DOHA, Qatar: Umm Al Houl Power, is an independent water and power plant in Qatar, with its outstanding performance in the utilities sector with increased efficiency in management of its Business Processes and Resource Utilization, thanks to a digital transformation partnership with the global technology company SAP.
In its digital transformation, Umm Al Houl Power has worked with the channel partner Kaar Technologies LLC to deploy a wide range of real-time business solutions that are enabling a paperless office.
“In line with Umm Al Houl Power’s goals of providing a secure power and water supply, we needed full visibility on our utilities operations and resources,” said Khaled Al Siddiqi, Business Manager, who leads the Digital Transformation initiative at Umm Al Houl Power
Khaled Al Siddiqi stated: “We have been able to manage this amazing feat by providing our employees with advanced technological tools that ensure right actions at the right time and at the right cost. Very early on we took the very important decision to digitally transform our company across the board, be it our Human Resource Management, Operation, and Maintenance Management, Material Resource Management, or Financial Accounting and Cost Management.”
“Thanks to our digital transformation with SAP, we’ve seamlessly integrated data from our plant OT into SAP MII to provide real time KPIs and Dashboards for effective Management oversight, data from the DCS and field operators and technicians is routed directly to the concerned engineers for real-time decision-making, this has led to new levels of employee productivity. Through the Digital Planning Board engineers can assign the right resources at the right price and right time. With continuous collaboration with SAP and our policy to leverage innovative technologies, I am confident Umm Al Houl Power can keep our operations running at maximum efficiency into the future,” said Khaled Al Siddiqi.
Now, Umm Al Houl Power has granular data on one real-time platform, delivering unprecedented analytics, efficiency, and productivity. The company has less asset downtime, and spends less time and effort on routine administrative tasks with more time used for strategic planning. UHP is currently implementing SAP Ariba, digitally enabling the complete procure to pay cycle, which is expected to further optimize Capex.
In the future, Umm Al Houl plans to use real-time solutions like field-based equipment integrated with mobile devices, artificial intelligence, for predictive maintenance of its assets, which could further optimize costs and efficiency.
“In the Middle East’s highly competitive utilities sector, Umm Al Houl Power demonstrates the power of digitally transforming into an Intelligent Enterprise,” said Mazen Raad, Managing Director, SAP Qatar. “By using real-time solutions, Umm Al Houl Power has optimized its utilties scheduling, resources, and supply chain of their spare parts – optimizing operations and customer experiences.”
Umm Al Houl Power is a Joint Venture Company with the Qatar Electricity and Water Company, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Foundation, and Japan’s K1 Energy that is comprised of Mitsubishi and Jera.
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