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TWPL CLIENTS STAND OUT IN IAM AWARDS 2018

TWPL CLIENTS STAND OUT IN IAM AWARDS 2018

Four of TWPL’s clients (HOFOR, ISA, INTERCOLOMBIA, and CTEEP) honoured by the IAM.  Also John Woodhouse, TWPL Managing Director, was personally recognised (pictured above left), with the presentation of the IAM President’s Award for over 20 years’ exceptional service to the institute.  Lise Tarp-Johansen, Programme Manager of HOFOR in Denmark triumphed as outright winner of the Individual Award for: ‘Transforming asset management despite the absence of any burning platform, business urgency or regulatory obligation’. The runner up in the same Individual category was Víctor Diez-Valencia, Technical Leader for the ISA Group, based in Colombia, for his role for: ‘Turning the supertanker: getting a major multinational utility to adopt asset management as a core competency’. Renato Bossolan, Project Manager, CTEEP was runner-up, in this case for the prestigious Innovation Award for: ‘Achieving major culture change in just 18 months through the introduction of Asset Management’.    Sergio Jaramillo, the ‘Thematic Leader’ from Colombian power transmission company INTERCOLOMBIA was runner up in the NxtGen category, for his rapid development and pivotal role in introducing cost/risk optimization methods for asset renewal decision-making.   Learn more about why they were winners.  And how TWPL helped them face many different challenges and the solutions we provided. MORE INFORMATION Go to our Library for more case studies, white papers, books and more».  T: + 44(0) 1635 298800 E:... Read more
COLOMBIAN ‘NEXT GEN’ RECOGNISED AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

COLOMBIAN ‘NEXT GEN’ RECOGNISED AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Sergio Jaramillo, SALVO Thematic Leader, INTERCOLOMBIA Sergio Jaramillo of Colombian electrical utility, INTERCOLOMBIA, has been selected as runner up for the prestigious ‘Next Gen’ achievement award by the UK Institute of Asset Management (IAM).  In just three years, he has become an acknowledged expert, both leading and facilitating others to perform quantitative evaluations and optimize cost, risk, performance and life cycle value for critical equipment. With a large and aging asset base, INTERCOLOMBIA recognised that end of life management is key to future investment planning.  An evident fast-learner, Sergio was asked to explore how best to optimize the renewal and disposal stage of the company’s assets. He has since led the development of the corporate management strategy of this life cycle stage and now leads the implementation of this strategy. This is built upon the international good practice guidance and SALVO, which targets the most important and urgent issues, determines the underlying problem, identifies candidate solutions and uses leading-edge decision support tools to evaluate the optimal amount and timing for interventions. Sergio has linked this process with corporate processes for cost and risk management and determination of asset health, condition and economic remaining life. This has included handling of aging assets, obsolescence, safety concerns, preparation of business case/investment justifications, alignment with corporate objectives, compliance with various regulatory requirements, and environmental impact/sustainability factors. Learn more about Sergio’s Asset Management achievements and read the full press release» MORE INFORMATION Go to our Library for more case studies, white papers, books and more».  T: + 44(0) 1635 298800 E:... Read more
SALTO GRANDE AWARDS CONTRACT TO TWPL AND LEVIN GLOBAL FOR ISO 55001 ASSESSMENT

