ORLEN Projekt Upgrades to SmartPlant 3D Design and Expands Use of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise Solutions

Pilot project proves significantly quicker designs and improved productivity

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- After realizing an approximately 30 percent increase in design speed during a pilot project, ORLEN Projekt SA, one of the largest design and engineering firms in Poland, has upgraded to SmartPlant 3D design solution and expanded its use of Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise's engineering software, adding additional SmartPlant 2D modules and data integration.

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Specializing in plant design for the refinery, petrochemical and chemical industries, ORLEN Projekt obtained results for the Claus sulphur recovery unit that have so far proven to speed the design process by approximately 30 percent using SmartPlant 3D design tools.

While working on the live project, the company had the confidence to implement additional SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, seeking improvement of overall productivity by another 20 percent. These include instrumentation, P&ID, electrical, reference data, and enterprise data management solutions. The new software was put into production after less than three months of training.

"After just a few months working with the project, we realized the system helps us speed the design process by approximately 30 percent using new 3D design tools," said Wlodzimierz Garwacki, technical director at ORLEN Projekt. "We expect to further improve productivity by an additional 20 percent, integrating the design applications and control the documentation of design data exchange," he added.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "ORLEN Projekt's successful implementation of SmartPlant Enterprise is yet another example of the value and benefits our solutions provide to EPCs in the chemical and refining industries. With a single integrated environment across all disciplines, the company's project quality and productivity have measurably increased resulting in accelerated projects and cost savings."

Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of best-in-class plant automation applications. These applications may be deployed individually or as a flexible, integrated enterprise solution, leveraging success-critical project information and knowledge to improve and automate work processes, from the very early project phases through plant operations and maintenance up to decommissioning. According to ARC Advisory Group's recent Process Engineering Tools Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013, Intergraph ranks first overall in process engineering tools and for the chemical and refining industries as well as 3D engineering design.

About ORLEN Projekt SA

ORLEN Projekt is one of the largest engineering design firms in Poland with a 75 percent focus on design activities. It specializes in technical projects for technologically advanced producers and infrastructure and in technical consulting for refinery, petrochemical and chemical industries.

The company offers support at any stage of an investment, from concept and design through delivery chain, execution and startup, providing excellence in design and meeting various global standards and governmental requirements, including ISO 9001:2000 standards.

ORLEN Projekt can handle the most complicated projects, and partners with its customers for success. For more information, visit http://www.orlenprojekt.pl/

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 www.intergraph.com.

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Web site: http://www.intergraph.com/

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