Cofely Endel Chooses Intergraph® Solutions to Improve Data Management and Optimize Work Processes of Pipe Fabrication
The multi-technology service company will increase productivity and efficiency to respond to increasing demand in turnkey projects02 June 2014
Cofely Endel, a multi-technology service company and a subsidiary of GDF Suez Energy Services, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Spoolgen® and SmartPlant Isometrics to improve its work processes, data management and pipe specifications coming from contractors (EPCs). Cofely Endel Europipe, the company’s piping fabricator based in Bouguenais, near Nantes, France, will capitalize on improving data quality and consistency along the whole project life-cycle, from design toconstruction.
SmartPlant Spoolgen and SmartPlant Isometrics are unique products on the market when it comes to importing PCF files (Piping Component File describing pipelines), including both the geometry of pipelines (isometrics) and bill of materials (BOM). Cofely Endel Europipe can now receive piping data files directly from contractors, increasing quality, data consistency and speeding up the fabrication process.
“These tools enable a continuous unbroken data chain, which has a very positive impact in our productivity, enabling us to take more control of the construction process from beginning to end, which is key with our increasing portfolio of turnkey projects,” explains Eric Jolly, director at Cofely Endel Europipe.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “This collaboration with Cofely Endel shows how important and strategic it is for our customers to capitalize on data quality and data management to increase productivity and reduce risks. To remain competitive, pipe fabricators are turning to Intergraph technology to manage their data and in the process, are able to exceed their customers’ needs for high quality, fast production and efficient pipe delivery.”
SmartPlant Spoolgen, powered by ISOGEN®, is the industry-leading solution that can read data from almost any 3D plant design system to create piping fabrication and erection drawings, documents and reports. Users of SmartPlant Spoolgen report ten-fold productivity improvements in drawing production with reduced errors and improved, consistent output quality to ensure accuracy. Intergraph’s innovative solution has been deployed successfully on all sizes of plant engineering projects in every region of the world.
SmartPlant Isometrics, powered by ISOGEN®, is the Intergraph solution designed to document piping systems with industry-standard piping isometric drawings, and is ideal for site-based piping engineers and designers. SmartPlant Isometrics can read design isometrics from almost any 3D plant design system, or create new isometrics quickly and accurately from sketches, and it generates a high-quality record for planning, cost estimation, inspection, or design of modifications.
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About Cofely Endel
French leading manufacturer of industrial maintenance and production infrastructure construction, Cofely Endel occurs throughout the life cycle of several industrial sectors (Aeronautics/space industry, Agro-food; Gas; Hydraulics; Engineering; Nuclear).
Cofely Endel pilots or accompanies complex projects in a number of different sectors. With a staff of 5,800, and more than 140 sites, the subsidiary of the Energy Services Business Line of GDF SUEZ today achieves a turnover of almost 700 million Euros.
Its primary objective is to allow its clients to remain centered on their core businesses and improve the dependability and performance of their installations with an ongoing concern for safety and security. The professionalism of the Cofely Endel teams is expressed through its many specific abilities such as boiler making, electromechanical, piping, maintenance and realization engineering, project management, research and logistical skills.
Cofely Endel Europipe provides services for fabrication and erection of pipes for the shipbuilding and the Oil & Gas industries. www.cofelyendel-gdfsuez.com.
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