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ÅF Group Powers the World AVEVA products help to secure a safe and environmentally friendly energy supply. The ÅF Group is an international consulting company, with expertise drawn from more than a century of experience. Working within a number of sectors, including paper, chemical, energy, petrochemical and pharmaceuticals, the company has a wide and varied international customer base and has participated in multinational projects all over the world. They specialise in technical design and consulting services ranging from single-discipline engineering projects to complete turnkey projects including construction, commissioning, start-up and operational support. At their head office in Stockholm we met Per Högberg, CAD Coordinator, and Peter Wickman, Project Engineer, Engineering Division, in order to find out about the use of AVEVA products at ÅF. They explained that ÅF has been using AVEVA products, including AVEVA PDMS™ and AVEVA Global™, for more than ten years as their engineering tool for energy projects worldwide. Today, PDMS is their standard choice for 3D plant engineering in large- and medium-sized design projects. ÅF has made major cost and time savings using PDMS for 3D design since it was first deployed in 2000. PDMS makes it possible for them to handle geographically distributed work, enabling concurrent working between different design disciplines, generating clash-free designs, and providing the ability to manage large quantities of data. PDMS is used right from the start of a project, including conceptual, basic and detailed design. This starts with the creation of the first layout of a plant, then continues through all design stages including the piping, equipment, electrical and ducting disciplines. All kinds of fabrication and construction drawings, such as piping isometrics and arrangement drawings, together with Material Take Offs (MTOs) for all disciplines, are generated directly from the PDMS model. PDMS is being used by ÅF's engineering teams in Spain, Finland, the Czech Republic and Sweden. In many of these projects, engineers from several of ÅF's offices work together, in addition to sharing work with third-party companies. AVEVA Global, AVEVA's solution for multi-site concurrent working, enables ÅF's offices to work concurrently on the same model allowing ÅF to share work dynamically across their engineering sites. In this way, they can make the fullest use of ÅF's design expertise and engineering knowledge wherever it exists and whenever it is needed, giving their customers the best results in terms of both cost and quality.

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