Alliance Engineering Receives FIATECH 2008 CETI Award

    Using AVEVA PDMS Technology, Company Fast Tracks World's Largest Energy

    HOUSTON, May 21 /CNW/ - AVEVA (LSE:AVV) today announced that a major
client, Alliance Wood Group Engineering (Alliance) received FIATECH's 2008
Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) Award in the
category of Automated Design. The company uses AVEVA's PDMS solution to plan
and execute its ultra-deep water exploration projects.
    Alliance is part of international energy services company John Wood Group
PLC (Wood Group) a provider of engineering, procurement and construction
management services for the energy industry.
    "We're very pleased to receive this prestigious award from FIATECH," said
Ron Bohannan, vice president of engineering for Alliance. "Using AVEVA's PDMS
software, Alliance has successfully designed and executed innovative solutions
offshore and on; helping customers meet their business goals below cost and
ahead of schedule."
    AVEVA's PDMS software allows Alliance to design using 3-D modeling so its
clients can fully visualize the project from planning to execution. On most
exploration projects, all disciplines are involved - electrical,
instrumentation, piping and structural. PDMS streamlines all of the data and
updates it into one single model that is continuously modified throughout the
lifespan of the project.
    "Alliance Engineering has made some remarkable engineering advances in
deep water exploration," said Derek Middlemas, group operations director at
AVEVA. "And AVEVA is proud to be a contributor to their success."
    Alliance's portfolio of projects includes some of the world's largest and
most visible onshore, deep offshore, and Floating, Production, Storage and
Offloading (FPSO) projects, including a major presence in the Gulf of Mexico,
where Alliance has designed and engineered many of the new build Deepwater
Floating facilities using AVEVA PDMS technology.
    The CETI Award was established in 2006 to promote and showcase innovative
construction-related technologies that benefit the capital projects industry.
The Award is given annually to organizations that have conducted new and
emerging technology implementations as well as research and development.

    About Alliance Engineering

    Alliance is an independent services provider to the domestic and
international oil and gas industry. Alliance specializes in engineering,
design, procurement, project management and construction management of on and
offshore upstream oil and gas facilities and structures. Capabilities range
from feasibility studies through complete turn-key installations. Alliance has
offices in Houston, Denver and Durango.

    About AVEVA Group plc

    AVEVA is trusted around the world to deliver engineering IT solutions
with strategic value to leading companies in the plant and marine industries.
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