Asset management at Aurecon, helping organisations achieve and maintain quartile one performance

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Asset management & performance

Helping asset owners achieve and maintain quartile one performance

Across the globe, asset owners are facing the ever-increasing challenge of balancing service levels, asset performance, risk and expenditure to sustain assets over their lifecycle.

Critical infrastructure is under pressure to support the needs of a rapidly changing society. In turn, public authorities are faced with the challenge of managing assets efficiently and cost effectively.

Safeguarding asset utilisation is becoming more relevant in customer facing organisations in sectors such as energy, transport, water, education and health where disruptions can impact service availability, safety and reputation.

An effective asset management program is also fundamental in sectors such as resources, oil and gas, and manufacturing, where lost production capability has an immediate impact on the financial bottom line. And for defence and national security, asset management and performance is critical to mission ready success.

Our difference

We know what asset drivers impact our clients’ bottom line. Our deep knowledge of asset management comes from our history of working with asset owners around the globe, backed by our extensive delivery in asset design. We partner with asset intensive organisations to help them achieve and maintain quartile one performance, which means delivering a more profitable, sustainable, and future-right operation.

Our experience, knowledge and data sets allow us to provide an independent and validated perspective to our clients’ organisations. Our cross-functional team enables us to work at all levels, appreciating that sustainable change does not just come from the top. Our commercial lens, combined with our engineering backbone, enables us to ensure our clients’ decisions are about a better business, not just a better asset. We operate across the entire asset lifecycle, enabling us to bridge technical outcomes with business requirements.

We are unlike our competitors. We know assets because we design them. We know what drives asset performance based on an independent validated global perspective and are able to join technical engineering with commercial outcomes. Together with our digital leadership and strength through diversity, we can establish an integrated lifecycle management program to inform investment decisions and optimise our clients’ assets, from sustaining capital programs through to asset management transformation initiatives.

Partnering with clients across a range of markets, our global integrated advisory offerings help shape your assets for competitive advantage.
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How we deliver

With significant industry experience across all phases of asset lifecycles, and working with client’s boards and executives, Aurecon’s asset management and performance specialists understand the challenges faced by asset owners. This enables us to provide rapid, innovative solutions in the planning, design, preservation and use of assets to create and protect value and manage cost.

We work to understand our clients’ organisations and the challenges they face, to co-design solutions in response to risks and opportunities. Our team of subject matter experts assist clients to make data-driven, and informed, decisions for asset portfolios, from strategy through to operations and performance transformation.

Our combined knowledge of asset function and design, operations, data and technology assists clients to sustain value in assets, locking in, or accelerating, performance improvements.

Our capability and service offerings

Strategic asset management

Creating an integrated asset management framework and strategy, which aligns to our clients’ organisational objectives, is the foundation for optimising asset value and achieving the right balance of cost, productivity and risk. Aurecon can advise on and deliver:

  • Strategic asset management planning (SAMP)
  • Asset management planning (AMP)
  • Maturity assessments
  • Asset management performance transformation

To design your framework, contact asset management strategy lead, Francois Joubert.

Quartile one capital performance

Capital investment decisions are critical to achieving and sustaining quartile one performance of asset-intensive organisations. Aurecon works in partnership with the board and executives to support decision-making around capital investment and return. Our services include:

  • Capital planning and management
  • Demand modelling and debottlenecking
  • Fleet and plant lifecycle modelling
  • Asset budgets and forecasts

To assess your capital investment opportunities, contact Quartile One capital performance lead, Rob Beckman.

Operations performance and assurance

An organisation’s operational performance is the basis for profitability and value creation for its shareholders and stakeholders. Aurecon understands this, and works with our clients to optimise their systems, people and service processes, and embed operational discipline to achieve excellence in performance.

Our services include:

  • Operations transformations
  • Operations improvement
  • Operations readiness
  • Closure readiness

To optimise your systems, people and service processes, contact operations performance and assurance lead, Vanessa Visman.

Technology value realisation

Implemented effectively, new technology accelerates the path to lifting business performance, and provides mechanisms to sustain resource, profit and sustainability gains. We help asset-intensive organisations navigate the technology landscape, providing services to realise the full value from investments in technology and achieve quartile one performance. Our services include:

  • Asset data strategy and design
  • Technology strategy
  • Data to decision chain
  • Asset simulation and performance optimisation
  • Technology value realisation

To navigate the technology landscape and lift business performance, contact technology value realisation lead Dion Lucke.

Reliability services

Ageing infrastructure, scarcity of capital and strengthening regulatory requirements are pressuring asset owners to implement improvements in asset reliability to lower operating costs and extend existing asset life. We can help with:

  • Integrity and condition assessments
  • Maintenance strategy and tactics
  • Reliability modelling
  • Failure analysis
  • Defect elimination

To lower operating costs and extend the life of your assets, contact asset reliability services lead, Neil Naismith.

Process safety

Process safety underpins asset assurance, which is the basis for providing boards and executives with visibility of the material risks associated with their asset bases. Through identifying and quantifying both threats and opportunities, Aurecon supports clients to recognise and implement mitigations through:

  • Process safety management
  • Material risk impact assessments
  • Technical risk and safety assessments
  • Asset assurance

To understand the risks and opportunities that may exist in your asset portfolios, contact process safety lead, Delene Kock.

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