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Leighton Welspun Uses Aconex for Oil and Gas Projects in India

Leighton Welspun Uses Aconex for Oil and Gas Projects in India 
Deploys Mobile Project Information Management for Pipeline
Construction 
MUMBAI, INDIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 --  Aconex, provider of
the world's most widely used project collaboration solutions for the
oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, power, and mining
industries, has been engaged by Leighton Welspun Contractors Pvt.
Ltd. to support construction projects for oil and gas pipelines off
the western coast of India. Leighton Welspun, a leading global
contractor based in Mumbai, is part of the Leighton Group, which
operates engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies
worldwide. 
Leighton Welspun has deployed the Aconex Online Collaboration
Platform to manage project information and processes across
multi-company teams building the Heera RD Phase-II Pipeline and the
Additional Pipeline for India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
These underwater pipelines, of approximately 75 kilometers each, will
transport oil and gas from production platforms in the Heera and
Mumbai High fields in the Arabian Sea. The two projects have a
combined value of approximately US$200 million and are scheduled for
completion in May 2014. 
"Aconex is a next-generation collaboration solution which centralizes
all project documents, drawings, models, communications, and
workflows in one place for secure access by the entire project
teams," said Vivek Mazumdar, general manager of information
technology and information systems at Leighton Welspun. "Whether on
site, on the road or in the office, our project managers can capture
information, respond to RFIs, review and mark up documents, and make
timely, actionable decisions -- which are recorded in a permanent
audit trail." 
Reducing Project Cost and Risk 
Leighton Welspun is providing end-to-end EPC services for both
pipelines. Project teams will use Aconex Mobile construction apps for
anywhere/anytime access to project information on the Aconex platform
from iOS and Android devices. Documents for all suppliers on the
project will be captured, processed, tracked, and reported for
efficiency and accuracy, as well as timely handover. 
Mazumdar cited widespread industry adoption, ease of deployment,
mobile apps, and building information modeling (BIM) management
capabilities as key factors in Leighton Welspun's choice of Aconex.
He added: "Aconex has provided exceptional training and support to
get us up and running quickly, and we fully expect to reduce cost and
risk on both projects."  
Andy Lake, general manager of Asia at Aconex, said: "The Leighton
Group is one of the world's largest and most influential full-service
contractors, and we're pleased with the opportunity to help its
operating companies deliver successful projects. Leighton Welspun is
a blue-chip client, highly responsive and forward-looking in its
application of technology. We look forward to supporting its teams
through the pipeline projects and to winning future business based on
our performance and reliability."  
About Aconex 
Aconex provides the world's most widely used Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS) platform for managing information, processes and people
throughout the lifecycle of construction and engineering projects
across multiple industries. The Aconex suite of solutions -- secure,
neutral and centralized -- enables owners, contractors and project
managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of
all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for
all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more
than US$800 billion, with over 430,000 users. Clients include many of
the world's leading oil and gas companies, nine of the world's top
ten EPC/EPCM firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design firms, and
nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering companies. For
more information and examples of Aconex in action, see
www.aconex.com. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn
at www.linkedin.com/company/aconex. 
Aconex Contact: 
Tod Bottari
Communications Director
+1 650 731 3309
media@aconex.com