minutes instead of 4 hours.

Terrance Ivers, AMEC Paragon's president, said, "We are proud to be acknowledged for our ability to integrate premier software tools to deliver excellent operational results for our clients. This award clearly recognizes our personnel's capacity for practical innovation."