HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 9, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation
The agreement marks a convergence of the two companies’ business and technology strategies. For Intergraph, the agreement cements a more than 25-year relationship with Bechtel, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies. As part of the agreement, Bechtel and its subsidiaries have unlimited use of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine software, which is capable of improving project execution, reducing design rework, supporting business decisions based on accurate information and capturing engineering knowledge and preserving intellectual capital.
“The Global Alliance Agreement shows Bechtel’s commitment to move forward with the SmartPlant Enterprise offered by Intergraph,” said Bechtel Senior Vice President and Corporate Manager of Engineering Ed Richardson. “Bechtel and Intergraph have a long history of working together and this agreement solidifies our relationship further.”
Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “Bechtel’s decision reinforces our efforts to provide the broadest solution portfolio available for plant design and engineering information management. Bechtel already uses a number of our products and this agreement provides them with a complete solution.”
In addition to PDS, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant Instrumentation, Bechtel will implement SmartPlant Foundation as its engineering information management and integration hub. Richardson said, “SmartPlant Foundation will be key to Bechtel’s project delivery work processes. SmartPlant Foundation will allow us to manage large amounts of information relative to an engineering, procurement and construction project. If the right information is available and accurate, it can be leveraged to make better operational decisions.”
Bechtel also is committed to using SmartPlant 3D, Intergraph’s next-generation 3D plant design solution and SmartPlant P&ID for schematic piping and instrumentation design.
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organization s, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com .
Bechtel (www.bechtel.com) is a global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in challenging locations. Privately owned with headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. USA, Bechtel has 40 offices around the world and 40,000 employees. Bechtel recorded revenues of $17.4 billion ( U. S.) in 2004.
© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph, PDS 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.