SALTO GRANDE AWARDS CONTRACT TO TWPL AND LEVIN GLOBAL FOR ISO 55001 ASSESSMENT

The Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex, situated in the middle of the area called Ayuí, upstream from cities of Concordia in Argentina and Salto in Uruguay The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) and its Latin American partners Levin Global, have been awarded a contract to deliver an asset management ISO 55001 assessment and prioritised roadmap, for Salto Grande’s hydro generation and transmission power businesses across Argentina and Brazil. Salto Grande is a bi-national organisation created by the Argentine Republic and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay.  They produce and supply electricity through the use of the Uruguay River and effectively manage the Salto Grande hydroelectric complex, whilst at the same time preserving the environment, contributing to the socioeconomic development and integration of Argentina and Uruguay Gabriel Sardi, Gerente de Ingeniería y Planeamiento, Salto Grande commented: ‘We have a diverse asset portfolio, so choosing the right team who have a depth of asset management knowledge and decades of experience, to help us implement improvements across our hydro generation and transmission businesses, is key to the project’s success.’ The Salto Grande hydroelectric complex is situated in the middle of the area called Ayuí, upstream from the cities of Concordia in Argentina and Salto in Uruguay.  It was built in an area of rapids and rocky slopes, in the middle of the Uruguay River, taking advantage of a natural slope called Salto Grande, for hydroelectric generation. The Uruguay River is one of the most important in Latin America, whose course is shared by Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The river starts in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the Serra Geral, at the confluence of... Read more
MUTUAL ENERGY CHOOSES TWPL TO GO BEYOND ISO 55001

MUTUAL ENERGY CHOOSES TWPL TO GO BEYOND ISO 55001

From left to right Neil Johnston, Interconnector Support Engineer, Mutual Energy, TWPL’s Principal Consultants, Gabriel Kirwan and Peter Jay, and Pamela Colgan, Gas Asset Engineer, Mutual Energy The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) is delighted to win a contract with Mutual Energy Limited (MEL) to provide an asset management maturity and ISO 55001 compliance assessment. MEL was formed as a mutual organisation in 2005, to develop and operate energy infrastructure for the long-term interests of all energy customers in Northern Ireland.  In particular, this includes ownership and operation of Northern Ireland’s energy links with Great Britain. Having no shareholders, any financial surpluses are assigned for the benefit of Northern Ireland customers. This, combined with long term secure finance, has allowed the company to manage major energy assets at a very low cost. Sam Gibson, MEL Moyle Interconnector Operations Manager, commented: ‘We have chosen TWPL because of their depth of asset management knowledge and worldwide experience, and will be able to support our intention to go beyond ISO 55001 and towards asset management excellence.’ The project involves an asset management assessment and gap analysis, against the requirements of the ISO 55001:2014 standard for good practices.  TWPL’s widely proven approach for such assessments is wholly aligned to The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) methodology.  However, it also uniquely incorporates a structured identification of potential business improvements, which go beyond the ISO 55001 level to exploit context-specific opportunities and demonstrate leading-edge performance. The project will also involve leadership and support for developing and implementing the management systems and the full landscape of asset management capability, as covered by The Global Forum for Maintenance... Read more
ASSET MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

ASSET MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

The University of Cambridge (UoC) Estates Facilities (EF) department manages a complex university estate with diverse facility types, from sophisticated research and teaching facilities to buildings of historical and cultural importance, such as the Fitzwilliam Museum. The overall size and composition of the estate is evolving, with facilities becoming more and more complex and stakeholders constantly requiring better performance, while controlling cost and managing risk. To meet these challenges, the EF team decided to implement an Asset Management business model, and contracted The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) to provide support. Initially, the work involved assistance with two niche challenges, however it quickly became clear that a more integrated plan of action was required. TWPL worked with the EF senior management team to develop a prioritised transformation roadmap, for which a business case was made and approval obtained to implement an Asset Management System. A key early action was to conduct an assessment of current practices against the requirements of the ISO 55001 standard for Asset Management, thus establishing a baseline against which progress can be measured. The UoC EF leadership team also recognised the importance of increasing asset management awareness and competence, and asked TWPL to provided IAM Certificate training for over 30 members of staff. This was followed up by a number of awareness sessions with other members of the UoC staff across the wider estates function. EF is now implementing the roadmap with the help of TWPL’s highly experienced practitioners.  This includes developing an Asset Management System framework and manual, which is already proving valuable in identifying opportunities for efficiency improvement and better alignment.  Another key element... Read more