Against a background of increasing worldwide demand for energy, BBPS has been very successful in winning business for extending and modernising power plants both at home and abroad. This year alone the building and services group has won contracts in the energy sector totalling EUR300 million. These projects involve services and construction work on coal-fired power plants such as at Karlsruhe, Lunen, Mannheim and Moorburg in Germany and at Belchatov in Poland, as well as on nuclear power plants such as Olkiluoto in Finland. BBPS is delivering and installing special high-pressure pipelines and plant components to customers who increasingly expect more detailed engineering work from BBPS on such projects.
In order to carry out this work more efficiently and at the same time satisfy the exacting requirements made by installation companies in terms of the design and construction specifications, BBPS recently signed a new contract that allows for overall increased use of AVEVA PDMS. "We are already using AVEVA PDMS on several large-scale projects at a total of seven locations, and have to date achieved a significant increase in the quality of our engineering work," explained Thomas Appel, Head of the BHR Hochdruck-Rohrleitungsbau GmbH subsidiary in Frankfurt.
As a partner of the energy industry, Bilfinger Berger Power Services has been active in increasing the efficiency of new power plants and those requiring modernisation, as well as supporting its customers in fulfilling increasingly stringent environmental and climate-protection requirements. To achieve this, the company is investing in cutting-edge high-tech machine technology and engineering IT software from AVEVA, the leading supplier of engineering IT systems for the plant and marine industries.
Helmut Schuller, Managing Director, AVEVA DACH, said: "BBPS have everything going right for them; from extending the use of AVEVA PDMS, to having employees with the right skill set. This will enable BBPS to ensure that their projects are efficiently executed within the shortest time frame and with the highest quality."
About Bilfinger Berger Power Services ( http://www.bbps.bilfinger.de). Bilfinger Berger Power Services GmbH (BBPS GmbH) represents one of three lines in the service segment of the Bilfinger Berger Multi-Service Group. The subsidiaries Babcock Borsig Service GmbH and BHR Hochdruck-Rohrleitungsbau GmbH operate under its umbrella. With its subsidiaries and shareholdings, BBPS GmbH is one of the leading service groups in the power industry. In the financial year 2007, BBPS had 3,900 employees and achieved a group turnover of EUR694 million.
About AVEVA GmbH ( http://www.aveva.de). Situated in Sulzbach (Taunus), AVEVA GmbH is the German subsidiary of AVEVA Group plc., Cambridge, UK, one of the world's leading providers of engineering IT solutions. With approximately 50 members of staff, AVEVA GmbH has been serving some 300 customers in Germany, Austria and in Switzerland for 16 years. Alstom, Areva, Austrian Energy, BBPS, Envi Con, Kraftanlagen Munchen, MAN Turbo, Siemens PG, VAM and Vattenfall Power Consult have all made AVEVA technology a keystone of their power plant activities in the German-speaking region. Not only are many of the new coal-fired power stations developed using AVEVA plant design solutions, but AVEVA products have also been used for designing Germany's first straw-fuelled power plant. Much of the design of the world's first generation III+ nuclear power plant (for Olkiluoto in Finland) is also being undertaken in Germany and this too is being carried out using AVEVA technology. AVEVA employs around 800 members of staff in over 51 worldwide offices. The Group reported pre-tax profits for the year ended March 2008 of GBP 45 million on revenues of GBP 127.6 million (EUR165.8 million.).
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