IT公司正在进入竞技场,但最终用户do not trust their ability to understand what process data really means. These companies approach Yokogawa to collaborate and integrate operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT). Some MACs bundle their capability with process licensing, adding additional value that pure automation vendors cannot deliver. Other MACs focus on the contracting business and buy in the automation part, thus becoming direct competitors with EPCs. Some EPC licensors buy hardware from the DCS and SIS vendors and implement the application themselves, protecting their IP rights and optimizing their implementation cost and work processes.
Yokogawa works closely with customers to anticipate and resolve issues while providing value in projects.
Yokogawa provides pre-FEED consultancy services.
These pre-FEED consultancy services add great value such as:
- As a partner, review every opportunity with EPC to control costs, schedules, and risk during the project
- L1-L2 integration for IIoT era: Field device definition & integration
- Cloud-enabled execution now and in the near future, remote troubleshooting on site
- Optimal integration & testing: resilient, robust and modular
The project execution phase is typically defined in a sequential manner based on the assumption that design information for the next phase will be available as agreed among all parties. However, instrument & control data is typically late, the schedule is “non-negotiable” and the result is that incomplete works are shipped to the job site. This increases the risk of cost overruns since it is challenging to achieve a fully functional delivery to the owner due to re-engineering and testing and the resulting potentially lower quality. It is also harder to manage and coordinate concurrent work while properly documenting it.
The influence of national oil companies is growing, replacing international oil companies and taking over both design and operation. These national oil companies partner with local EPCs and design houses, requiring international EPCs to step up their local presence. There are also many new entrants in the EPC business, competing on cost. Amid this business environment, EPCs need to compete during the FEED phase to secure the project. Besides increased cost competition, process licensing and information technology are becoming ever more important. When NOCs and IOCs reduce their CAPEX, greenfield projects become fewer. Owners are now focusing on investing in OPEX, making operations more efficient, and adapting to market changes.
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