IHI Infrastructure Systems Co. Ltd is a division of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., or IHI Corporation, one of the world’s oldest heavy-machinery manufacturers. IHI Infrastructure Systems, which is dedicated to infrastructure projects, was contracted in 2011 to build a 2.8 kilometer long suspension bridge in Izmit Bay. The Izmit Bay bridge is a very demanding project both in terms of project management and terrain conditions.
IHI Corporation, its parent company, was founded in 1853 in Tokyo, Japan as a shipyard, but quickly tapped into other sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, bridge construction, and power generation. Today it produces ships, aero engines, turbochargers for automobiles, power stations, boilers, and other industrial equipment and machinery
“Building a suspension bridge in Izmit Bay, an earthquake-prone area, is a daunting challenge, so we just could not risk relying only on MS Office, which works as a standalone tool offering no visibility into the project at all,” said Tunç Cetinkaya, project coordination and control department manager of Izmit Bay bridge project, IHI Infrastructure Systems Co. Ltd. “We needed a web-based solution with potent project management functionality, such as planning, forecasting, and risk analysis; real-time progress tracking, coordination, and collaboration tools; and content- and correspondence -management features. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera Contract Management cover all this and even more. These tools are also very user-friendly and we have access to customized training when we need it.”
The roll-out went very smoothly, and Oracle partner PRM Yazilim deployed both solutions—Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera Contract Management—within just 10 days. Training was also a part of this process, and PRM Yazilim conducted customized training sessions for Turkish and Japanese staff of IHI who work in Istanbul. PRM Yazilim specialists zeroed in on IHI’s specific requirements, rather than providing generic technical advice, which enabled them to fully align the solutions with IHI’s internal business processes. The Oracle partner aims to render support throughout the project lifecycle to secure the customer’s bottom line.