Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil

  • April 14, 2015
  • Case Study

April 14, 2015 -  Progen Projetos Gerenciamento e Engenharia S.A. (Progen), a Brazilian engineering company, used AVEVA PDMS software on a major greenfield project in Brazil, for multinational EVONIK.

‘We have experienced significant advantages by using AVEVA PDMS on EVONIK’s BOOST project, a new plant that will produce products for the cosmetics industry,’ explained Renato Marquesano, Engineering Systems, Progen.  ‘Previously we were working with 2D design software and increasingly encountered discrepancies, from inaccurate material lists to high numbers of clashes. This led to significant and costly problems in the construction phase.

‘On the BOOST project, a large and complex chemical plant with over 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments, we have seen dramatic improvements. By using AVEVA PDMS we have been able to create higher quality design deliverables, collaborate more efficiently and greatly reduce rework, all of which have resulted in considerable time and cost savings.’

‘We are delighted to have supported Progen in the excellent work they have done on this major project for EVONIK,’ commented Evgeny Fedotov, Senior Vice-President, Global Head of EPC Sales, AVEVA. ‘We frequently see customers achieve these kinds of benefits by using AVEVA’s 3D modelling software.’

Progen originally started working with AVEVA PDMS on a major oil refinery revamp for Petrobras. Owner Operators increasingly require their EPC contractors to use AVEVA technology on important projects for two reasons. First, because AVEVA software has become the industry standard for engineering and design, so Owner Operators know that all disciplines and stakeholders are working from the same data. And second, because the design efficiencies that PDMS brings are widely recognised to reduce, and in many cases eliminate costly and time consuming, rework.

Progen were so impressed by AVEVA’s technology that in 2008 they created an internal team tasked with maximising the benefits of PDMS across all of their projects.  They have since used it across all their major construction projects, spanning the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas and food processing industries.


For over 45 years, AVEVA software has enabled the creation of some of the world’s most complex power and process plants, vessels and offshore facilities. AVEVA’s Digital Asset approach ensures there is always an accurate digital representation of each physical asset.  This allows engineering contractors, owner operators and ship builders to work safer, more efficiently and with less risk throughout the life cycle of their projects and operations.

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