December 17th, 2007
Significant Tekla Xpower order from Latvia
Tekla and Latvia's national energy company Latvenergo continue collaboration. Latvenergo has ordered a significant expansion to the Tekla Xpower network information system. The order includes system, WebMap and mobile licenses as well as the expansion of the network maintenance management application to cover all of Latvia.
The order is an addition to the frame agreement signed in 2003 and the expansion of the network information system in 2005. Currently, Tekla Xpower is in use throughout Latvia.
- Good cooperation with Latvenergo has continued for a long time. They are now using Tekla Xpower extensively, and the new additional order makes the software even more important to Latvenergo. The order is significant to the Infra & Energy business area as well: Latvenergo is Tekla's largest Tekla Xpower customer in terms of the number of users, reports Kai Lehtinen, Director of Tekla Infra & Energy.
The Tekla Xpower system is based on Tekla's model-based technology. The system covers the entire life cycle of energy distribution networks: for instance network documentation, planning and construction functions, network calculations, operational support, maintenance and customer service. The Tekla Xpower system is used by more than 70 companies in 7 countries.
Tekla is the industry-leading international software company whose innovative software solutions make customers' core business more effective in building and construction, energy distribution and in municipalities. The company's model-based software products and related services are used in more than 80 countries. Tekla Group's net sales for 2006 were approximately 50 million euros and operating result 13.6 million euros. International operations currently account for more than 80% of net sales.
Tekla's headquarters are located in Espoo. The company has offices in 12 countries and a global partner network. Tekla Group employs nearly 400 people, of whom a third work outside Finland. Tekla was established in 1966, making it one of the oldest software companies in Finland.
Latvenergo is the biggest company in Latvia, with approximately 5,300 employees. The company is responsible for producing, transmitting and distributing energy in the entire Republic of Latvia. Latvenergo has some 1.1 million customers, and it produces more than half of Latvia's energy demand.
Kai Lehtinen, Senior Vice
President, Tekla Infra & Energy, Tel. +358 40 5912 369, kai.lehtinen
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