Aveva has announces that, with the signing of the Dongfang and Harbin Boiler Companies, as well as the Shanghai Boiler Works, it is now effectively the biggest provider of engineering IT solutions to the £1bn Chinese industrial boiler market.
In deals that are worth more than US$300 000, all three companies have purchased Aveva's flagship product, Vantage PDMS, with the Harbin Boiler Company and the Shanghai Boiler Works also investing also investing in other integrated Aveva solutions.
The Harbin Boiler Company is the largest utility boiler manufacturer in China with more than 7000 employees.
The Shanghai Boiler Works is the earliest established boiler manufacturing enterprise in China, in operation for more than half a century. Engaged in large utility boiler, nuclear power primary equipment, chemical equipment, industrial boiler, and boiler renovation amongst other enterprises, its products for the nuclear power and chemical industries are found throughout 28 provinces, cities and autonomous regions of China, as well as more than 20 countries worldwide.
The three companies represent the market in approximately equal shares so, with the signing of the Dongfang Boiler Company AVEVA's products will be used in major boiler installations across the country, which boasts the world's fastest-growing economy.