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AVEVA announces agreement with Covestro for workflow digitalisation

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AVEVA has signed a multi-million euro agreement with Covestro to help digitally transform their entire process engineering workflow.

Covestro chose AVEVA’s SimCentral Simulation Platform as a single solution to replace legacy systems across the plant lifecycle to increase efficiency and allow its engineers to focus on innovation and develop new solutions to complex problems.

Process simulation is the virtual modelling of production processes designed to help engineers understand their operations better and enable them to predict performance and optimise processes with a high degree of accuracy.

With SimCentral, Covestro employees will be able to collaborate seamlessly across projects, engineering disciplines and locations with the potential to drive further productivity and efficiency gains. It is the first process simulation platform developed from the ground up to support steady-state, fluid-flow and dynamic modelling. It also integrates with engineering design tools in a single easy-to-use environment that spans the entire plant lifecycle.

“AVEVA’s SimCentral Simulation Platform will help us to fundamentally change the way we use process simulation software from conceptual design to the engineering and operation of our plants. It’s a key part of our journey to digitally transform our production” said Dr. Frank Döbert, Head of Production and Technology, Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties at Covestro. “AVEVA has the right technology, the right people, the right understanding of our industry and business and the right business mindset to be a valuable global strategic partner.”

Covestro provides its high-quality polymer materials for a wide range of applications ranging from insulation for refrigerators and entire buildings, laptop and cell phone cases to scratch-resistant and fast-drying vehicle coatings and soft foams for furniture and car interiors. By replacing traditional materials with durable, light, environmentally compatible and cost-effective equivalents, Covestro’s materials and application solutions are being used in nearly every area of modern life.

Amish Sabharwal, Global Head of Engineering Business at AVEVA, added: “A global leader in its field with a commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, Covestro’s approach to doing business is closely aligned with our own. Covestro is one of the most dynamic, forward thinking businesses in the industry and recognises the growing importance of digital solutions in a changing world. Covestro’s engineers realised the potential of SimCentral Simulation Platform early on and after extensive testing we are delighted that Covestro has chosen to partner with us to meet a crucial objective in their digital transformation strategy.”

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