17.05.16

Omnix joins forces with Aveva

Louis Khoury SVP Regional Operations Middle East Africa Aveva
Louis Khoury SVP Regional Operations Middle East Africa Aveva

Omnix International has joined forces with Aveva to target the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

Technology systems provider Omnix, which has a large AV integration division, will be offering Aveva’s design and engineering software to its clients. 

“Energy demand in the Middle East and North African region is growing at more than three times the global average and—despite the oil price pressures—our region’s Oil & Gas sector still has active projects totalling approximately half a trillion dollars.  According to MEED Projects, Kuwait alone is expected to award nearly $35bn of contracts before the year-end,” said Jayant Deshpande, director of Omnix.

“Despite this positive outlook, there is significant pressure on the sector to improve performance as projects increase in complexity, especially as PWC reported 70-90% of budget and schedules overrun on Middle East Capital Projects."

“Technology has a critical role to play in improving performance, and this prompted us to evaluate our portfolio to ensure we continued to offer the world-class solutions for which Omnix is known in the region. Having reviewed the market carefully, it became clear that Aveva’s solutions for the Oil and Gas sector would help our customers become more agile, efficient and effective amid such turbulence. We also wanted a partner that would remain relevant in the future. Aveva’s history of innovation, from the creation of the object-centric 3D design category with PDMS through to its ground-breaking information management and decision support solutions built to run on the largest touchscreens really impressed us.”

Louis Khoury, SVP of operations MEA at Aveva, added: “Aveva has considerable success in UAE and Oman where we have direct relationships with end users. However, we also recognise that the markets in KSA, Qatar and Kuwait deserve specialist support and infrastructure, as they are complex and dynamic, and are experiencing the same shortage of skilled resources affecting the rest of the GCC.  In such situations, it is vital to have a strong local presence of highly skilled, highly experienced technical resources to provide the maximum level of direct customer assistance.”