Specialist software helps manage and secure process critical software assets
Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, announced that it has received a contract from McDermott.
The contract requires AGSL to provide its Asset Guardian software management toolset to protect and manage the software installed on the process control systems that McDermott uses to operate several of the company’s pipelay vessels.
Asset Guardian has been installed on the McDermott pipelay vessel North Ocean 105. Following this initial installation, configuration and testing period, Asset Guardian will be installed on the Construction Support Vessel 108 and North Ocean 102.
A key factor in McDermott’s decision to purchase Asset Guardian is its ability to streamline the management processes associated with making changes to the configurations of process software and to make certain that effective version control is in place. It also ensures that backups of new and modified software are securely stored and easy to access from any location. This minimises downtime caused by process system software failure.
Quality training holds key to maximising return on investment
Quality training is an essential part of the implementation process. It gives users the confidence and the skills to use the Asset Guardian toolset effectively, maximising return on the company’s investment. AGSL is providing comprehensive classroom-based training and online training through the Asset Guardian computer-based training (CBT) programme.
“The contract awarded by McDermott is especially meaningful. It demonstrates the confidence that they – and the industry - have in our ability to provide a reliable, field-proven method of protecting the process control software used to operate essential assets,” said Sam Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. “We look forward to working with them to help ensure that their pipelay vessels operate at optimum levels, without disruption.”
Since 2004, AGSL has been supplying the process control industry with the Asset Guardian toolset. Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Woodside Energy, GDF Suez, Inpex, Dolphin Drilling, Stena Drilling, BP, and nuclear energy provider EDF Energy are among those using Asset Guardian to protect and enhance management of their critical process control software assets.