Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Selected for Use by Leading Clean Energy Technology Firm
Intergraph’s next-generation solutions help global leader in clean energy technology ensure growth and competitiveness04 April 2013
Intergraph is pleased to announce that its Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise has been selected by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), as its strategic plant design suite for its boiler and environmental businesses.
B&W PGG, which engineers, procures, manufactures and constructs steam-generating systems and environmental systems for its utility and industrial customers, is now in production with SmartPlant Enterprise to support growth and competitiveness, ensure improved quality and productivity and reduce costs.
B&W PGG decided on SmartPlant Enterprise following an extensive two-year evaluation of its legacy tools measured against Intergraph’s market-leading technology.
B&W PGG determined Intergraph’s next-generation SmartPlant Enterprise, with its intelligent, rule-based technology and automation capabilities, is the idealmatch for its needs and selected the integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant P&ID,as well the SmartPlant Reference Data management environment and Standard Database for SmartPlant Reference Data.
B&W PGG chose SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition because of the advanced plate modeling capabilities, which enable automated production of fabrication and erection drawings. The solution’s unique capabilities, coupled with the standard specification database, rules and relationships, and integration with the SmartPlant Enterprise, were key to B&W’s selection of SmartPlant 3D.
SmartPlant Enterprise’s implementation and use in preparation for production required no customization and no configuration – simply installing the software as it was delivered. With Intergraph’s guidance, B&W PGG initiated a pilot project in mid-2012 using SmartPlant Enterprise’s out-of-the-box capability and successfully produced piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and fully correlated 3D design.
“We see our standardization on Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise as a strategic decision that will enable us to execute projects more efficiently and at a higher quality,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data. “SmartPlant Enterprise is helping us establish more effective work processes and, ultimately, will help make us a more competitive business.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “B&W PGG’s selection of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise, and in particular SmartPlant 3D, validates that our solutions go far beyond what the company’s legacy tools were capable of in terms of increasing productivity and quality while reducing costs.”
Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power, and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today’s and tomorrow’s market. SmartPlant Enterprise’s integrated suite of solutions enable proven productivity gains, improvingengineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions.
Information on Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solutions can be found at http://www.intergraph.com/ppm/spe.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.”
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 12,700 people, in addition to approximately 10,400 joint venture employees. Learn more at www.babcock.com.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power& Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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