​HUBCO Awards Avanceon Contract for Real-time Industrial Data Management System

Avanceon Ltd and HUBCO are making real, sustainable and positive environmental impacts on Pakistani society through advanced technology. Both companies are innovating collaboratively by bringing the Pakistani industrial landscape in line with the latest international advancements in automation & control. The breakthrough IIoT [Industrial Internet of Things] project, based on Rockwell Automation [NYSE:ROK] technology, has been initiated with an agreement to start working on a full deployment of a state-of-the-art remote monitoring platform to be completed by early 2017.

“HUBCO’s corporate responsibility is to deliver safe and reliable energy to the people. Working with Avanceon, who have been both ground-breaking and inventive with their depth of expertise in Industrial IoT solutions, was a natural fit. By producing, analysing and benchmarking against our plant data it is easier to optimize plant generation and energy efficiencies for fuel savings and ultimately empower the industry to make more sustainable decisions,” – ” Mr. Abdul Vakil, CTO, Hub Power Company Limited.

Avanceon has experience in Environment Emissions Monitoring, both from a corporate responsibility and economic savings perspective. The engineering company aims to equip clients with the necessary technology to surpass industry benchmarks. The project will help safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The scope of the project covers system integration of around 1600MW power plants installed at Hub, Narowal and Laraib.

“We are proud to work alongside HUBCO, enabling higher levels of safety and efficiencies through our work together. Avanceon has a strong sector know-how and ability to integrate disparate systems into comprehensive yet comprehensible human interfaces. Through similar collaborations we look forward to accelerate towards the future of Pakistan’s smart industry, the backbone of the country’s economy.” – Mr. Tanveer Karamat, COO, Avanceon

The breakthrough project is based on Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk PI Historian and VantagePoint Portal, with the installation of leading automation technology aiming to enhance overall safety levels at the sites. Avanceon was selected as an affiliate due to the company’s knowledge on Automation & Controls technology in the energy sector. It has also being behind the virtualization project in the Middle East and in South Asia.

“The system will embody intelligence as it will capture the experience and knowledge of HUBCO professionals and embed it within the system, helping transform plant data into information. This is probably the most forward thinking way to manage operations as the smart system provides anything from performance analysis to intelligent reports that would optimize plant operations and costs.” – Chris Marshall, Market Access Director, Southeast Asia at Rockwell Automation

What the real-time industrial data management solution will provide is a birds-eye view on all the operations of their power Generation Division as well as each of their plants. In other words, this initiative will allow directors, managers and/or operators to access data on the move through the use of smart devices to make timely informed decisions. What this means for the everyday user is that electricity shortage and access will be continuously improved.​