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ASD Global partners up with AspenTech

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ASD Global, a leader in knowledge-based engineering software solutions for Front-End Loading (FEL), Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), early stage detail design, and construction planning of projects for the Process, Power, and Marine industries is proud to announce it is now a Technology Partner with Aspen Technology Inc. (AspenTech).

ASD Global and AspenTech address the needs of both owner operator (OO) organisations, and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firms; to enable them to develop options for the facility, evaluate the cost of each option, and ultimately generate a more accurate cost estimate within an accelerated schedule. ASD and AspenTech help customers refine and optimise their capital project cost estimates and schedules.

ASD’s Design Automation Suite, consisting of OptiPlant, Pipe Support Optimiser, and Pipe Router is interfaced to Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, as well as Aspen Basic Engineering, and AspenHYSYS, providing an integrated 3D design environment for the early stages of a project’s development. ASD OptiPlant interfaced to Aspen Capital Cost Estimator provides a solution for cost optimisation of 3D designs during the FEL 2 and 3 stages of a project, as well as earlier in the project; and then downstream to FEED and into detail design.

Some of the benefits customers achieve are: faster time to market from concept to operations; designing and building a better plant – cost effective, safe, operationally efficient; getting a plant operational faster; improved accuracy of material and time estimates; reduced engineering errors and changes late in the project life cycle; reduced deviations between actual project cost and initial estimates; reduced cost overruns and cost deviations over the project and plant operating life cycle.

“It is exciting to now be working as a Technology Partner of AspenTech”, Rob Glasier, Vice President, Strategy and Global Bus Dev, ASD Global, stated. “ASD is committed to providing integrated 3D solutions to the marketplace, especially focusing on the early stage front end planning phase of a project, enabling firms to start their projects earlier, enabling them to make better decisions earlier in a project’s lifecycle, while also having higher confidence in the results.”

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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