Intergraph Honors Industry and Government Leaders for Product Innovation, Partnership, and Proven Results With New Icon Award

Six US and international organizations receive inaugural recognition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 22, 2007 – Intergraph Corporation recognized six industry and government leaders with its inaugural Icon Award, the company’s highest customer distinction for product innovation, partnership, and proven results.

The Icon Awards were announced today at Intergraph 2007, the global spatial information management (SIM) provider’s international user conference in Nashville. The Icon Award honors those companies and organizations that have fully deployed and leveraged Intergraph software in a visionary manner with proven and tangible results that have significantly contributed to their business or industry.

The 2007 Icon Award winners are:  ASTRID, a Brussels-based government initiative for nationwide emergency response; Chematur Engineering AB, Corp., a Swedish chemical engineering firm; ETSA Utilities, an electricity distributor for the state of  South Australia; the (US) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Engineering and Fuel Business Unit of South Africa, developer of  an advanced new nuclear demonstration reactor; and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the shipbuilding and offshore unit of Samsung, Korea’s largest group company.

“Intergraph’s customers worldwide use our technologies to transform tremendous amounts of complex data into visual and actionable information,” said Intergraph President and Chief Executive Officer Halsey Wise.  “We salute this group of customers as true industry icons who have set new standards in leveraging their partnership and product innovation to deliver results that have positively impacted their sectors.”

Reid French, Intergraph executive vice president and chief operating officer, added, “Whether utilizing Intergraph’s next generation geospatial information systems or 3D design and engineering data management software, these industry leaders have redefined how Intergraph technology can make our world safer and more productive.”  

Icon Award Winner Profiles

ASTRID's mission is to establish, run, maintain, and implement any developing modifications and widening of a radio communications network for voice and data transmissions for Belgian emergency and security services, state and institutional security services, and companies or associations, be they public or private, which provide services in the field of emergency and security services.  The organization deployed Intergraph’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) solution to enable all public safety emergency dispatchers in Belgium to seamlessly integrate an interactive, real time map display with call handling, dispatching, records and information management, remote access and mobile data and put information in the hands of first responders.

Chematur Engineering will carry out any required scope of chemical process plant project work, from licensing of its proprietary technologies in supercritical fluids to turnkey undertakings. The global company deployed Intergraph SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering design and data management solutions to enable worksharing between its engineers in Sweden, Poland, and India. The result has been increased productivity and an estimated 10 plus percent cost reduction of the total installed plant.

ETSA Utilities distributes electricity to nearly 800,000 residential and business customers.  To comply with regulator requirements for service information and to improve customer relations, ETSA implemented Intergraph GIS, outage management and workforce management systems to more accurately locate, report and respond to electrical transmission outage and service problems.

The NGA provides timely, relevant and geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives, civilian and military leaders and contributes to the readiness of U.S. military forces.  Intergraph has significantly expanded its long-standing relationship with NGA to enhance the agency’s flexibility and enterprise control, assist end users, deploy new technology and provide NGA with an even greater ability to meet its mission of supporting national security while reducing costs.  

The PBMR Engineering and Fuel Business Unit is internationally regarded as the leader in power generation for its development of the world’s first commercial scale advanced reactor that will offer very high efficiency and economy without compromising the high levels of passive safety expected of advanced nuclear designs.  PBMR has deployed SmartPlant Enterprise solutions as a single platform to integrate the plant environment of this next generation reactor.

SHI constructs high value-added vessels such as LNG carriers and large passenger ships as well as drill ships and shuttle tankers.  The global leader has deployed Marine Enterprise solutions to increase engineering design and data capabilities that will improve productivity by an estimated 10 percent, reduce costs, and decrease design and production errors.    


About Intergraph

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 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

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John Deaver
Executive Director, Corporate Communications

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