Simon Mills devised the methodology and managed the project in Saudi Arabia, assisted by an electrical power distribution specialist from Mott McDonald, and
undertook the review over a 6 month period
The audit was completed for 35 Operations and Maintenance activities of the Transmission Department. This initially identified 30 key asset management
challenges, grouped into equipment, personnel and procedural focused lists. From these, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were identified and established. A detailed site audit and subsequent improvement planning
process resulted in 179 specific recommendations.
These recommendations were ranked by utilising a sophisticated cost-benefit model, resulting in the identification of 25 high priority actions.
Payback on the top 25 recommended actions was projected to
be SR 3.7 million for a cost of SR 0.4 million. These benefits were derived primarily from improved work methods that allow the work to be performed more efficiently. Additional health & safety and staff morale
benefits were also identified. The review also delivered a detailed specification for the selection, procurement and implementation of an Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS)