SSAB trusts on ALMA with life-cycle management of Raahe Works

Technical Documentation & Management
Electrification & Field Instrumentation
ALMA is a key factor in the Raahe Works concerning all the business-critical processes and tasks. The system is used for automation and electrification planning and project management, management of all technical drawings, as well as a link to the maintenance system and materials management.

SSAB Europe's Raahe Works is a long-time customer of ALMA and class of its own in users. The system is used in all departments of the factory. ALMA has received praise in particular that the issues and documents in one place, and that information is always up to date. Today, the number of users in Raahe is closer to 500 and external desingers there are about 100.

The dimension is huge: there are technical drawings more than 600.000 sets of documents and a total of one million. The system contents is also wild: positions are to be more than a million, cables around 250.000 and internal wires more than 6.5 million, for example.

So ALMA is not just a design tool, but an important source of information for upkeep and maintenance in Raahe Works.

Project management and maintenance were improved significantly

The ALMA® knowledge management system is based on modern applications especially suitable for distributed operations in engineering and maintenance. The efficient database management and the browser-based user interface are due to ensure easy, user friendly and agile operation of the system. Additionally the system is easily expandable. 

Since ALMA is carried out using modern technology, it is ideal for design and maintenance activities.

"Maintenance is grateful that all information and documentation is up to date and can now be found from one location. This enables the development of practices and routine work. The administration service offered by ALMA Consulting has been proved to be an effective solution for maintaining the vast system and its everyday tasks", Mr. Pekka Mäyrä from ALMA Consulting Ltd conveys greetings of SSAB Europe. 

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.