Petrofac Adopts Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise Solutions Globally

Design and engineering solutions will speed project schedules and increase productivity

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Petrofac, an international oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction company based in the UAE with affiliates all over the world, has chosen Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise solutions to add to its portfolio of tools used in the execution of its global design and engineering projects.


Due to strong market conditions and increased global demand for the SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, Petrofac has entered into a substantial, multi-year agreement with the Process, Power and Marine division of Intergraph. Petrofac is embracing SmartPlant Enterprise to meet tight schedules and true demands for productivity increase. The fast market adoption of all components of SmartPlant Enterprise (2D, 3D, information management) and the value proposition it brings were significant in Petrofac's decision to add this solution to its existing suite of engineering tools.

SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software's life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

ATHEEB Intergraph Middle East LLC, Intergraph's Middle East distributor, was highly instrumental in influencing Petrofac to adopt SmartPlant Enterprise by demonstrating its value for design and engineering projects.

"Our expanding project portfolio and the drive to continuously improve our service offering were major considerations in our choice of Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise to complement our range of engineering tools," said Nigel Paton, Deputy Managing Director for Petrofac's Engineering Services business. "SmartPlant Enterprise delivers a solution whereby we can be ever more responsive to the dynamics of our market."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, "Petrofac's decision to adopt Intergraph's next-generation solutions is another example of how industry leaders more than ever recognize that our solutions enable them to become more productive and competitive. The addition of Petrofac to our major customer roster also reinforces Intergraph's leadership in the oil and gas industry."

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide and in EMEA according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.

About Petrofac

Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil and gas and production and processing industries. Petrofac's range of services provides a total solutions approach to meeting customers' needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets. Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure 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 into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph'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 and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit

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