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TWPL opens office in Brazil, and wins 3-year contract to facilitate ISO 55001 implementation

The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) already supports corporate transformation and asset management programmes in over 28 countries, and has offices on 4 continents.  Now Brazil joins the network, through our wholly owned subsidiary TWPL Consulting Services Ltd, based in Sao Paulo.    Furthermore, our Brazilian team has already been selected and contracted to support a major ISO 55000 implementation in the electricity sector.

This 3-year project will assist CTEEP, one of the largest power transmission in the country, to establish asset management capabilities, life cycle planning, optimal decision-making and the establishment of a management system compliant with the ISO 55001 standard. “This is an initiative that mobilizes every single department of the company and is part of the strategic corporate priorities for the future” said Mr. Celso Cerchiari, CTEEP Technical Director at the launch in February.

Launch of CTEEP programme (in photo from left to right): Rene Leonel (TWPL Brazil), Cassio da Silva (Maintenance Manager, CTEEP), John Woodhouse (CEO TWPL), Cesar Ramirez (VP Energy Transmission, ISA Group), Dr Bernardo Vargas (President, ISA Group), Celso Cerchiari (Technical Director, CTEEP and Asset Management project manager), Carlos Ribeiro (Director of Institutional Relations, CTEEP), Dr Reynaldo Passanezi (President, CTEEP), Doralice Ferro (Strategy and Innovation Manager, CTEEP)

The programme includes establishment and customisation of asset life cycle planning activities, risk management, quantitative cost/risk optimisation methods for decision-making, education programmes, culture change and the establishment of a joined-up management system for asset management.  Initial stages include reviews of existing processes, a ‘gap’ analysis and a series of pilot studies and solution development workshops. These harness existing good practices and develop links and improvements in areas where greater integration and alignment are possible.  A key part of this is the ‘de-siloing’ of the organisation – enabling better multi-disciplined collaboration in the delivery of value across the whole asset life cycle.

This is a distinctive feature of the TWPL approach to facilitating such transformation programmes – harnessing existing strengths and customising the routemap in each case to ensure full alignment, ‘ownership’ and sustainability of the new working practices.

John Woodhouse, CEO of TWPL, welcomed the opportunity: “We are delighted to be selected as the advisory partner on CTEEP’s journey: the project holds enormous potential and should become a significant case study in Brazil for how to establish a robust way of managing complex critical infrastructure for maximum value to the many stakeholders

The project is also of special interest for wider, cross-sector implications:  it is supported by industry regulator, ANEEL, as the leading R&D work in developing best practices for strategic decision-making for asset management.  CTEEP, TWPL, the University of Sao Paulo and Procobre are working together to set new standards for determining, demonstrating and optimising the best value blend of asset investment, utilisation, maintenance and renewal for complex, critical infrastructure.

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