Finally 2021 is here and we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! However, we have to recognise that we are starting off the new year in a difficult situation. There has been an increase in Covid-19 cases in both Norway and the UK lately, and we all have to make a collective effort to help the situation. One of our main areas of expertise in Eldor is within remote operation, maintenance and support, expertise that has proven very useful in the current situation. We facilitate for remote operation by applying digital technologies and work processes to increase production efficiency and plant integrity, while improving the safety of the people involved.
Looking back at our business in 2020, I think we can all agree that this year has been quite different to any other and how most of us would have imagined it would be. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every company and industry across the world, which includes Eldor. We have been working extra hard this year to adapt to the new way of dealing with our clients and delivery of our services, plus being able to look into new industries and opportunities. Including of course, looking after how we service our customers during these difficult times.
Eldor UK has moved into new offices in Aberdeen. We have been looking for new offices for a while, as we would like somewhere with more room and space to grow.
Our new address is: 2 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 6QH.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way we work, and also promoted further change that will affect how we work in the future. Some companies might be scared that the new working order is decreasing productivity and performance of their employees. However, Repsol Sinopec recently published an article claiming the exact opposite, namely that remote working has increased performance and cooperation across the company.
Eldor is fully operational. We in Eldor are here to take care of your needs as a customer and the services you have ordered, in the best way possible. We have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all our employees and customers, and we are available to answer any questions and/or issues you might have during this time.
Recently, five more Eldor employees completed the exida Alarm Management Practitioner certification. We now have nine certified exida AMPs in Eldor!
This week a team from Kairos Technology attended the Fourth International Workshop on Functional Modelling (IWFM) at DTU in Copenhagen, Denmark. Claus Myllerup, CTO, demonstrated a customer case story with potential of reducing annual production loss by 0.5% for the studied process unit (plant-wide potential was estimated to 2.5%) and presented learning points from MFM based Hazop of a complete gas terminal. Sharat Kumar Pathi presented Functional Modelling of Offshore Oil & Gas Water Injection System along with Morten Lind and Jing Wu. Our Managing Director, Bjarne André Asheim, is in the Advisory Committee for IWFM.
We are pleased to announce the first release of Kairos - Control Room Assistant today. We started developing the software in 2014, so we are very proud to release the first version of Kairos.
The control room assistant ensures real time decision support to the control room operators for improved situational awareness. Kairos combines deterministic modelling with deviation propagation and artificial intelligence.
We believe this software will improve the workday for control room operators with increased production efficiency and increased safety in process plants.