The IMI joint venture yard in Saudi Arabia is set to be fully operational in 2023 and is collaborating with Aveva to enable a digital transformation of the shipyard’s processes and facilities.
Fathi K. Al-Saleem, CEO of IMI, said: “The maritime industry is increasingly prioritising and integrating the digitalisation and automation of operations. IMI will offer a range of technologically advanced, high-quality sustainable products and innovative lifecycle management services for customers at internationally competitive prices.
“As the largest full-service yard in the MENA region, IMI will help shape the maritime industry as a global leader and disruptor in applying digital solutions to manage, monitor and operate our innovative smart yard.”
IMI is a joint venture comprising Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
Peter Herweck, CEO of Aveva, commented: “We provide an integrated, data- management platform that spans IMI’s core business processes. We are also committed to being a strong partner for co-innovating on transformational technologies and services. We aim to play a key role in delivering data solutions for IMI, enabling them to offer smart digital products to customers.
“Using insights from advanced AI-infused analytics will enable IMI to continuously optimise its operational agility and engineering efficiency. We look forward to further building this partnership and taking it to new heights over the coming years.”