To manage project information during the design and construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, developer Deepwater Wind turned to Aconex. Australian-based Aconex provides a platform for project and workflow and management for construction and engineering teams.
Close collaboration among the various stakeholders, contractors, and suppliers was critical to ensure that all the wind farm components – foundations, cable systems, turbines, and blades – came together as planned.
“Design and construction needed to be carefully and closely coordinated,” explained Deepwater Wind President Chris van Beek. “Document control was essential in making sure we delivered the project within budget and on time.”
After evaluating available project management systems on the market, the company chose Aconex for its ease of project set-up and use, extensive customer support, and successful track-record with similar developments.
“Some of the design files that we had to share with contractors were very large,” said van Beek. “Uploading, transmitting, and updating these files on Aconex was very straightforward and efficient. The platform was a great solution for executing design reviews and other complex processes within relatively short time frames.”
Deepwater Wind earned a reputation as a leading developer in the emerging U.S. market for offshore wind power, according to Aconex. “We congratulate them on the successful commissioning of the Block Island Wind Farm, and we look forward to supporting the company with similar projects in the future,” said Frank Kopas, GM of the Americas at Aconex.