Fort Collins, USA, August 30, 2007: Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) has become the first company in Pakistan to implement Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM Solution for their Karachi, Sindh, and Balochistan region operations. The company has chosen ArcFM, ArcFM Server, ArcFM Viewer, Inspector, and Designer products to add new functionalities in their existing GIS system and to help manage their distribution system.
SSGCis engaged in the business of transmission and distribution of natural gas as well as construction of high pressure transmission and low pressure distribution systems. SSGC’s transmission system extends from Sui in Balochistan to Karachi in Sindh comprising over 3,200 KM of high pressure pipeline ranging from 12 – 24″ in diameter. The distribution activities that cover over 1200 towns in the Sindh and Balochistan are managed through its regional offices. SSGC serves more than 1,800,000 industrial, commercial, and domestic natural gas consumers in these regions through a distribution network of over 27,540 Km.
The vision of the SSGC GIS project is to create and maintain an efficient GIS environment that fosters geographic data sharing within the commercial, transmission, distribution, engineering, management, and other departments. The current GIS system provides fast and easy web access to users, showing pipeline and land use data and aiding in the understanding and visualization of feature locations.
The focus of the ArcFM Solution implementation will be to bring significant business value to the organization for managing workflows and distributed information being shared across the organization, including reduction of overall operating costs and improved customer service. SSGC will be able to reduce data maintenance overhead and improve data accuracy by integrating facility design, analysis, and mapping functions into a single process. The company also runs SCADA solution, Oracle’s ERP E-Business Suite, and Customer Care and is planning to integrate them with the GIS.
Zuhair Siddiqui, Chief Information Officer at SSGC, says, “The ArcFM Solution will give our company a complete utility-specific system for modeling, editing, maintaining, and managing facility asset data thus enhancing the design, analysis, and operations processes. Improved business process and service-with-a-smile are the ultimate goals for SSGC. ArcFM will play an essential role in achieving these objectives.”