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Global reach, local strength To strengthen capabilities and processes to develop and execute larger projects, Pöyry has recently reorganised by concentrating its detail engineering resources into its three Global Engineering Centres in China, Poland and Thailand. These serve the whole group and provide the capability to execute large, global projects. Smaller projects are performed by Pöyry's local offices. This combination of global and local resources enables competitive tendering and delivery of the widest possible range of projects. With a combination of high- speed communications, robust working methods and effective management, the physical location of individual offices becomes less important, as they can readily form a virtual global office offering a very cost-effective solution. Equally important is a standardised, uniform project set-up process. This enables, not only rapid start-up of new projects, but also more efficient and extensive reuse and management of standard data across projects. The result is efficient sharing of engineering resources between the centres which, in turn, enables Pöyry to achieve shorter schedules and consistent high quality. The AVEVA PDMS advantage This efficient business structure exploits the capabilities of AVEVA products. Pöyry had started to use 3D engineering tools in the early 1980s, but first employed PDMS in 2001, on a pulp and paper project for Metso. Since then, its use of PDMS has grown considerably and, in 2004, AVEVA Global was used in a project for the first time. Today, the company uses PDMS and AVEVA Global as its preferred solution for 3D engineering design and collaborative, global work sharing. Pöyry uses PDMS right from the proposal stage of a project, through execution, to delivery of the final 3D model to the client to support on-site construction. 3D visualisation greatly facilitates design communication with the client. Finally, when a plant is being commissioned, the Owner Operator receives the complete 3D PDMS plant model to support its asset life cycle management. Striking the balance Standardising on a particular design system brings many efficiency benefits, but an engineering contracting company must satisfy itself that its preferred solution balances efficiency against the flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. To achieve this, Pöyry performed a comprehensive benchmark programme to determine which engineering system best fulfilled its needs. AVEVA's solution outperformed its competitors, both in technical performance and in the extent to which it was already widely used among Pöyry's customers. As a result, PDMS is Pöyry's preferred choice for 3D plant engineering. Whenever client demand allows, the company is phasing out the use of other 3D CAD applications in favour of PDMS.

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