AVEVA Software Implemented in Major Petrobras Refinery Projects

Tue, 18 September 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: AVEVA today announced that its software has been implemented on four major Petrobras Oil & Gas projects in Brazil. Engineering firm Chemtech has adopted AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Global for the development of refineries Complexo Petroquímico do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) in Rio de Janeiro; Abreu and Lima (Rnest) in Pernambuco state, and the Premium I and II in the Maranhão and Ceará states.

On the Rnest project, AVEVA PDMS was applied during the front-end engineering and design (FEED) and detailing stages of the refinery. According to Érica Conceição, Projects Manager, Chemtech, 'The AVEVA applications increased the efficiency of producing documents from the piping, mechanical, structural, electrical and instrumentation design. The products were easy to customise and we could, for instance, generate electrical layout drawings with the required 2D symbology direct from the 3D model.'

AVEVA Global was a key application for this project. Added to PDMS it allowed the visualisation and sharing of 3D model designs in real time with other members of the project consortium, regardless of their physical location. AVEVA Global will help partners and clients work simultaneously on design models from sites located in São Paulo and Recife.

On the Comperj project, AVEVA PDMS was also applied at the FEED stage and became fundamental to validating the viability of the investment. According to Ms Conceição, 'AVEVA PDMS has been highly praised by our users. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, so we can train our teams more quickly for every project.'

Santiago Pena, Senior Vice President, Latin America, AVEVA added, 'Chemtech’s implementation of AVEVA software for Petrobras’ major capital projects is an impressive reference for AVEVA not only in Brazil, but Latin America and globally. AVEVA’s products, such as AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Global, enable an Integrated Engineering & Design approach, allowing flexible and effective 3D design and collaborative working across major projects.'

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