GSE-Giprokauchuk signs major contract with AVEVARussian chemical giant extends commitment to AVEVA Plant software by adopting an integrated project approachAVEVA has been awarded a significant new contract by LLC GSE-Giprokauchuk, one of the Russian leaders in design and research for the chemical, petrochemical and synthetic rubber industries. The contract is for the implementation of software from the AVEVA Plant portfolio including AVEVA PDMS. According to the company, the deal would see GSE-Giprokauchuk’ PDMS licences increase tenfold over the next two years. Following GSE-Giprokauchuk’s recent successes, winning several major contracts with leading Russian owner operators, the company has decided to increase its investment in AVEVA software. The need to decrease the number of clashes and errors, shorten project timescales and hand over to the operator a ready-to-use, intelligent 3D model were all important factors in the investment decision. All of the company’s construction activities will now be engineered and designed using AVEVA software. “One of the key features of AVEVA software is its Integrated Engineering & Design approach to project execution,” said Vladimir Manenkov, Managing Director of GSE-Giprokauchuk “We are now working with a powerful, flexible and reliable platform that is suitable for complex international projects. The shortening of project schedules and the dramatically improved project quality that are enabled by the integrated AVEVA software were also key business reasons for its adoption.”“GSE-Giprokauchuk had previously used technology from another vendor for its engineering and design needs,” added Evgeny Fedotov, Senior Vice-President Russia, India & Middle East, AVEVA. “It has now conducted several major complex projects using AVEVA software. The scale and complexity of these required a new approach to the project execution process and we are delighted that they selected AVEVA to meet this challenge.”“GSE-Giprokauchuk carries out offshore projects for Russia’s leading owner operators, such as JSC Tatneft, JSC Nizhnekamsneftehim and JSC Lukoil, so this is an important strategic contract for AVEVA,” he adds.