Feb 24, 2010

Semco Maritime Selects IFS Applications

ITASCA, Ill - IFS, Danish contractor Semco Maritime A/S in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector has selected IFS Applications for EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation) Contractors to improve its project operations globally. The implementation project is in three phases, with phase one including consulting services for SKr 7 million. The contract contains further options for licenses and additional consulting services, and has a total value of SKr 20 million for IFS.

Semco Maritime has set ambitious growth targets and has recently grown both organically and through acquisitions. The company is a major contributor to large infrastructure projects, including the growing market of modification projects.

The solution from IFS will be delivered on the IFS Enterprise Explorer user interface for increased usability and productivity throughout the organization. The standard industry solution IFS Applications for EPCI Contractors supports business processes within engineering, sales contract and project management, procurement, subcontracting, document management, financials, material management, fabrication, human resources, and after sales service. The solution also contains tools for interfacing with CAD applications and standard integrations with planning systems.

IFS expects the entire project to be delivered in the first quarter of 2011.

"We selected IFS because we wanted a well-proven project -driven business application that met the requirements in the Oil and Gas industry. Moreover, the implementation project will benefit from IFS best practice processes and consulting business know-how, industry competence and a leading project-based system," Semco Maritime President Erik Gaj Nielsen said. "Our business is delivering large infrastructure projects, which requires total control over time, cost, cash, risk and resources in each project. We are confident that IFS Applications will contribute to improving our project performance and enable us to better compete for larger integrated EPCI contracts."

"IFS has a strategic focus on project-based industries and especially EPCI contractors,” IFS Scandinavia Managing Director Glenn Arnesen said. “With Semco on board, IFS continues to add influential and leading large companies to its customer base."

IFS has more than 300 project-centric customers, including Heerema Fabrication Group, Babcock Group, Doosan Babcock, Hertel Group, Bergen Group Rosenberg, Grenland Group, BWSC, SeaWell, Dresser-Rand, Wellstream, Clancy Group, Pipeline Engineering, Yantai Raffles, STX Europe, Seadrill, Apply Sørco, APL, BWO and Hamworthy Gas Systems.