Fincantieri Offshore Chooses AVEVA Software for a Revolutionary Project

One of the worlds largest shipbuilders uses AVEVA software to design next-generation drillship

Genoa, Italy 24 April 2014: Fincantieri Offshore has signed a contract with AVEVA to implement AVEVA Marine software in the concept design phase of Proxima, a major offshore drillship project. Proxima is a revolutionary design with an innovative drilling system that significantly increases the speed of the drilling process. It can therefore be a powerful tool for drilling contractors to boost their profitability, not only by drilling more efficiently, but also by drilling wells that were not previously possible. Fincantieri Offshore is using several AVEVA Marine products for this project.

We are very impressed with AVEVAs technology and customer service, said Giuseppe Coronella, Vice President, Offshore, Fincantieri. For a ground-breaking project like Proxima we need to have a leading-edge solution that is reliable and efficient, and AVEVA Marine has equipped us with the right tools to execute this innovative design.

We are delighted that Fincantieri Offshore chose AVEVA software for the concept design of this exciting and innovative project, said Evgeny Fedotov, Head of EPC Sales, AVEVA. It has been developed using AVEVA Marine solutions, which can support all of Fincantieri Offshores design disciplines and which has proved its capabilities to optimise integration between the hull and the drilling systems. Fincantieri has a very creative and skilled team and we look forward to working with them on other such revolutionary projects in the future.

About AVEVA Marine

AVEVA Marine is a set of integrated applications created specifically for the unique processes of the engineering and design of ship and offshore structures, design management, and the generation of accurate production information. Its powerful object-centric technologies make it the most productive engineering and design software available for the marine and offshore industries. For more information, visit

About Fincantieri

Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, operates in the design and construction of complex ships with high technological content, such as merchant and naval vessels, mega-yachts and offshore projects. Fincantieri has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 200 years of maritime history. It is a world leader in cruise ship construction and a reference player in other sectors, from naval vessels to cruise ferries, from mega-yachts to special high value-added vessels, ship repairs and conversions and offshore vessels. Headquartered in Trieste, the Group has a total of more than 20,000 employees, of whom 7,700 in Italy, 21 shipyards in three continents. Fincantieri Offshore is focused on the construction of drillships and semi-submersible drilling rigs, pipe-laying ships, cable-laying ships, logistical vessels and other special vessels.AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For more than 45 years it has delivered business critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractors and shipbuilders around the world. For further information please visit

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