The wins, recorded from the beginning of Aveva’s financial year in April, came mostly from Class A certified Chinese electrical power plant design institutes, of which 85% subscribe to Aveva solutions, the company said.

Peter Finch, president of Aveva Asia Pacific, said: “There is great demand for energy to power China’s economy. As Aveva is China’s top solutions provider to the power industry, and a majority of the electrical power plant design institutes subscribe to our solutions, we can cooperate easily in a unified approach, unifying standards and sharing a common platform to promote design innovation and optimization, to effectively improve design quality, productivity, and to reduce project cost.

“An exciting development for us comes from the nuclear sector as there are plans to increase the installed capacity of nuclear power plants from the current 9,000MW to 60,000MW by 2020. We have established long term partnerships with China’s leading nuclear design companies. One of such, China Nuclear Power Design Company (Shenzhen), recently signed an agreement to subscribe to Aveva NET, this comes after signing a similar multi-million USD contract last year. Aveva is looking forward to further enhancing ties with China’s conventional and nuclear design sectors.”