AVEVA Accepting Nominations for “Engineering Excellence to the Extreme” Contest

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AVEVA Accepting Nominations for “Engineering Excellence to the Extreme” Contest
Winners to be honored at AVEVA’s International Symposium for Engineering IT (ISEIT) 2007

Houston, Texas – July 18, 2007 – Across the globe, if you see a big project – a complicated project – a project that calls for ‘extreme engineering’ and problem-solving – chances, are, an AVEVA customer and AVEVA’s technology played some part in bringing that project to life.

To recognize these customers and their achievements, AVEVA is hosting its second annual “Engineering Excellence to the Extreme” contest. Winners and their projects will be profiled at AVEVA Americas’ International Symposium for Engineering IT (ISEIT) 2007 ( www.iseit.com), which is being held October 21 through 23 in San Antonio, Texas.

Previous award winners have included Arauco, for designing and engineering the US $1 billion Itata, Chile wood pulp and sawmill; Petrobras, for completing a 3D model of its Reduc refinery distillation unit in Brazil in just 40 hours; SBM Imodco for designing the largest internal turret mooring floating production system ever built; and Tri Ocean Engineering for designing and engineering the Niglintgak surface facility in arctic conditions with minimal environmental impact.
In order to qualify for an Engineering Excellence award, AVEVA technology must have been used on some part of the project. Companies should also demonstrate what makes this project an example of extraordinary engineering challenges overcome – whether it be scope, environmental, safety, risk, completion time, or other factors.
For more information on the Engineering Excellence to the Extreme awards and to download a nomination form, please visit http://events.aveva.com/iseit/americas/extreme_eng_americas.doc. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2007.

About AVEVA’s International Symposium for Engineering IT (ISEIT) 2007
ISEIT is an executive-level 2-day symposium that examines the business and technical challenges of building and maintaining engineering assets. The theme of this year’s ISEIT conferences is “Continual Progression”, examining the interdependence of information technology and real-world engineering with a thought-provoking program focused on industry-specific trends, best practices, and strategies that provide a competitive management advantage in today's dynamic marketplace. The theme also underscores AVEVA’s commitment to helping engineering firms and owner/operators achieve global working with less risk, shorter lead times and improved business efficiency, by offering intelligent technology solutions that evolve to meet customer needs, without disrupting work processes.

For the latest information on ISEIT and to register, please visit http://www.iseit.com.

About AVEVA Group plc
AVEVA Group plc is one of the world’s foremost and fastest-growing lifecycle engineering IT solutions and services providers to the oil and gas, paper and pulp, power, chemical, pharmaceutical and shipbuilding industries. Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:AVV), the Group reported pre-tax profits for the year ended March 2007 of GBP 24.7 million on revenues of GBP 94.9 million. The Group has grown consistently since 1967 on the strength of pioneering engineering technology that protects the information assets of its customers from the volatile nature of the IT industry.

The Group's history of innovation spans five decades and has produced most of today's major engineering IT technologies. Serving over 1600 clients, AVEVA has a dominant position in many market sectors both on and offshore. In May 2004, the Group acquired Tribon Solutions AB, the market-leading shipbuilding solution company and now serves 85% of the world's top 20 shipbuilders.

The Group's clients include leading plant owner operators, shipbuilders and engineering contractors such as Aker Kvaerner, ALSTOM Power, AMEC, Areva NP, BASF, BP, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation, Daewoo Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Dalian New Shipbuilding, Du Pont, Electricité de France, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hanjin Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation, Merck, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, North-West Electric Power Design Institute, Petronas Carigali, Samsung Engineering, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Shell, Sinopec Engineering Incorporation, STX Shipbuilding and Uhde.

Headquartered in Cambridge, England, AVEVA Group plc and its operating subsidiaries currently employ more than 600 staff worldwide with offices in England, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea and the USA.

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