Golden Valve Awards 2013 Winners

2013 GV Best of Show Winner
Best of Show
Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA created the image with SmartMarine® 3D (now a part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D) and SmartPlant® Review. It showcases a new form of angles and images to view the engineering project.
2013 Judge Choice Engineering & Construction Winner
Judges' Choice: Engineering & Construction
Canadian Natural Resources Limited created the abstract depiction of looking up through a pipe rack with PDS® and SmartPlant® Review.
2013 Judge Choice Power Winner
Judges' Choice: Power
SNERDI used PDS® and SmartPlant® Enterprise for this 3D model design of the CAP 1400 project.
2013 Judge Choice Power Winner
Judges' Choice: Power
CB&I created the artistic rendering of the turbine building showcasing the piping throughout. This image was developed using SmartPlant® Review and PDS®.

The 2013 Golden Valve Awards recognize the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine. Winners were announced at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, June 3-6. Take advantage of the convenient Golden Valve Awards Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. Set a Golden Valve award-winning image as your desktop background.

Ecovix Construções Oceânicas SA of Rio de Janeiro is presented “Best of Show” in the 13th annual Golden Valve Awards competition for the company’s intricately detailed view of marine structure created using SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant® Review to showcase a new form of angles and images to view the engineering project. Ecovix’s winning entry was submitted by Renato Lopes from its 3D Automation Group in the Visually Complex category. Ecovix Construções Oceânicas SA was created in 2010 as a subsidiary of Engevix Engenharia S/A to run for Brazilian energy company Petrobras two contracts to build eight hulls of floating, production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs).

2013 Winners

Best of Show

  • Renato Lopes, 3D Automation Group, Ecovix Construções Oceânicas SA

Judges’ Choice: Engineering and Construction

  • Kathy Tam/Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canada)

Judges’ Choice: Power

  • 3D R&D Centre, SNERDI (China)
  • Martin T. Ammann, Jr./CB&I (United States)

Category: Discipline-specific

  • 1st Place – Engineering Group/PGESCo Engineering (Egypt)
  • 2nd Place – Western Australia Iron Ore Projects/Fluor & SKM Joint Venture (Australia)
  • 3rd Place – Huang Chen and Wang Shijie/East China Engineering Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Category: Photorealism

  • 1st Place – ECM’s Engineering Team/ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais (Brazil)
  • 2nd Place – Engineering Team/Keppel FELS Baltech Ltd. (Bulgaria)
  • 3rd Place – William M. Fronheiser/Selas Fluid Processing Corporation, subsidiary of Linde Group (United States)

Category: Visually Complex

  • 1st Place – Arina Khan, Design Group, MPKF-VVER-TOI Design Centre/JSC Atomenergoproekt (Russia)
  • 2nd Place – Dhanpal Kunhiveetiil and Chris Sortland, AMEC Calgary/AMEC Americas Ltd. (Canada)
  • 3rd Place – Jaguar Project Team/Burns and Roe Enterprises (United States)

Category: Animation

  • 1st Place – Cuiling Zhao, Electrical and I&C Engineering Department/SNPDRI (China)

Honorable Mention

  • Abhishek Nambiar/L&T Engineering Faridabad (India)
  • Oscar Jaurés, Haulage III Project/Sinclair Knight Merz (Australia)

Watch the video featuring the 2013 winners.

Past Golden Valve Award Winners