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January 14, 2015

AVEVA Expands Presence to Middle East

Richard Longdon CEO AVEVA

Company focuses on support for Saudi Arabian energy industries.

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia — AVEVA announced that the software company has opened a new office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The office will supply sales and support for AVEVA products and services throughout the Gulf region. The move is intended to help the company focus on Owner Operators, and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractors in the oil & gas and power industries.

AVEVA CEO Richard Longdon

In a statement, Helmut Schuller, AVEVA’s Executive VP, Group Sales, gave further reason for the expansion. In addition to a desire to provide the region with service and support in its own languages and in keeping with its culture, “Saudi Arabia represents a key market. It has the world’s largest crude oil production capacity and the plan to increase electricity generating capacity to 120 gigawatts (GW) by 2032.”

The region is set for big infrastructural changes in the next two decades, which presents a possible opportunity for AVEVA’s asset digitalization solutions. A report released the US Energy Information Administration in September of 2014 states that “The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy program seeks to ensure that half of the electricity generated in Saudi Arabia comes from renewable sources by 2032,” when demand will increase to 120 gigawatts.

In a statement, AVEVA Group CEO Richard Longdon said “the new office is another example of our continued investment to deliver local sales and support where our customers operate. We will be focused on helping our OO and EPC customers improve their businesses through predictable project delivery and reliable operations.”

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