Bills of Materials and Spares
An important part of the overall scope was collecting and processing all relevant data on materials and spare parts. The (re-)structuring of the Bills of Materials (BoM’s) and defining of all Spares was needed to link each item to the correct functional location in the software system. This process ensures compliance with safety legislation and the company’s own requirements, as well as a smooth transition and efficient future operations, including maintenance work.
We came up with the idea of using the software system that the company deploys for greenfield developments and tailor it to the brownfield requirements of this project. By using our own database as a bridging tool, we were able to create the files for mass uploads to the software and save lots of valuable time.
Before making all data available in SAP via the software, MaxGrip had to collect them from various sources. The history of the FPSO meant that information had to be gathered not only at the shipyard that built the original tanker, but also at many other companies that have since worked on the conversion, adaptations, repairs, and maintenance. To create a complete picture, data were collected from archived product sheets, purchasing orders, engineering spreadsheets, supplier manuals and contracts. The project covers a total of 28,000 pieces of equipment on the FPSO, each of which can contain over 500 parts.