HOUSTON, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire/ --

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

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

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Contact: Jennifer Lozier Head of Marketing, AVEVA Americas AVEVA Inc. Tel: +1-832-204-5597 Jennifer.Lozier@aveva.com http://www.aveva.com

Contact: Jennifer Lozier, Head of Marketing, AVEVA Americas, AVEVA Inc., Tel: +1-832-204-5597, Jennifer.Lozier@aveva.com