ISO 55001 is highly demanding in terms of consistency and discipline in planning and production management, which guarantees coordination, efficiency and timeliness of actions in relation to assets.
Head of the Production Assets Efficiency Control Department Denis Bezzubov comments that "the key point of SUEK's strategy is to increase operational efficiency and productivity to become the most efficient energy and heat producer in the world."
“Implementation of this strategy is primarily based on the commitment to follow best practices and international standards, which is one of the growth factors that we have established within our company. As such, we have studied and consistently apply the ISO 55001 international standard, which sets requirements for an asset management system that are aimed at improving asset reliability and performance and achieving the maximum return on them throughout the entire life cycle of asset ownership. TÜV AUSTRIA auditors assist us in comparing our approaches with recognised international requirements,” Denis Bezzubov stated.
As Andreas Dvorak, Head of TÜV AUSTRIA CERT GMBH, the company that audited and certified SUEK, noted,
"This standard imposes quite strict requirements and, therefore, not many companies in the world have been able to implement and confirm compliance with ISO 55001."