Intergraph APEX Shanghai Keynoters Bring Value, Variety to Conference

DNV’s Bjørn Haugland Joins Lineup, Explores Maritime Market Future

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 29, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation today announced that Bjørn Haugland of Det Norske Veritas, a leading ship classification society, has joined the keynote lineup at the APEX Shanghai client conference. An executive of the DNV Maritime Development Centre in China, Haugland will address the maritime market outlook, discuss the increasing need for transparency in the shipping industry and explore classification society IT and software directions. The event is scheduled July 11-13 at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, China.

At the keynote podium in Shanghai, Haugland joins Robert A. McNamara, senior group president, Fluor Corporation; William “Bill” Poirier, vice president, Nuclear Power Plants China, Westinghouse Electric Company; and Maurice Tayeh, senior vice president and chief information officer, Technip. Each addresses crucial business and technology issues facing the process, power and marine industries. Intergraph Process, Power & Marine keynote presenters include Gerhard Sallinger, president, and Kevin Stanley, senior vice president, Americas & Asia-Pacific Business Unit.

Reduced rate registration is available until June 1. For conference details and registration information, see APEX Shanghai offers a variety of registration packages, including conference-only, flexible accommodation on a daily or three-day basis as well as spouse and guest registration.

Keynotes Cover Crucial Issues, Provide Perspectives

Robert A. McNamara, senior group president, Fluor Corporation, discusses the increasing risks to engineering contractors as global projects continue to grow in size and complexity. McNamara will discuss Fluor’s experience, including the role of technology in mitigating risk. McNamara is responsible for the company’s operations in China and leads strategic planning, project execution services and other key company activities.

Bill Poirier, vice president, Nuclear Power Plants China, Westinghouse Electric Company and project director of the Westinghouse AP-1000 Consortium in China, draws from his extensive industry and international experience in his keynote. Poirier previously served as president of Westinghouse Electrique France.

Maurice Tayeh, senior vice president and chief information officer, Technip, shares project execution best practices including multi-center engineering and automated, integrated work processes. Tayeh has more than 20 years of international experience; his primary responsibilities include the company’s IT strategy and business process re-engineering.

Offers Outstanding Conference Value

The Intergraph APEX conference series offers an outstanding value among process, power and marine industry events. Commenting on the benefit of the APEX events, Ian Constantine, director of information management for Fluor China’s Isocyanates Project, said, “The best practice sessions and updates on Intergraph solutions helped me better direct my technology team to take advantage of productivity advances.” The event emphasizes the role and contributions of all stakeholders – plant owner/operators, engineering and construction firms, supply chain vendors and process licensors – in employing engineering information to fundamentally improve work processes and the bottom line.

APEX Series Helps Clients Gain Business Advantage

APEX conferences ( are three-day technology and business forums that bring together the people, the work process improvements and the technology for enabling project and plant life cycle engineering to advance and sustain increased profitability. Attendees also get the latest in comprehensive technical information on Intergraph engineering software from executives and product managers.

APEX stands for Advancing Profitability through Engineering eXcellence. APEX events help Intergraph clients entrench engineering information and intelligent software as an indispensable part of new business models to compete in dynamic global markets. Held specifically to benefit the process manufacturing, power generation and marine industries, the series is sponsored by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.


Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise

Process, Power & Marine (, a division of Intergraph Corporation, helps worldwide clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced software technology to create the SmartPlant Enterprise. The intelligent software and integration of the SmartPlant Enterprise promote profitability, improve operational excellence and manage assets. Innovative SmartPlant technology supports concurrent engineering design, construction and operation for the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets.

© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Software and services prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice and are subject to United States export control laws and regulations. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events subject to certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation which are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the SEC. Copies available upon request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.


Tom Greer


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