To manage project information during the design and construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind turned to Aconex Ltd., an Australia-based provider of a platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects.
According to Aconex, close collaboration among the various stakeholders, contractors and suppliers was critical to ensure that all components – foundations, cable systems, turbines and blades – came together as planned for the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm.
“Design and construction needed to be carefully and closely coordinated,” explains Deepwater Wind’s president, Chris van Beek. “Document control was essential in making sure we delivered the project within budget and on time.”
For example, he says, some design files the company shared with contractors were “very large.”
“Uploading, transmitting and updating these files on Aconex was very straightforward and efficient,” he continues. “The platform was a great solution for executing design reviews and other complex processes within relatively short time frames.”
“Deepwater Wind has earned a reputation as a leading developer in the emerging U.S. market for offshore wind power,” adds Frank Kopas, general manager for the Americas at 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.”