HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 18, 2007 – Intergraph Corp. introduced today SmartMarine™ 3D, its next-generation software that streamlines design processes, resulting in lower costs and faster delivery for the shipbuilding and offshore industries.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding , ICCAS 2007, in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Previously known as IntelliShip®, SmartMarine offers improved modeling, detailing and manufacturing capability for offshore devices and ships for unrivaled productivity and user friendliness.
SmartMarine provides a multidiscipline, integrated and seamless design environment that reduces costs and shortens project schedules for shipbuilders and offshore design firms alike. SmartMarine couples engineering, automatic drawings generation, production planning and manufacturing.
“SmartMarine is the most advanced marine design solution in the market today. It’s a next-generation, full 3D system, not ‘2 1/2 D’ as is the case with some other, old-fashioned systems that are still used in the marine industry,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. “The new product branding from IntelliShip to SmartMarine reflects the investment in the solution by leading marine systems clients, such as Keppel FELS of Singapore, COSCO Shipyard Group of China or Grenland Group in Norway, to design ships and offshore devices more effectively.”
“Intergraph solutions have been expanded to support the offshore industry, with additional features for manufacturing and production planning and outputs, as well as modeling, detailing and manufacturing enhancements,” Sallinger said. “Any marine structure, whether it’s naval or commercial ships, offshore platforms, semi-submersibles or FPSOs, can be delivered faster and better using SmartMarine.”
Originally derived from the world’s leading plant design solutions, proven in the most complex and demanding landside process and power plants, Intergraph software has expanded and evolved to meet the needs of the world’s leading shipbuilding and offshore companies and classification societies. Users such as Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) or the Odense Steel Shipyard Group have significantly reduced engineering time, rework errors and material costs. Customers also foresee continued productivity improvements by using SmartMarine.
“The shipbuilding and offshore industries simply deserve better solutions than the outdated products still being used today. We believe that SmartMarine represents a giant step forward for the productivity of the industry,” Sallinger said.
Intergraph Corporation is the 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 www.intergraph.com.
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