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Industry experience and IT expertise will support future business

Cadcentre, the engineering IT solutions company, has strengthened its
business team with the appointment of Jørgen Piene as general manager of
Cadcentre Nordic AS. Reporting to Mike Bezzant, vice president of
Cadcentre's international sales division, Piene will be responsible for
developing business activities for the company throughout Scandinavia.

Piene joins Cadcentre from Equant, where he held a held the position of
program director outsourcing Nordic. Prior to his employment with Equant,
he held a number of roles within the Anglo-Norwegian engineering and
construction group Kvaerner.

From 1996 to 1999 Piene was vice president of Kvaerner Group IT, with
responsibility for Kvaerner strategies and policies for IT and group-wide
data communication services. His background is within the oil and gas
engineering arm of Kvaerner, where his responsibilities have ranged from
senior IT positions in the corporate organisation to IT management
on several key offshore projects.

"I am delighted to welcome Jørgen to Cadcentre at a time when the company
experiencing strong growth in the Nordic region," said Mike Bezzant, vice
president of Cadcentre's international sales division. "His IT skills and
direct experience in the oil and gas industry will prove invaluable as we
continue to focus on the provision of integrated engineering IT
to our clients upon which substantial end-to-end business solutions can be

Based near Oslo, Cadcentre's Nordic office is wholly owned by the company
and provides its Scandinavian clients, who include Kvaerner Oil & Gas,
Statoil, Aker and ABB Offshore, with a range of market-leading process
engineering IT products and services.

About Cadcentre

Cadcentre is one of the world's leading and fastest growing lifecycle
engineering IT solutions providers to the process and power industries.
Cadcentre technology has been integral to the engineering process of
industrial plants with a value in excess of US$400 billion for over 650
clients world-wide. Clients include leading plant owner/operators and
engineering contractors such as 3M, ALSTOM Power, BASF, Daewoo Heavy
Industries, Du Pont, Electricité de France, Halliburton, Hitachi, Kawasaki
Heavy Industries, Krupp Uhde, Kvaerner, Merck, Mitsubishi Heavy
Petronas Carigali, Samsung Engineering and Shell. Headquartered in
Cambridge, England, Cadcentre currently employs 250 staff world-wide.
Cadcentre has additional product development offices in Manchester,
Sheffield and Portsmouth, England, with sales and technical support
in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore and
Korea, and two offices in the USA.

For additional information, please contact:

Steven Talbott

Cadcentre Group plc

Tel: +44 (0)1223 556655

Jean Maxwell/Emma Thorne

Citigate Technology

Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 9571

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