Software allows firm to be more productive and reduce completion time on Canadian oil sands projects
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 29 — (PRNewswire) — AMEC, a leading global supplier of consulting, engineering and project management services to the energy, power and process industries, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise design and engineering software for its Canadian oil sands projects and added Intergraph's SmartPlant Foundation solution to manage engineering information for its large CAPEX projects.
As a major provider of services to the Canadian oil sands producers, AMEC provides design, procurement, project delivery, construction management and specialist consultancy across all aspects of extraction and production. With the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise solutions for design, instrumentation, P&ID, electrical distribution design and modeling review, AMEC is looking forward to increased productivity and an ability to accelerate projects due to assurance of integrity of engineering data and increased worksharing collaboration.
SmartPlant Foundation will be used as a publish-subscribe hub integrating AMEC's 2D and 3D design tools as well as for completing its master tag registry. All of this work is part of the Detailed Design Engineering Phase.
"We continue to see strong results from integrating Intergraph software solutions into our design and operating environments – these tools are a key component in securing our data and productivity," said Peter Madden, AMEC Oil Sands president.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, "We are pleased that our solutions continue to be part of AMEC's move towards a complete integrated design environment. We look forward to supporting AMEC in experiencing the productivity and time savings benefits of our SmartPlant Enterprise solutions. The proven value these solutions deliver are clearly magnified on multi-billion dollar projects such as oil sands development."
SmartPlant Foundation is the document and data management solution within SmartPlant Enterprise, an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process and power 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.
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 according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world's natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. With annual revenues of over 2.5 billion pounds Sterling, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. AMEC's Natural Resources, Power & Process and Earth & Environmental businesses employ almost 22,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. www.amec.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 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 www.intergraph.com.
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David Joffrion, Manager, Corporate Communications