PE Live Podcast: Digital Twins—the Gateway to Autonomous Industrial Facilities (IV)


Welcome to PE Live Podcast's new series "Digital Twins—the Gateway to Autonomous Industrial Facilities" in association with Hexagon. The latest episode "Wood PLC—Engineering Contractor’s Perspective on Digital Twins" is hosted by Hans Kouwer, director industry consulting - EMIA, Hexagon, in conversation with Mark Littleford, Wood.


With 35,000 professionals, across 60 countries, UK based Wood PLC are one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and Materials markets. Whilst ranked in top three engineering firms in Oil & Gas, Refining & Petrochemicals, 22% of their $5.5 billion revenues are now generated from sustainable solutions. In this episode of the Hexagon Digital Twin podcast series, Hexagon will examine with Wood PLC's Mark Littleford, engineering systems and information management department manager, how they address the challenge of meeting the demands for digital twins from clients, the benefits that can be derived during the project phase, the role of standards and other aspects of how digital twins impact engineering contractors.


Meet the Speakers


Hans Kouwer

Director Industry Consulting - EMIA


Hans Kouwer is Industry Consulting Director for Hexagon Asset Licfecycle Intelligence (ALI) in the EMIA region. He has over 30 years of experience in the process industry. He joined Hexagon ALI 15 years ago after many years of industrial experience. Hans has extensive experiences with advising business organizations how their day-to-day business processes can benefit from effective information management and digital transformation. Hans is Dutch and based out of the Netherlands.

Mark Littleford

Engineering Systems and Information Management Department Manager


Manager of highly experienced Engineering Systems and Information Management teams, concentrated on executing complex Digitally delivered Capital Projects. Keenly focused on delivering strategy enhancements to optimise execution methods as well as coordination of global project teams and software specialists to deliver through pre-FEED, FEED and EPC Projects covering onshore petrochemical plants, gas compression stations, pharmaceutical plants, and infrastructure projects worldwide.



This is the latest episode of the PE Live Podcast series, Digital Twins—the Gateway to Autonomous Industrial Facilities, in association with Hexagon. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy it.

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