Oerlikon Solar Selects Intergraph SmartPlant 3D and P&ID Design Software

Oerlikon Solar, the leading supplier of solutions for cost-effective mass production of thin-film silicon solar modules, has selected Intergraph SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant P&ID engineering design software to increase productivity and accelerate plant project completion. SmartPlant 3D engineering design software is the most productive, highest quality, multi-discipline 3D modeling environment in the world for global multi-office execution of process and power projects.

Oerlikon Solar, ranked “global number one solar turnkey line supplier” by VLSI Research Inc., has seen its business double in just two years and has outgrown its previous CAD 2D design software. To meet growth demands, the company chose SmartPlant 3D, combined with SmartPlant P&ID, for their next-generation end-to-end manufacturing lines. These production lines are complete systems, yet modular and upgradeable in both throughput and process technology.

“After realizing the limitations of our previous design system, we expect to have measurable improvements in the quality of our designs with SmartPlant 3D and P&ID,” said Orlando Derungs, project manager Fabrication Engineering & Planning for Oerlikon Solar, which is headquartered in Switzerland. “Our growth necessitates that we maintain a more organized and productive design environment, and we look forward to working with Intergraph to improve our Basic and Detail Engineering.”

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