2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Power Generation
Digital Transformation Initiatives for Power Generation
Mitsui & Co, Ltd (Mitsui) launched a digital transformation pilot at Central Saltillo. This plant is owned by MT Falcon, a 40% subsidiary of Mitsui. This experiment consisted of the replication of the current PI server of Central Saltillo in a Cloud environment in Tokyo. Real time communication between both systems is done by using the SaaS PI Cloud Connect. This solution allows sharing time series data and meta-data from our PI AF structure, so asset and analytics can also be transferred without the necessity of a VPN. In addition the Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR) software “Predict-it” of the partner of OSIsoft “Engineering Consultant Group” was installed in the Cloud. The main purpose of this project was to demonstrate the improvement of availability and the reduction of maintenance cost by using these technologies: Big Data + Cloud Computing + Machine Learning (APR) + System integration. The use of plant data to feed the APR is providing early warning before a failure occurs.
Mitsui & Co. Power Americas
Javier Martinez Sanchez
After more than 5 years leading O&M in Power Plants, Javier joined Mitsui Power Americas (MPA) in December 2011. His main responsibility is to lead the Monitoring Area of Mitsui Power Americas with more than 3 GW of installed capacity. In addition, he is collaborating with Mitsui HQ in the Digital Transformation of the company through several pilot projects including Cloud computing + Big data along with Machine Learning technologies.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Kenji Otake is the General Manger of DT (Digital Transformation) Platform Business Dept., DT Business Development Div., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 138 offices in 66 countries as of March, 2018. Kenji has been leading new business development and strategic investment in big data analytics and IoT related business in the various industries. Since joining Mitsui, Kenji has been responsible for new business development, investment, accounting and corporate strategy for Mitsui’s IT business portfolio. Kenji has broad business experiences globally, serving as the EVP of a joint venture between Mitsui and one of the largest consumer electronics companies and Deputy General Manager of IT Business Dept., Mitsui & Co. (Brazil) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Kenji holds an MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.