HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 22, 2007 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has made a multi-million dollar extension of its commitment to using Intergraph’s Marine Enterprise solutions suite for the design and manufacturing of ships.
SHI will extend its existing Intergraph software installation by adding a significant number of IntelliShip seats, reflecting SHI’s continuous market success and growth. In addition, Intergraph’s new solution ‘IntelliShip Foundation’ will act as a central information management system for engineering and manufacturing data at SHI.
SHI is a core affiliate of Samsung, the Republic of Korea’s largest group company and a global leader in the shipbuilding and offshore markets. The announcement was made today at Intergraph 2007, the spatial information management provider’s international user conference in Nashville, where SHI also received an inaugural Intergraph Icon Award, the company’s highest customer tribute. The Icon Award recognizes innovation in product deployment, the power of partnership, and the ability to deliver proven and tangible results.
“The quantitative goal of the Marine Enterprise solution extension is a 10 percent productivity increase in design data which will positively affect manufacturing and fabrication processes as well,” said Yeong Soo Bae, executive vice president, SHI. “Our commitment to Intergraph’s marine solutions is a result of our longstanding successful business relationship. We look forward to achieving our goal using this state of the art technology.”
“SHI’s expanded deployment of our Marine Enterprise suite demonstrates the value of our partnership and the productivity the software provides,” said Reid French, Intergraph executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to continuing to support SHI and contributing to its future success.”
“Intergraph’s engineering and information management solutions for the marine industry are the first completely new software technology for this market since more than 15 years and are going to significantly change this industry” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president. “This sizable commitment from a world leader such as SHI is a significant token of trust and validating the industry’s acceptance for our technology as the next generation standard.”
SHI is a core affiliate of Korea’s largest group company Samsung and operates primarily in the shipbuilding and offshore markets. The Company is market leaders in design and construction of high value-added vessels such as LNG carriers and large passenger ships, as well as drill ships and shuttle tankers and has entered the ship automation and building automation system markets, thus laying the foundation for future growth in the area. SHI operates eight overseas facilities including a ship block factory in China and has an extensive global network comprising of a number of successful overseas branches. The company values human resources and new technologies as well with a sharp-focus on quality management.
Intergraph Corporation is a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the Integraph'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.
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