Memorandum of Cooperation signed for closer strategic relationship
Beijing, China 24 September 2012: AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced today that it has signed a strategic Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with China Nuclear Power Design Company Ltd. (CNPDC), Chinas first professional nuclear power design company and a strategically central entity within the GuangDong Nuclear Group, Chinas second-largest nuclear player. This strategic agreement builds on a strong existing relationship between AVEVA and CNPDC that dates back to 2001. Over the years, CNPDC has continued to invest in AVEVA software solutions, which have been deployed on 26 projects. Using AVEVA technology, CNPDC has created a successful multi-site project management environment that has improved design quality and efficiency.
One of the highlights of the agreement is CNPDCs pledge to use AVEVAs PDMS for its AP1000 (Westinghouse) and Chinese 3rd generation nuclear builds. They already use PDMS exclusively for all Areva-technology nuclear projects.
AVEVA and CNPDC recognise the fantastic opportunity and value of our strategic cooperation in the Chinese power industry, said Paul Eveleigh, AVEVA Executive Vice President for Greater China. We signed the MoC in order to collaborate together on mutually beneficial initiatives including jointly-developed applications for wider distribution, technical support and training. It is very exciting to see these new programmes rolling out which will further enhance our valuable long term relationship. I believe our strengthening partnership with CNPDC will bring tremendous benefits to both parties.
CNPDC has been invited to become an AVEVA Lighthouse partner, giving them the opportunity to benefit from early product updates and enhanced training and service support.
CNPDC has already served as an AVEVA Technical Support Service Partner for the Chinese power industry, as well as providing support services for AVEVA product users in its region and industry.
Established in May 2005, CNPDC is the first professional nuclear power design company with complete business scope in China. CNPDC has full certification in engineering consulting (Class A for nuclear and thermal power, Class C for hydroelectric power), engineering design (Class A for thermal power generation, Class A for nuclear reactor engineering, Class B for construction engineering), and a design licence in mechanical equipment for civil nuclear safety. It has passed ISO9001:2008 quality management system certification, ISO14001 environmental management system certification, and OHSAS18001 occupational health and safety management system certification, and obtained the high-tech enterprise certificate as issued by Bureau of Science and Technology of Shenzhen Municipality.
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