Improving the information transfer between engineering and installation; case study at AS Nymo
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Original versionINCOSE International Symposium. 2019, 29 (1), 53-68. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2334-5837.2019.00589.x
Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) projects for the offshore oil and gas industry become more and more complex, with a reduced timeframe, and increased demand for cost savings in the industry. The result is reduced profit margins; therefore, the need for increased productivity is higher than ever. Some of the aspects important for productivity include material flow, information flow, sound planning, and organizational structure. This paper focuses on the information transfer between the engineering team and the installation phase of the fabrication at AS Nymo. Feedback from stakeholders, previous research and lessons learned from completed projects pinpoints that this handover has a potential for improvement. We analyzed historical data and involved key stakeholders in an iterative process to identify insignificant elements in the handover format. By removing this insignificant information, we found that it is possible to reduce the number of handover revisions by 60%. Additionally, we found that improving the handover could give a 67% reduction in time spent for the receiving stakeholders to find the specific information they seek. To verify our results, we suggest further testing for verification before validation through a full‐scale project execution testing for future research.