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HMEL adopts IBM’s analytics solution to boost plant performance

6th August 2012

HMEL. a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Lifnited (HPCL) and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd, Singapore, has adopted an IBM analytics-based solution to transform how the company manages its financial and operations data to boost business performance. The company has built the 9 MMTPA (million metric tonne per annum) Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Bathinda, Punjab. The first oil and gas project to be set up in the state of Punjab, the refinery produces petroleum products complying with EURO IV emission norms, with a capability of processing 180.000 barrels of crude oil per day. HMEL had earlier engaged IBM as its strategic partner for the design and implementation of manufacturing execution systems (MES) including the selection of the select processes and applications, as well as managing the mechanics of the program. The IBM solution integrates information from the various components of the MES, enterprise resource planning (ERP). and control systems within the refinery and delivers a consolidated, single view of the data. It will enable HMEL to analyze key corporate business processes including, planned versus actual investments, production, key performance indicators, among others.

"As a green-field project, we wanted to leverage the best of technology to ensure world-class operations and efficiency. We needed a solution that would provide us with a centralized view of all our assets for operational management purposes. IBM's framework, built for our industry, addressed our requirement effectively, with significant plant performance and productivity," commented Moiz Tankiwala, Chief Operating Officer, HMEL. IBM has been working alongside HMEL as part of Project Prism, the umbrella program to implement strategic applications for HMEL. to support the ERP system, manage master data (MDM), build key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, and create an integration business application environment. The Cognos Business Intelligence solution helps HMEL in building an enterprise-class Performance Management platform closely aligned with their existing technical architecture.

"This project is a testament to our ongoing collaboration to build smarter solutions across industries in the region. We are proud to be associated with HMEL in helping them build a truly world-class refinery," said Vanitha Narayanan. Managing Partner. Global Business Services, IBM India/South Asia.