Saudi Arabia pushing adoption of advanced construction tech
The market has seen a sharp increase in the adoption of technology, particularly with building information modelling software.
In an effort to increase oil and gas locations over the next few years, as dictated by the Saudi Vision 2030 energy goal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will need to implement advanced offshore construction technology.
Anwar Al Qwasmi, general manager for Saudi Arabia at global offshore construction technology company Trimble Solutions, said: "Constructing complex oil and gas platforms and pipelines requires precision technology, from modelling to fabrication and erection. Building Information Modelling is the biggest game-changer for constructing complex offshore projects on time and on budget."
One recent includes the National Petroleum Construction Company, which has adopted the use of Trimble's Tekla Structures building information modelling (BIM) software. The platform is being utilised to design offshore projects across 4D space within an open file format.
Such designs can help oil & gas companies visualise designs and plan to optimise steel production and maintenance.
Further demonstrating its impact, Transparency Market Research reported that the global BIM market will grow from $3bn in 2014 to $12bn by 2022.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia demonstrates technology best practices in oil and gas construction, helping to increase productivity, enhance collaboration, and eliminate waste. As a result, offshore construction is now safer, and more sustainable and profitable," concluded Al Qwasmi.