INSIDETHIS?EDITION Corporate NewsWelcome 3AVEVA World Community update 34Product NewsThe rise and rise of Integrated Engineering and Design 8Brownfield asset capture - at light speed! 26Customer News Cover Story: Promon Engenharia invests in AVEVA NET 4Origin Energy, the Otway Gas Project and AVEVA NET 12Waller Marine Inc. designs Venezuelan power barges 14Technip takes wind farms offshore 18Solar power plant design with Flagsol 20SIT expands use of plant design technology 24BG Petrodyne supports Middle East brownfield projects 28NLI Engineering delivers large FPSO topside projects 30A decade of AVEVA MARS at IHC Merwede 36Cover photograph: A delayed coking unit for the REPAR Petrobras refinery at the city of Araucária, in the state of Paraná in Brazil. Photograph courtesy of Promon Engenharia.Statements and opinions expressed in AVEVA World Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of AVEVA. Brands and product names mentioned may be trademarks and/or protected by copyrights of their respective owners. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without permission in writing from AVEVA. All stated facts are believed correct at time of going to press.AVEVA believes the information in this publication is correct as of its publication date. As part of continued product development, such information is subject to change without prior notice and is related to the current software release. AVEVA is not responsible for any inadvertent errors. All product names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders.Copyright 2011 AVEVA?Solutions Ltd and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.Editor - Magnus FeldtIndustry Marketing Manager, AVEVA02AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 2twitter.com/avevagroupyoutube.com/avevagroup
AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 203Reshaping the world's energy suppliesThere is a song that tells us that money makes the world go around, but what really matters is energy, the foundation of everyday life. And it's maintaining the world's energy supply in the face of relentlessly increasing demand, the drying up of easy oil, and serious environmental concerns that provides engineering's biggest challenges. As you will read in this issue, however, these challenges are being met, by our customers and through AVEVA's continued development of new and more powerful enabling technologies.There are those who predict a global economic collapse 'when the oil runs out', but this is to denigrate the considerable ingenuity of the scientists and engineers who work in the energy industries. Certainly, oil & gas are becoming harder to extract, but there are still huge reserves to be tapped. Engineering is advancing our capabilities to reach them while, at the same time, helping us to become much smarter in our consumption of precious resources. This magazine regularly presents examples of AVEVA customers delivering ever more advanced oil & gas projects. But the world is rightly looking towards other sources of energy and the long-term future will see a more balanced mix.Our customer success stories already reflect this trend, with impressive developments in a variety of renewable energy projects and continued advances in the nuclear industry. It is easy to overlook the fact that these new energy sources are enabled by the use of technologies which have been, to a large extent, developed and proven in the oil & gas industry. In this as in other ways, the fossil-fuel industries have catalysed industrial development and raised engineering capabilities so that we can confidently tackle innovative new energy projects and progressively reduce our dependence on a single source.Good illustrations of this are provided in this issue, where we look at recent customer achievements in the renewables sector. Because such energy sources are of low intensity, in order to make them economically viable it is vital to minimise the capital and lifecycle costs of their exploitation. It is no coincidence that many of the most advanced renewables projects are being created using AVEVA technology, where its industry-leading productivity helps to achieve low cost and rapid delivery. It is therefore particularly pleasing to read of Technip's notable achievements in wind energy projects, which combine their offshore oil platform expertise with the power of AVEVA Marine.On the subject of energy, world attention has been focused on the impact of the recent Japanese tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plants, and on the wider implications for the nuclear industry. AVEVA has had a long and close relationship with this industry and I would like to publicly acknowledge the support which our colleagues in Japan have provided to customers during this difficult time. Despite such setbacks, nuclear energy will continue to play an increasing role and AVEVA remains committed to supporting its nuclear customers as they tackle the new technical and regulatory requirements which will no doubt soon emerge.Engineering is a barometer of global trends and, because so much of the world's engineering relies on AVEVA technology, to see the encouragingly healthy state of this barometer you need look no further than AVEVA's sustained growth and the customer successes described in this magazine. That's what makes AVEVA World Magazine such an authoritative source, as well as a really inspiring read!Richard LongdonChief ExecutiveAVEVA Group plc'Engineering is a barometer of global trends and, because so much of the world's engineering relies on AVEVA technology, to see the encouragingly healthy state of this barometer you need look no further than AVEVA's sustained growth and the customer successes described in this magazine...'