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28 October 2008

Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter and Solid Edge Software Named Standard Technology for Van Oord

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, October 28, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced that Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V., a marine contractor that works on worldwide dredge and water hydraulic projects, has standardized on Solid Edge® software and Teamcenter® Express software for its digital design and product data management respectively.

Solid Edge with synchronous technology is the core CAD component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio and incorporates Siemens PLM Software’s new breakthrough history-free, feature-based design technology. Teamcenter Express is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the Velocity Series.

Van Oord uses Solid Edge 3D CAD system and Teamcenter Express PDM solution in its new shipbuilding division. These solutions enable automated engineering of specific parts for dredging installations. Van Oord will use Siemens PLM Software’s solutions to optimize the control of its product designs and speed the execution of modifications. Bosch Engineering B.V., a Siemens PLM Software Velocity Series reseller, will manage the implementation of the solutions for Van Oord.

“Siemens PLM Software’s Velocity Series products provide rapidly deployable, preconfigured PLM solutions that are based on industry best practices to help our global organization innovate faster,” said Peter Bunschoten, manager, Technical Department at Van Oord. “Siemens PLM Software’s solutions mean an improvement in the technical control of our ships. Teamcenter Express and Solid Edge provide the mechanical engineering solutions which allow Van Oord to effectively collaborate with our suppliers and customers.”

This is the second major Siemens PLM Software Velocity Series win in the dredging industry. Earlier this year the company announced an agreement with shipbuilder IHC Merwede B.V., another global provider of specialized dredging material and complex, custom-built offshore ships (see related release).

“This means that Siemens PLM Software Velocity Series is perfectly fit to fulfil the digital design needs in this industry”, says Edwin Severijn, vice president and managing director, Siemens PLM Software, Benelux. “We are proud to help two of the most renowned Dutch dredging firms improve and facilitate their shipbuilding processes.”

About Van Oord

Van Oord works worldwide to build tomorrow’s infrastructure. Dredging, offshore services, coast hydraulic engineering, constructive hydraulic engineering and dry infrastructure are its main activities. Worldwide 4,000 people are active in more then 26 countries. Van Oord has the disposal of a great and modern fleet, which becomes expanded on a large scale at the moment. The challenges of climate changes, the worldwide growth of the transportation of goods and the growing need for oil and gas make sure that Van Oord can strengthen its leading position in hydraulic engineering.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Solid Edge, Teamcenter and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.