ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the plant construction division within the ThyssenKrupp group, has opted to use Siemens’ Comos plant engineering and plant management software solution, noting that using standard software will enable it to handle global engineering processes and plant management faster and more efficiently.

Jens-Michael Wegmann, chief operating officer and director of the Industrial Solutions Business Area, said, “For us, Comos is a future-proof software solution for holistic plant management over the entire life cycle of an industrial plant. Consolidating and harmonizing the IT infrastructure provides us with the basis to make optimum use of global opportunities for growth in plant construction.”

Siemens explained that Comos provides a consistent system landscape from engineering through to operation. According to the company, it enables the user to achieve higher plant efficiency through all phases of the lifecycle, and encompasses process engineering of components and plants all the way through to complete automation including operations relevant to electrical engineering, measurement and control.

Siemens also noted that the uniform data platform provided by the Comos software solution gives plant designers, operators, and installers a seamless flow of project-relevant data across all company levels and project phases. This facilitates a comprehensive software solution concept that can be integrated globally.

Consistent plant lifecycle engineering with the Comos software solution intermeshes the engineering and operating worlds to provide holistic plant management over the entire lifecycle of an industrial plant. Workflows become more efficient, productivity and quality in engineering are raised. Plant data is always kept up to date and consistent throughout the entire lifecycle.

Integrated engineering reduces sources of error as there are fewer interfaces between the various technical subsystems. It also raises quality in all steps of the engineering workflow and cuts times-to-market by means of measures such as parallelization. Jobs such as process engineering or design of the electrical engineering can be carried out in parallel with automation engineering. Its open system architecture provides numerous interfaces to other systems and seamless integration in existing IT landscapes.