PROJECTUS Makes Strategic Investment in AVEVA Plant

Integrated Engineering & Design approach to support fast, error-free, multi-site capital project execution

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 15 May 2012: AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced today that PROJECTUS Consultoria LTDA., a Brazilian Engineering company, has significantly invested in AVEVA Plant to implement an Integrated Engineering & Design approach for major capital project execution. PROJECTUS has extended the use of AVEVA PDMS, with the addition of AVEVA OpenSteel and AVEVA Global to meet quality, reliability and productivity targets in response to increasing volume and complexity of client projects.

“We have now significantly expanded our use of the AVEVA Plant portfolio to take advantage of multi-site collaborative working and fast, error-free communication of steelwork information”, said Gustavo Dessotti Pinto, PDMS Administrator, PROJECTUS. “Due to AVEVA’s flexible open software approach we have also been able to customize a number of in-house programs. These include automatic support attachments and clash detection. AVEVA OpenSteel alone has reduced the modelling time of steel structures from 1 week to 15-30 minutes.”

Two of PROJECTUS’ customers have also commented on its use of AVEVA software.

Wagner Pereira Pinto of GALVÃO Engenharia, a company that is constructing the Unities o Gasolin and Diesel Hydrotreatment for Petrobras Paulinia Refinery, comments, “PROJECTUS is already experiencing the benefits that AVEVA PDMS brings such as improved design efficiency and working with the most up-to-date 3D graphics, to deliver ‘right first time design’. We fully endorse its use of PDMS.”

Simão Tuma of Petrobras adds, “AVEVA’s products enable an Integrated Engineering & Design approach, allowing flexible and effective 3D design and collaborative working across major projects. This helps to create and maintain consistent designs throughout the project lifecycle. We support its choice.”

“PROJECTUS already has valuable experience using AVEVA PDMS and has achieved very direct project benefits”, added Santiago Pena, Senior Vice President – Latin America, AVEVA. “AVEVA solutions interfacing with PROJECTUS’ own software for document management, electrical and instrumentation materials and piping, has resulted in a reduction of project man hours, improved on-time delivery and higher quality standards. AVEVA received a strong endorsement from PROJECTUS when it shared recent project experience with peers during a presentation at the 2011 AVEVA World Summit in Rio de Janeiro.”

PROJECTUS first implemented AVEVA PDMS in 2005 as its primary 3D engineering design tool. At that time, it was a minimum requirement to participate in client projects in order to supply complete 3D models.

AVEVA software was recently used on the 9.5 km long COMPERJ PIPERACK project for Petrobras which was split into 270 modules and completed in only 15 months, involving 8.000 ton. pipes and 30.000 ton of steel structures. All piping, support and metallic structure were modelled with AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA OpenSteel and AVEVA Global.

All AVEVA Plant products are part of AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design approach which improves project efficiency and reduces engineering and design costs by offering complementary products that draw on common processes, disciplines and deliverables, through a single managed information model. For more information visit

PROJECTUS Consultoria LTDA. is located in São Paulo/SP, Rio de Janeiro/RJ and Esteio/RS, Brazil with over 800 employees in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries.

AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For more than 45 years it has delivered business critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractors and shipbuilders around the world. For further information please visit or