2019 - OSIsoft PI World Gothenburg - Power Generation
The Robin platform: how PI evolved to the core of one of Engie’s leading digital platforms
Since 2006, PI went through an organizational and functional evolution within Engie's Business Unit Generation Europe (BU Gen). As of 2017, the PI infrastructure has been further consolidated on a private cloud and was branded as ROBIN. It is considered one of Engie’s leading OT platforms. The strategic choice to host all BU Gen applications on the same private cloud accelerated the deployment of satellite apps that orbit around ROBINs PI-based core to fulfill specific business needs: displaying real-time asset status, performing inspection rounds, checking equipment safety and logging operational events. A standardized approach for using PI, AF, Analytics and PI Vision in a joint effort with subject matter experts lead to the creation of condition monitoring and performance calculation modules. Currently other subsidiaries of the Engie group are adopting the ROBIN platform thanks to the flexibility, functionality, scale of PI and the service provided by our in-house competence center.
- Facilities & Data Centers
- Oil & Gas
Bart Van Brabant
Ir. Bart Van Brabant began his career at Engie as a technical analyst within the Industrial Solution team of the IT department. With a passion for problem solving and forming the bridge between users and technology, he specialized in functional analysis and user support on the PI System and relational database systems and is currently leading the functional analysis and AF training activities at the Operational Technology team of the IS department within Engie's Business Unit Generation. He assisted in the design and integration of various OT systems with PI, such as LIMS and CEMS. Thereby focusing on the usage of AF as a modelling layer for applications. His educational background is a Master of Bioscience engineering in Cellular and Genetic Engineering and Bio-Informatics.
Matthieu Fedrigo is a mechanical engineer who started his career at Engie in 2006 as SAP BW Business Analyst. During 4 years, he was in charge of BI applications and projects gathering data from Finance, Purchasing, Production and HR data. Then he joined the HR department and was in charge of HR IS systems, organizational projects and financial performance. In 2016, he joined the IT department of Business Unit Generation Europe as Domain Manager Analytics, Digital & ERP systems where his main mission is the digitalization of the Business Unit.