Leading Thai petrochemical company expands on Intergraph's industry-leading solution with integration of laser scan data for plant operations and maintenance
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 5, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — PTT Maintenance and Engineering Company Limited (PTTME), the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC), has implemented a combination of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise and Leica Geosystems laser scanning solutions for the operations and maintenance of its existing plants.
PTTME had chosen to standardize on SmartPlant Enterprise (including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Layout, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Reference Data, Standard Database for SmartPlant Reference Data and SmartSketch®, as well as Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis products such as CADWorx, CAESAR II®, PV Elite® and Tank™) as its integrated engineering platform for all projects. PTTME also implemented SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) to capture and maintain plant information for the various plants that PTTGC owns and operates.
With the addition of a highly versatile Leica Geosystems ScanStation laser scanner and associated software solutions, PTTME will be able to capture current as-built data from PTTGC's legacy plants. The data will then be integrated into SmartPlant Enterprise environment, enabling PTTME engineers to capture and maintain the geometric dimensional information of existing facilities. This will greatly facilitate the operations and maintenance of PTTGC's plants, with all engineering information managed through PTTME's centralized SPO system. With the integration of laser scan data, the EPC firm will also be able to work on the captured as-built 3D model in SmartPlant 3D for any changes to both brownfield and greenfield projects. PTTME will use the SmartPlant Enterprise suite and Leica Geosystems laser scanning solutions enterprise-wide for all engineering projects, with Intergraph's partner, Neon Infotech Southeast Asia Company Limited (Neon Infotech), continuing to provide dedicated local distributor support.
Intergraph and Leica Geosystems are both part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies. Since becoming part of the same corporate family, Intergraph and Leica Geosystems have worked even closer to enhance their longtime partnership and to offer more benefits from the integration of laser scanning and 3D design, as well as other SmartPlant Enterprise engineering solutions.
"We have established the comprehensive SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio as our engineering standard and it has delivered enhanced safety, quality and productivity for our engineering projects," said Somsak Keerativutisate, managing director of PTTME. "We have full confidence in Intergraph technology and we decided to expand our use of SmartPlant Enterprise with the integration of Leica Geosystems laser scanning solutions for our plant operations and maintenance. This will give us an integrated view of our facilities and will enable us to take the next step in making our plant information management processes even more efficient and intelligent."
"By improving the internal availability of high-definition surveying capabilities, PTTME demonstrates a commitment and ability to capture current conditions, as well as dynamic updates to a constantly changing and complex 3D plant environment," added Juergen Dold, president of Leica Geosystems. "All of this now made possible through the use of our leading 3D scanning solution, the ScanStation C10 with integrated survey, scanning and imaging capabilities."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "PTTME's decision to integrate Leica Geosystems laser scanning solutions with the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise suite for PTTGC plants is testament to the synergy between Hexagon companies, with Intergraph technology working in perfect tandem with fellow Hexagon company's solutions. This also reinforces Intergraph's leadership position with owner operators in the industry, with the Leica Geosystems offering further strengthening our integrated portfolio of solutions across the entire plant life cycle."
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 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 analysis firm, ranks Intergraph as the global leading supplier of process engineering tools, engineering design tools and engineering design 3D software, according to its "PET Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015."
PTT Maintenance and Engineering Company Limited (PTTME) is a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC), the chemical flagship of PTT Group. PTTGC is Thailand's largest and Asia's leading petrochemical and refining company. PTTME provides maintenance and engineering services to PTT Group, as well as other petrochemical, refining, gas separation, exploration and utility clients in Thailand. These services include planning, maintenance, engineering management, design, consulting and project management. PTTME also provides inspection and testing services for equipment used in the operation of large plants. www.pttgcgroup.com, www.ptt-me.com
About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information. Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. www.leica-geosystems.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 and classified business.
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