Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA, Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos and Samsung Heavy Industries Presented Intergraph® Awards at HxGN LIVE

Annual Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions honor the most innovative uses of Intergraph’s industry-leading solutions

06 Juni 2013

Entries from two Brazilian companies and one from Korea received the top prizes in the annual Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe Awards customer competitions sponsored by Intergraph®. The awards were presented this week in conjunction with HxGN LIVE, the annual user conference for Intergraph’s Process, Power & Marine division and the Hexagon family of brands’ other businesses.

The Golden Valve Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. The competition is open to all SmartPlant® Enterprise and SmartMarine® Enterprise engineering design software users and the subject matter mustrelate to the process, power, offshore or shipbuilding industries.

Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA of Rio de Janeiro was 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 inthe Visually Complex category. Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas 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).

Other 2013 Golden Valve winners include:

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

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’sEngineering 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 ChrisSortland, AMEC Calgary/AMEC Americas Ltd. (Canada)
• 3rd Place – Jaguar Project Team/Burns and Roe Enterprises (United States)
• Honorable mention – Abhishek Nambiar/L&T Engineering Faridabad (India)
• Honorable mention – Oscar Jaurés, Haulage III Project/Sinclair Knight Merz (Australia)

The Platinum Pipe Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative automation ideas and implementations for SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D (collectively known as Smart 3D), or SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation (known as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics).

Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd. and Brazil’s Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos earned first-place awards in the fourth annual Platinum Pipe Awards competition in the 3D and Engineering & Schematics categories, respectively.

Samsung Heavy Industries, a SmartMarine 3D user since 2004, claimed first place for the fourth consecutive year in the 3D Design category. Its winning entry was submitted by SoonJe Cho.

Second place in 3D Design was submitted by Tetsuya Miwa of Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corp., while submissions by Caspar Arevad of Ramboll Oil & Gas (Denmark) and Juan García Rendón of Empresarios Agrupados (Spain) tied for third.

Sao Paulo-based Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos claimed first place in the Engineering &Schematics category for an entry submitted by André Eduardo Sandrini.

Second place in Engineering & Schematics was submitted by Predrag Vasic of Fluor Canada Ltd., while third place was awarded to the IT Department of Shengli Engineering & Consulting Co., Ltd. (China).

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Intergraph’s next-generation solutions are used by customers worldwide and that is again shown by the wide array of entries in this year’s Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe Awards. These awards reflect how our global customers in the process, power, offshore and shipbuilding markets are using Intergraph’s rules-based technology to increase their safety, quality and productivity.”

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To view this year’s Platinum Pipe winning entries, please visit

This year’s Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions attracted a record total number of entries.

All place winners are eligible to receive a monetary award for their efforts (or have the money donated to charity) and also will have their work displayed on Intergraph’s website and in the division’s Insight magazine. Golden Valve winners will be featured on the 2014 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine calendar.

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.

About Intergraph
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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