Digitizing the Engineering World
Digitisation is changing the way we plan, design and deliver major projects. It’s revolutionizing how we connect, collaborate and communicate within and across organizations, government and communities. Asset owners are on that journey of digitization and often don’t have a standard approach to optimising the value extracted from their data. Many processes, people and systems involved in the capture, generation, storage, management and analytics of data encounter challenges when attempting to make data-driven decisions. Asset owners want to transform their approach into a more robust data-driven decision-making process and Martin will use a base case project to showcase how that journey can be undertaken and the value that can be derived from shifting from analogue methodologies into digital innovation workflows and methods. The Australian energy landscape is transitioning to a greater mix of low-emission renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. To support this transition and connect Australian communities and businesses to these lower cost energy sources, the national electricity grid needs to evolve. As part of that evolution the Humelink project is underway. Humelink is one of the Country's largest energy infrastructure projects, with 360km of proposed new high voltage transmission lines, and new or upgraded infrastructure at three substation locations. The project will: reinforce the southern transmission network, and enable greater sharing of energy between the eastern states unlock the full capacity of the expanded Snowy Hydro Scheme enable more renewable energy generation to enter the market, supporting Australia’s emissions reduction targets The project has significant planning and engineering requirements that need to be supported by very robust and defendable data-driven decisions. Premier safety platforms need to be in place to support field teams in their investigations in what can be a dangerous Australian landscape. Decisions and reporting need to be transparent and communicated to all stakeholders through accessible platforms. Martin will showcase from this project the use of spatial data portals, route planning assessment tools, interactive maps, in-field safety and data capture platforms and digital reporting that has been deployed through leveraging the ESRI platform.