PNM Picks Aconex to Support Environmental Upgrade of Power Plant

PNM Picks Aconex to Support Environmental Upgrade of Power Plant 
Will Use Online Collaboration Platform to Manage Project Information
and Processes 
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 --  Aconex, provider of
the world's most widely used project collaboration solutions for the
power, construction, infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas
industries, has been selected by Public Service Company of New Mexico
(PNM) to support the environmental upgrade of its San Juan Generating
Station. San Juan is a coal-fired power plant near Farmington, NM,
which serves more than 2 million electricity customers. PNM is a
regulated utility and New Mexico's largest provider of electricity.  
The environmental upgrade project targets San Juan's compliance with
federal visibility regulations concerning regional haze caused by
power plant pollutants. The project, approved by the New Mexico
Environmental Improvement Board and subject to the approval of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would retire two of San
Juan's four coal-fired power generating units by the end of 2017 and
install nitrogen-oxide reduction technology at the other two units by
early 2016. The upgrade is expected to control haze-forming and
carbon emissions, while reducing water usage and coal combustion
byproducts. The estimated value of the multi-year project exceeds
$100 million. 
PNM will use the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform to manage
project information and processes across a multi-company design,
engineering and construction team. Different organizations on the
team will be able to share documents, drawings and correspondence on
a secure, neutral platform for improved efficiency and risk
management. Workflows defined by PNM will automate reviews, approvals
and other critical processes. The Aconex platform will maintain a
complete and accurate audit trail of all project activities and
communications for compliance and reporting purposes. 
"We selected Aconex for a number of reasons," said Evelin Wheeler,
executive director, generation development, at PNM Resources (NYSE:
PNM), an electric utility holding company which operates PNM. "Unlike
internal file-sharing software, the Aconex platform provides access
to project information and implements standard processes across
multiple independent contractors, consultants and vendors. It also
supports web-like searches that allow us to quickly find
information." 
Wheeler added that customer service and support delivered by Aconex
range from hands-on operations consulting for project set-up to
online training and documentation.  
Frank Kopas, general manager of the Americas at Aconex, said: "The
San Juan project is a key win for us in the power segment, and we
look forward to helping PNM ensure successful delivery. As the U.S.
economy continues to improve, demand for electricity and other forms
of energy will grow. Utilities will need to build and upgrade their
infrastructure in environmentally sustainable ways -- just as PNM is
doing with the San Juan Generating Facility." 
About Aconex
 Aconex provides the world's most widely used 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 largest power 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 
 
 
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