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Argentine EPC Firm Expands Use of Intergraph SmartPlant

A-Evangelista S.A. (AESA), an Argentine oil, gas and petrochemicals engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company owned by YPF, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise software and standardized on the SmartPlant Foundation engineering document and data management solution to manage electronically and share globally project and plant engineering information to accelerate projects and decrease costs.

            AESA, which had previously implemented SmartPlant Enterprise design solutions including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation and SmartPlant Electrical, utilized SmartPlant Foundation successfully on a recent oil refinery project in Uruguay. The project, which included refinery expansion and sulfur elimination at gasoline and diesel plants, as well as logistic and auxiliary services, provided two milestones: it was the largest lump sum project in AESA’s history, and it was the first implementation of SmartPlant Foundation in Argentina.

            Alas Ingenieria, Intergraph’s local distributor for Argentina and Uruguay, provided support for AESA during their implementation, helping it to be completed in just three months.

            With SmartPlant Foundation, AESA and its subcontractors in Uruguay, Argentina and Venezuela are now integrated on a network system sharing a single database, enabling AESA to integrate and manage all project and plant engineering data, including physical asset, work processes and regulatory and safety imperatives. Through this networking environment, SmartPlant Foundation also facilitates enhanced global decision support and worksharing capabilities, permitting approvals, rejections or comments to be made more easily and efficiently.

            SmartPlant Foundation’s lifecycle data management capability also enables a smoother handover from EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants. AESA chose SmartPlant Foundation after a competitive benchmark, not only for its technical capabilities, but also for the vendors’ company history, research and development investments, and local support capability in Argentina.

            “Intergraph’s SmartPlant information management solution provides us with the resources to address our challenges with confidence,” said Rodolfo Tolcach, engineering manager, AESA. “Our initial use of SmartPlant Foundation has proved successful, and we are eager to expand use of it and the other integrated SmartPlant Enterprise solutions to further increase our productivity.”

            Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said: “AESA’s selection of SmartPlant Foundation is testament to the technology and capabilities of the industry’s leading information management solution, being in use by more than 300 EPC companies and owner operators worldwide. We look forward to helping AESA to further increase its productivity and synergies, e.g. by using global worksharing on future projects, which in turn will allow the company and its subcontractors to become even more competitive.”

            SmartPlant Foundation is the information management solution at the heart of the SmartPlant Enterprise. It orchestrates the document control and management, data and application integration, workflow, visualization and navigation, change management and configuration control required for creation, safe operation and maintenance of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore capital assets. As an Engineering Document Management System (EDMS) and Engineering Data Warehouse (EDW) it supports many de-facto and industry standards for neutral format content persistence and information exchange, such as ISO15926, and forms a pivotal part of many capital Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) strategies.

March 3, 2010 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

SINI Selects Intergraph SmartPlant for its Oil and Gas Projects

Siirtec NIGI SpA (SINI), an engineering and contracting company, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise and related process and engineering schematics tools for its oil and gas projects. For 60 years, SINI has provided basic and front-end design, engineering, procurement and construction services for process plants and equipment. Its production spans across a wide range of process units including oil and gas field treatment and production as well as acid gas treatment units.

            Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software’s life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

            SINI launched its ambitious engineering integration project two years ago by selecting Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation, 3D, P&ID and Instrumentation as its cornerstone to support all plant engineering and design work processes. As a result, a new IT backbone has been created, integrating Intergraph design, data, and document management solutions with other third-party systems.

            Eascon SpA, a process engineering IT consulting company, played an important role in the implementation of the project. Its strong expertise in integrating process control systems, work process re-engineering, Oracle solutions and change management was key to the integration success.

            “Intergraph integrated solutions reflect and support our work processes. SmartPlant Enterprise allowed us to make the leap to state-of-the-art technology and enabled a significant improvement in our performance,” said Adalberto Bestetti, SINI president. “Special thanks to both Intergraph and Eascon who worked hard to achieve this project.”

            “SINI has been running its process technology business successfully for a long time, and we are proud that they recognize the performance gains of our next-generation enterprise solutions. We are glad to partner with such a company,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president.

February 17, 2010 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Intergraph, Skire Partner to Integrate Design and Capital Project Management

Software providers Intergraph® and Skire have formed a strategic partnership to enable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and owner-operators to integrate their engineering enterprise with project management and enterprise accounting systems for comprehensive project financial visibility into today’s multi-billion dollar CAPEX projects. As part of this strategic initiative, Intergraph is now the exclusive distributor of Skire’s UnifierTM solution in the US and Canadian process, power and marine markets. Intergraph will begin working with clients to identify key opportunities where they can use Skire’s Unifier project management solution and where they can better integrate it within the engineering enterprise.

