August 25 - Engineering design and information management software house for the plant, power and marine industries, Aveva, has released its Net Portal 4.5.

This new release has a user interface designed specifically to improve the accessibility of objects and documents used in complex engineering projects and throughout the long-term operation of such assets. 

The interface allows both plant and marine companies to monitor and improve the quality of their engineering information in order to make earlier, better-informed decisions that save time, cut cost, and reduce project and operational risk.

The release comes as Aveva opens a new oil and gas centre of excellence for operations integrity management (OIM) in Stavanger, Norway. Addressing the complex needs of long term asset management, the centre will work with owner operators to design and deploy software solutions that meet their unique data handover, enterprise asset management and decision support requirements.