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14 August, 2014 - 14:10 By News Desk

Latin American petrochem giant picks AVEVA software


Cambridge UK plant engineering software specialist AVEVA has scored a major success in the Latin American petrochemical sector.

It has won a large and significant contract for its technology with Braskem, a Brazilian company headquartered in São Paulo and Latin America’s largest petrochemical business.

Braskem has signed up the Cambridge company to convert the engineering and design data of 12 of its plants to AVEVA PDMS software during 2014. 

The deal stems from a successful pilot project earlier this year. AVEVA said it won a global beauty parade to win the contract as Braskem vetted several international  software vendors.

Braskem’s Luis Henrique Barreto said: “These petrochemical plants were originally designed with software from another company. AVEVA PDMS offers us reliable continuity and the integrity of the original models.

“Combined with the excellent post-sales support and service we receive from AVEVA this will ensure that the conversion runs smoothly creating high quality models without significant data loss.

“At the end of the process we will have AVEVA PDMS models of all of our plants and we can use those models for the design and execution of maintenance and modification projects. The confidence we have in AVEVA and its technology has put us at ease with the process.”

AVEVA’s VP for global sales, Helmut Schuller added. “The migration process must ensure maximum data integrity and our solutions and experience in large-scale migrations will ensure we achieve this.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Braskem and supplying our proven technologies to strengthen their operations. This agreement is a first step in our new relationship and clear evidence of Braskem’s confidence in AVEVA.”

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