            Intergraph is a global leading provider of enterprise engineering for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Skire is the leading provider of capital program, facilities, real estate and project portfolio management software solutions used by global Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions for managing billions of dollars in capital programs, real estate and IT portfolios.

            “By combining the industry’s leading enterprise engineering, design and build project solutions, including our new SmartPlant Construction solution, with Skire’s project and cost management capabilities, Intergraph now offers EPCs and owner-operators a fully integrated approach to quickly, confidently and cost-effectively execute any project,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president of the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division.

            “Traditionally, companies have lacked complete visibility into project management business processes because their data resided in separate, disjointed systems,” said Massy Mehdipour, CEO of Skire. “We are delighted to align with an industry leader in enterprise engineering software to offer users a seamless, end-to-end solution to mitigate risk and substantially reduce project cost.”


January 15, 2010 at 4:57 am Leave a comment

Intergraph Acquires COADE

Intergraph, provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, has acquired COADE Holdings Inc., provider of CAESAR II®, PV EliteTM and TANKTM software for pipe stress, pressure vessel and storage tank analysis, as well as its popular CADWorx® plant design suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

            The acquisition will expand Intergraph’s SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering solution suite by bringing together leading solutions for plant design and pipe stress analysis. The expansion of Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise design, construction and data management solutions with COADE’s analysis offerings creates a powerful software solution that will provide users in the marketplace with unmatched capabilities.

            Intergraph’s acquisition of Houston-based COADE also extends Intergraph’s market presence and ability to serve smaller projects with COADE’s CADWorx solution, a modular, AutoCAD-based 3D plant design system. Intergraph is ranked as the No. 1 worldwide 3D design and process engineering tools (PET) provider, according to the PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013 by the ARC Advisory Group.

            COADE’s customers will benefit from Intergraph’s large research, development and global support teams located around the world. COADE clients will also receive uninterrupted support, maintenance and software upgrades as part of their maintenance agreement with Intergraph. Existing SmartPlant Enterprise clients will benefit from the expanded functionality offered by COADE’s products as Intergraph enhances product integration and migrates the COADE analysis solutions into SmartPlant Enterprise to leverage design and modeling with pipe and vessel analysis. Deeper integration of design and stress analysis solutions will enhance productivity and enable a more seamless flow of engineering information among the software applications. SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated software suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects.

            “The functional benefits of this acquisition to the engineering community and its ramifications to the industry as a whole cannot be underestimated,” said Sid Snitkin, PhD, an industry analyst and VP for ARC Advisory Group. “Both through new functionality developed internally as well as through acquisition, Intergraph continues to enhance the SmartPlant Enterprise solution to address the critical engineering needs across the engineering project life cycle.”

            “The COADE acquisition advances our mission to provide best-in-class engineering solutions to our customers and target markets around the world,” said R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph chairman, president and CEO. “This acquisition, the second in as many months, illustrates our continued commitment to invest in our product portfolio, our customers and in the future growth of Intergraph.”

            “We believe the combination of COADE and Intergraph will bring a new level of functionality and support for our customers worldwide,” said Thomas Van Laan, COADE president and CEO. “With Intergraph, we are confident of continuing the development of our product suites and the commitment to service that our customers have come to expect.”

January 8, 2010 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Fluor Expands Intergraph Global Alliance Agreement

Fluor Corp., an engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance (EPCM) company, has renewed its Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) with Intergraph for the next five years. This agreement covers the Intergraph SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise software suites, including SmartPlant 3D, PDS®, SmartPlant P&ID, and SmartPlant Instrumentation and numerous other solutions.

            As an Intergraph customer for 35 years, Fluor uses Intergraph enterprise engineering solutions on a significant number of its mid- and large-tier contracts across multiple industry sectors, including oil and gas, power, mining and chemical.

            SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital project lifecycle management of process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software’s lifecycle data management capability facilitates the handover for EPCs to owner operators and allows owner operators to more easily manage, maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

            “We are pleased to continue our Global Alliance Agreement with Intergraph,” said Peter Moore, VP Project Execution Services at Fluor. “This agreement fosters a continued partnership that we expect to be mutually beneficial to both companies.”

            Gerhard Sallinger, President of Intergraph Process, Power and Marine, said: “Fluor has always been an early adopter of new technologies and a well-trusted partner. We look forward to many more years of providing superior solutions to meet Fluor’s business needs.”



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