16 April 2010 -Business Weekly
AVEVA Group in Cambridge, one of the world's leading providers of engineering data and design IT systems to the plant, power and marine industries, has won work in Iraq.
State Industrial Design and Consultation Company (SIDCCO), one of the largest EPC contractors in Iraq, has selected AVEVA Plant solutions for ongoing and future projects in the strife-torn country.
SIDCCO is owned by the Ministry of Industrial and Minerals. As one of the largest EPC contractors in Iraq, SIDCCO offers services ranging from feasibility studies to turnkey constructions. Ministry of Industry and Mineral Companies, Ministry of Oil Companies and Ministry of Electricity are among the company’s biggest clients.
Ali Al-Naama, SIDCCO DG, said: "We are impressed by AVEVA Plant's engineering and business benefits, which make it possible to work in the most complex projects by enabling coordination amongst various disciplines in a clash-free environment.
“We look forward to benefiting from AVEVA solutions for more productivity and site rework reduction. SIDCCO's engineering and design teams are having intensive training to be able to start implementing and using AVEVA's solutions immediately.”
Louay Dahmash, VP of AVEVA Middle East, said AVEVA had increased its presence in the Middle East despite the economic downturn.
“We are very excited to be entering such a promising market and being a part of Iraq's reconstruction projects with SIDCCO.
“I am confident that AVEVA will continue proving itself with its proven and evolving technology in Iraq, which will play a great role for AVEVA's growth in the region."
The Iraq success adds to further significant export wins in the first quarter of this year for the Cambridge company.
AVEVA says that sales of its AVEVA NET Information Management solution have surged forward in Russia over recent months despite challenging worldwide economic conditions.
AMET University, India's premier marine industry university, will be featuring AVEVA Marine solutions as part of its curriculum. Located in Chennai, AMET University is the first private maritime academy in India.
Peter Finch, president, AVEVA Asia Pacific, said: “India's prominence as a source of skilled labour in the marine industry is seen in the rise of outsourced marine engineering projects by the world's leading shipyards.
“The AVEVA Academic Initiative equips graduates with hands-on skills in using the leading shipbuilding range of solutions preferred by top global shipyards.”