HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 21, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — IHI E&C International Corporation ("IHI E&C") of Houston, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of IHI Corporation, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Foundation as its standard life cycle engineering document and data management solution. IHI E&C also has chosen Intergraph SmartPlant Materials following an evaluation of its legacy materials management tool, measured against Intergraph's industry-leading materials management technology.
IHI E&C will use SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Materials in the execution and delivery of its projects, including front end engineering development (FEED) studies and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects.
IHI E&C selected SmartPlant Foundation after determining that it is one of the more technically superior solutions available in the marketplace. SmartPlant Foundation's capabilities will support all of the company's requirements, including the management and implementation of engineering changes for enhanced safety, improved quality of data and increased productivity and efficiency.
Both SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Foundation have been adopted as corporate standard solutions by IHI E&C. The implementation of Intergraph's solutions began in April and was completed in July.
Iain Christie, Senior Director of Project Services at IHI E&C, commented, "We have selected Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Materials to satisfy our data management and material management requirements on all upcoming projects. Not only will SmartPlant Foundation allow us to manage our day-to-day document management requirements, but it will also greatly assist with the production of final project documentation for our clients."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "IHI E&C's selection of SmartPlant Foundation for document management and SmartPlant Materials for materials management validates that our solutions surpass competitors' systems. Intergraph provides a long-term data-centric strategy, and IHI E&C appreciated that we offer tactical and strategic solutions to assist in the growth of its organization."
SmartPlant Foundation is the world's No.1 standards-based capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) solutions with proven performance in the process, power, and marine industries. It has been selected as the information management and integration system of choice by hundreds of companies, EPC organizations, and owner operators worldwide in projects both large and small. For more information about SmartPlant Foundation, visit www.intergraph.com/go/foundation.
SmartPlant Materials is the only solution available on the market that fully supports the unique materials management processes needed in the process, power, and marine industries, offering a total materials management and subcontract management solution for their plants and projects. It is proven technology and has been adopted by industry-leading engineering firms around the world – users of SmartPlant Materials report improved procurement efficiency with lower risks and costs through accurate and effective materials management. For more information about SmartPlant Materials, visit www.intergraph.com/go/materials.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Materials and network with other Intergraph users, visit www.intergraph.com/go/tuf.
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 IHI E&C
IHI E&C provides engineering and construction services to the global oil and gas industry, specializing in design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management for the gas processing, LNG, power, petrochemicals and chemicals, refining, synthesis gas and mining markets. IHI E&C is based in Houston, Texas. To learn more, please go to www.ihi-ec.com.
IHI Corporation (IHI) is a global engineering, construction and manufacturing company with approximately 27,000 employees in more than 10 manufacturing centers in Japan, 18 branches and sales offices in Japan, 14 offices and 142 subsidiaries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ihi.co.jp/en/index.html.
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 an independent subsidiary for SG&I's 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.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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