Petrofac selects Microsoft IoT toolkit to build connected construction platform

Petrofac will be using the intelligence of the Azure cloud, to deliver real-time decision support in the field, enhancing safety, asset management and operational efficiency

Virtualization, Digital transformation, Microsoft, Petrofac
Christophe Viseux

Microsoft announced Petrofac has chosen Azure’s Internet of Things for its Connected Construction platform designed to accelerate digital transformation at its project worksites.

“Petrofac serves some of the largest oil, gas and renewable energy companies in the world and is known as a leader in its segment. The company is well underway with its digital transformation journey” added Sayed Hashish, General Manager, Microsoft UAE.

In conjunction with Accenture Industry X.0, Petrofac developed Connected Construction on Azure and combined it with Azure IoT Edge analytics and PaaS cloud components to create a scalable ecosystem capable of accommodating many different types and sizes of project.

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“With Microsoft and Accenture, we’ve created Connected Construction which tracks people, equipment and materials on site, enabling real-time insights and decision making which, in turn, improves performance” added Fady Sleiman, Chief Digital Officer, Petrofac.

Following a significant demand for its cloud services in the region, Microsoft earlier this year launched its secure, flexible and intelligent cloud to regional customers through two dedicated cloud data centres, one in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi.

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