Bechtel Deploys RFID to Bring Visibility and Cost Savings to Island Construction Projects

By Doug

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Using RFID technology to track materials as they move through a complex localized supply chain is helping Bechtel shorten cycle times, reduce costs and achieve transactional benefits during material-handling activities for the construction of three mega-sized industrial projects. The engineering, procurement and construction of three liquified natural gas (LNG) plants on Curtis Island, in Queensland, Australia—accessible only by water—represents the greatest concentration of Bechtel projects anywhere in the world. The three LNG projects sit side by side, with three separate owners, and all construction materials for these projects must be loaded onto transport ferries and moved across a harbor before reaching their intended final installation location. Learn how the use of an RFID solution was a key component of meeting the construction schedule. And find out how employing RFID technology for material management increased labor productivity, reduced indirect labor costs and improved work planning, resulting in efficient execution of the required construction work processes.