Software project supports pellet plant development

By Staff | March 14, 2014

Construction project management software developer Aconex has announced it is supporting the development of Zilkha Biomass Energy’s 275,000 black pellet fuel plant. The facility is expected to be fully operational in early 2015.

Zilkha is using the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform to manage project information and processes across a multi-company team of contractors, consultants, subcontractors, and vendors involved in the construction of the facility. The Aconex platform is designed to provide a secure, neutral collaboration system for managing workflows, processing documents, drawings, and correspondence.

According to Clyde Stearns, vice president of engineering at Zilkha, up to 20 different organizations will review, mark-up and approve documents and drawings and communicate with each other on the Aconex platform.

“Having a central location for all project data and workflows saves time, improves accuracy and reduces overall project risk. In the future, we expect to use Aconex on more complex projects with larger teams and greater volumes of information,” Stearns said.