HOUSTON, TX – 26 March 2012: AVEVA (LSE: AVV), announced today it is a sponsor of the Shell Houston Open professional golf tournament. Being held at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, March 29 – April 1, 2012, golf’s brightest stars will tee up for the annual PGA Tour affair in the year that AVEVA and Shell celebrate 25 years of business collaboration.
“AVEVA continues to enjoy a proud, on-going 25 year relationship with Shell, working on some of the world’s most challenging engineering projects”, said Richard Longdon Chief Executive Office, AVEVA. “They’ve accomplished many an industry ‘first’ using our solutions and we intend to help them accomplish many more in the future”
“Shell is a key customer, utilizing both engineering design and information management solutions in order to enhance delivery of offshore projects”, commented William Muldoon, Executive Vice President – North America, AVEVA.
AVEVA established a working relationship with the Shell Deepwater team in 1987 when it first implemented its flagship PDMS engineering 3D design software for the Auger TLP offshore project. Since then AVEVA is proud to have contributed to the design of Shell’s complex deepwater projects across the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico through the use of AVEVA’s information management and 3D engineering design technology.
The Houston Open began in 1946 at the River Oaks Country Club. Shell has sponsored the event since 1992 and it has been held at Redstone since 2003. To learn more about the 2012 event, visit www.shellhoustonopen.com.
“The tournament is an excellent way to raise funds for a host of local Houston charities. The 2011 Shell Houston Open raised $2.07 million and we are proud to contribute to this very worthy effort.” Muldoon added.
The tournament, worth 500 points towards the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup championship, will be televised by NBC and the Golf Channel. Last year’s Shell Houston Open winner was Phil Mickelson taking home the $1 million winner’s share with a 20 under par performance (268), just two over the tournament record.
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AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For more than 45 years it has delivered business critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractor and shipbuilders around the world. For further information please visit www.aveva.com or www.aveva.com/