DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AVEVA (LSE:AVV), the leading supplier of engineering IT systems for the plant and marine industries, today announced that Litwin PEL has selected AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Global, for use at their new offices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

AVEVA PDMS was selected on the basis of its distributed engineering capabilities provided by AVEVA Global; Litwin UAE will now be able to collaborate extensively on major projects within the Litwin group including working on the latest distributed project involving three execution centres in France, Romania and UAE.

Alain Davadant, Chief Operating Officer Litwin UAE commented:

The main challenge of this project is to work with several centres on the same units/model in order to increase our global productivity and to reduce the schedule.

Implementation in Litwin UAE was performed within one month, including the purchase of the server and licenses, their implementation and the training of our designers. We had to be ready to be operational and to enter in this project in a four weeks period.

We expect to increase the productivity of the issue of our deliverables. The main target is to offer high quality output based on a common and shared database especially when involving several and complex units.

The model reflects exactly what is being performed in the three centres. Automatic updates reflect the constant changes made by the designers. This is a continuous and dynamic process.

Our first PDMS project encompassed comprehensive engineering service of about 150,000 man-hours including FEED, basic engineering, procurement at the initial stages and construction support. Completion of the new plant is scheduled for December 2008.

The modelling of the complete plant is performed by AVEVA PDMS working across locations in France, Romania, UAE, managed via AVEVA Global.

Louay Dahmash, Vice President of AVEVA Middle East said:

We are very pleased to have Litwin as a client. AVEVA Global allows multiple locations to share design data which delivers high performance, control and protection from communications limitations or failures. Using AVEVA PDMS Litwin will be able to perform effectively and operate world-wide regardless of geographical location and time zone.

For further information, please contact:

Elvis Mert AVEVA Tel: +971-4-365-4536

Elvis Mert, AVEVA, Tel: +971-4-365-4536,