Aker Solutions has recently launched an automated warehouse storage system – the first high performance vertical storage system installed in Brunei – with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) at the Marine Construction Yarda in Kuala Belait.
Its compact design reduces the material footprint by 70 percent, increases the speed of picking an item in the warehouse by 60 percent and ensures safe operation with its innovative ergonomic design.
In a press statement from the firm, it said that the system is able to support the storage of more than 11,500kg of items with over 2,000 storage locations, by only using a footprint of 40 square meter.
The software and hardware installation took three months and was completed in November with the support of teams from Norway, India, Singapore and Thailand.
Aker Solutions Brunei Project Director Bjorn Viken said that it is an important milestone for the company’s operation in Brunei.
“The introduction of the new system and technology is a demonstration of our long term commitment to continuously improve and digitalize the work processes for our customers and increase the competency of our local employees,” he said.
As part of the implementation, Aker Solutions Brunei employee Fiona Teo went on an intensive three-week training programme in Stord, Norway to learn how to operate the system and is now fully equipped to manage and troubleshoot issues of the new system.
The system is fully integrated with Aker Solutions’ digital work management system, MIPS (Method Integrated Project System), which integrates the engineering, procurement, fabrication and offshore installation processes.
It enables real time reporting using handheld devices which traces about 12,000 fabricated objects yearly in the project.
Aker Solutions Brunei has approximately 1,800 permanent employees and subcontractor employees, and maintains 220 assets offshore for BSP.