KEPCO Engineering & Construction Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise for Nuclear Power Plant Design

Korean engineering company implements integrated engineering solution, including SmartPlant 3D, to enable effective change management and reduce construction rework

05 junho 2013

KEPCO Engineering & Construction (KEPCO E&C), an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company based in South Korea, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions for the engineering design of nuclear powerplants.

KEPCO E&C is a Korean EPC for the power industry, and it has been focused on growing its nuclear power projects globally. The company determined that it needed a sophisticated, intelligent engineering system that could meet the strict safety and construction quality requirements for nuclear power plants. In particular, an integrated engineering approach was a must for international projects to ensure consistency of nuclear power plant design.

After a comprehensive technical evaluation, KEPCO E&C chose Intergraph’s integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartSketch®. In its benchmark process, SmartPlant Enterprise performed the best, with SmartPlant Enterprise’s integration and interoperability capabilities proving to be the perfect fit for KEPCO E&C’s project requirements. The company plans to apply the Intergraph system to several nuclear power plant projects. With SmartPlant Enterprise, KEPCO E&C can easily integrate with other tools and systems to enable effective change management and reduce construction rework for its nuclear power projects.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We are pleased to partner with KEPCO E&C, and we will work closely with the Korean EPC to support its international nuclear power plant projects for enhanced safety, quality and productivity. Intergraph is the leading engineering design solution provider in the global power industry, and KEPCO E&C’s selection of SmartPlant Enterprise is further validation of our leadership position in Korea and around the world.”

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 enables proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions.

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.”

Since its foundation in 1975, on the basis of developing domestic plant design, KEPCO Engineering & Construction (KEPCO E&C) has been in charge of core processes while providing technical support for plants in operation, including technology development related to nuclear, power, hydraulic and cogeneration plant designs. It is the world’s only company specialized in two sectors: namely, A/E and NSSS. With years of accumulated experience and expertise in the field of plant design and technological development, KEPCO E&C is expanding its business areas to various fields from transmission and distribution, substation business, energy-related business, environment-friendly business, high-speed rail, new airports and state construction projects.

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, measureand position objects, and process and present data.

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