HEADQUARTERS
Seoul, South Korea
OVERVIEW

Established in 1939, Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd., with its E&C (Engineering and Construction) and Petrochemical groups has been the flagship enterprise of the Daelim Business Conglomerate. Daelim is recognized as a global contractor with cutting-edge technologies and excellent management abilities, boasting a distinguished record of performance in more than 24 countries. The fields covered by Daelim’s high-quality and cost- competitive services include gas, petroleum refining, chemical & petrochemical, power & energy plants, building & housing, civil works as well as a range of industrial facilities.

  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint
Daelim Industrial Co. Uses Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint To Speed The Synchronization of Content Between South Korea and Saudi Arabia
GLOBAL CONTRACTOR TAKES ADVANTAGE OF SHAREPOINT REPLICATION TO REDUCE BANDWIDTH AND SAVE TIME FOR UPDATING OR UPLOADING CONTENT
THE CHALLENGE

A premiere Engineering & Construction and Petrochemical group, Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. is recognized as a global contractor with cutting-edge technologies and excellent management abilities, boasting a distinguished record of performance in more than 24 countries.

With a top-notch staff of over 2,700 specialists, Daelim’s Engineering & Construction group was contracted to build a petro-chemical plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. A construction project of this magnitude requires numerous Daelim staff to reside on site and collaborate virtually with the rest of the Daelim team at its corporate headquarters in Korea.

THE SOLUTION

Prior to implementing Metalogix’s Replicator, Daelim relied on an Enterprise Portal built on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007). This Enterprise Portal operated via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) between Daelim’s head office in Seoul, Korea and Al Jubail.

Unfortunately, the VPN’s painfully slow bandwidth prevented the staff in Al Jubail from effectively communicating with the head office. What Daelim needed was a solution that would decrease transfer time of MOSS data between Seoul and Al Jubail.

In order to address the painfully slow transfer of data across their VPN, Daelim added a MOSS server in Al Jubail at its team site. Then they decided to replicate data between Seoul and Al Jubail by using Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint.

THE RESULTS

By using Metalogix Replicator, HMC can now effectively support a number of processes, resulting in a steady support of their supply chain and projects. Its efficiency has been significantly increased on its SharePoint databases, allowing an easy flow of information to and from offshore vessels, regardless of slow bandwidth and satellite communication. Furthermore, Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint allows HMC’s contractors to communicate with the central SharePoint environment on a secure network, processing and receiving information quickly without the hassle of emails.

“The Metalogix Replicator solution is seamless when looking at SharePoint,” said Soulsby. “There are other products that do not have the level of integration that Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint does, and it really does make a difference in the day to day management process.”

It is an effective solution that successfully caters to HMC’s need for a “store and forward” bi-directional communication and information system. Metalogix Replicator is also easily implemented, and manageable as a result of the various integrated tools within the program. Such tools include the Metalogix Connect for Replicator, which minimizes the time spent in monitoring replication processes.

The Metalogix solution allows HMC to push SharePoint content to its vessels’ local servers, while ensuring its documents are up-to-date. The benefits are numerous — massive scalability, augmented productivity, enhanced collaboration, streamlined communication, improved security controls, faster approval processes, and a resultant ability to address and identify potential challenges sooner.

The success of Replicator is evident on all three offshore vessel sites, as well as the main Leiden office. Furthermore, Replicator proved indispensable during the construction of HMC’s fourth vessel, where bandwidth was significantly limited.