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TEKLA Establishes Regional Operations, Energy Sectors & Government Departments to Benefit from Company’s Unique Model-based Operational Software

 

  
YEAR 2001 PRESS RELEASES

 

 

TEKLA Establishes Regional Operations,

Appoints Paul McIver as Manager for Middle East

 Construction, Energy Sectors & Government Departments to Benefit from Company’s Unique Model-based Operational Software  

 

 Dubai, UAE, April 12,2001     

TEKLA, the world’s leading supplier of model-based operational software for the construction and energy sectors, today announced the establishment of its Middle East operations with a headquarter office to be located in the Dubai Internet City.  Mr. Paul McIver has been appointed to manage TEKLA’s Middle East operations.

 The establishment of Middle East operations allows TEKLA to work more effectively with its regionally-based construction customers.  These clients include well-known Gulf-based giants, such as: Emirates Building Systems, Cleveland Bridge, J. Ray McDermott, and Zamil Steel.

 “TEKLA’s products have already proven successful in Gulf markets, and the opening of the Dubai office will further support both existing customers, as well as newly acquired ones,” said Paul McIver, manager for TEKLA Middle East. 

 “We intend to initially focus our efforts on the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt, because we believe that these are the markets that will benefit most from the implementation of our ‘X’ product family,” he added.

 TEKLA is a technology leader and pioneer for customers converting their IT systems from document-based to model-based, in a fast-changing network environment.  Its products form the X product family, pioneered internationally by Xsteel, an application for modeling and detailing of steel structures, and Xpower, a network management solution for energy distributors. 

 These two products, along with Xcity, a unique, flexible Spatial Information Management System that supports organizations responsible for land-use planning, cadastral services and large scale map management, form the backbone of Tekla’s thrust into Middle East markets.

Middle East Customers

 “The speed and flexibility of Xsteel has allowed us to increase our productivity and effectiveness within the engineering support office. Direct download of plate, beam and tubular profiling information to CNC machinery has enhanced our detail product planning. We have been able to issue fabrication shop drawings quickly in order to meet the growing demand for track jobs,” said Michael Cross of J. Ray McDermott.

 “Due to the versatility of Xsteel, we are able to undertake steel projects of a different nature and expand our business in directions other than the traditional type of buildings on which we have made our reputation,” said Peter Bisset of Emirates Building System.

 “With flexible report generation, automatic drawing creation and automatic clash detection, Xsteel decreases costs by providing accurate material lists, reducing the time-to-manufacture, and minimizing fabrication and assembly errors,” added new TEKLA manager McIver.

 McIver joins TEKLA after more than six years in the region as a sales and marketing executive, promoting CAD and GIS applications and software systems for the building and construction sector.

 About TEKLA
T
EKLA’s corporate headquarter office is located in Espoo, Finland, though it has its own subsidiaries in France, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA.  In addition, the company has representative offices in China, Japan, and now, Dubai.  Net sales of TEKLA Corporation for 2000 were 24 million USD.  Its web address is www.tekla.com.

 
From left: Paul McIver, Manager for TEKLA Middle East, consults with TEKLA client Michael Cross, Structural Manager of J. Ray McDermott Middle East.

 

For further information, please contact:

 Paul McIver
Tekla Middle East
T: (9714) 319-9146
F: (9714) 330-3365
E-Mail: paul.mciver@tekla.com

Wallis Marketing Consultants
T: (971-4) 332-3225
F: (971-4) 332-3228
E-mail: wallismc@emirates.net.ae
Attn: Eileen M. Wallis, Rawia G. Asali

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