Case Study: TRANSCO 




“I would like to thank TWPL for playing a part in this achievement. the last 5 years have seen TRANSCO adopt a Strategic Management business model, now recognised to be operating at an Internationally acknowledged good practice standard.” 

David Copestake, Managing Director, TRANSCO


TRANSCO is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and is responsible for developing, operating and maintaining the power transmission and water distribution networks within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Contract objectives;

The Woodhouse Partnership provided the core expertise for the introduction of PAS 55 / ISO 55000 to Transco over a 3-year period, achieving the first utilities certification of an asset management system in the Gulf region.   We are currently providing senior management leadership assistance in updating and extending the next 3-year plan with Transco

Value; £240,000

Duration; 3 years 2012-2015

Activity description;

Systematic review of existing capabilities and maturity in Asset Management (across both water and electricity network operations). 

Gap analysis and roadmap development for a 3-year improvement programme, leading to independent certification against the PAS 55 standard for optimal management of physical assets (first such utility certification in the Middle East).  Implementation workstreams Inc.

  • Development of risk management, criticality and prioritisation schemes.
  • Asset management education programme
  • Capital investment planning processes
  • Project and programme management
  • Operational and maintenance problem-solving and innovation activities (including procedures for root cause analysis and elimination, maintenance optimisation, condition monitoring, integrity management).
  • Knowledge transfer and engagement of Transco staff in developing their own solutions, integrating and aligning their (previously silo’ed) functions and establishing a clear line of sight between corporate priorities and day-to-day personal activities.

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