JAPEX selects Aconex to manage Soma construction

Aconex, provider of a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry, announced that Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX) is using the Aconex platform to manage construction of its first liquefied natural gas (LNG)LNG terminal. The estimated project value is USD 500M, and the three-year delivery schedule is accelerated compared to other LNG terminal projects.

Aconex were chosen primarily due to their ability to process documents, correspondence and workflows in Japanese – essential because four locations in Japan, hundreds of kilometres apart, are involved – and due to the strength of its on-the-ground support team in Japan.

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It took only a month to configure the Aconex platform and get the project up and running. Training requirements were minimal, since the project participants already had a working familiarity with Aconex. “With Aconex, we’ve noticed a big boost in efficiency, which results in lower costs,” said Wataru Maeda, general manager, LNG Terminal Construction Department, SOMA Project, at JAPEX. “Document searches are fast and easy, and we have evidence that everyone is on track with their portions of the project. All of this adds up to significant time and cost savings.”

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