National Petroleum Construction Co. Chooses Intergraph as Preferred Engineering and Design Software Provider for Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

UAE-based EPC selects SmartPlant® Enterprise for global platform

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., October 23, 2007 – The National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC), the largest local engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has chosen Intergraph as its corporate-wide preferred engineering and design software provider for all onshore and offshore oil and gas design and construction projects.

NPCC’s recent acquisition of Intergraph SmartPlant® Enterprise software is being used on a major offshore engineering project for Maersk Oil Qatar AS. The scope of work for Maersk includes design, engineering, procurement, fabrication and offshore installation and testing of approximately 260 kilometers of submarine pipelines as well as 60 kilometers of submarine power and communication cables. The first offshore construction phase is scheduled to be completed later this year.

NPCC’s client list is impressive and includes many of the major owner/operators in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt and Yemen. They are expanding and diversifying their capabilities, and chose Intergraph for its proven solutions, the interoperability of data throughout asset lifecycles, and its superior product support – as well as Intergraph’s 20 years of market leadership in the Middle East.

“Intergraph is the preferred engineering solutions provider for the National Petroleum Construction Company,” said Dr. Ahmad Kurdali, engineering director of NPCC.  “Intergraph solutions will be used for all projects unless otherwise specified. Our company is transforming into a major international contractor, capable of providing the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry with complete engineering, procurement and construction services. Our partnership with Intergraph will help us further that goal.”

Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said: “We deeply value NPCC’s relationship as part of our ongoing commitment to the Middle East.  NPCC’s decision to use SmartPlant Enterprise for its oil and gas projects, which are among the largest in the region, is based on the proven efficiency gains and cost-savings our solutions bring to the most complex circumstances. The increasing adoption of our solutions in the oil and gas industry, particularly in the Middle East, demonstrates the value our solutions provide our customers.”


About Intergraph

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

About NPCC

NPCC is a Public Joint Stock Company owned by the General Holding Corporation (GHC). NPCC was established in April 1973 to provide a facility for the fabrication of steel structures required by the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Production Industry. The late seventies saw NPCC growing through considerable expansion with the construction of its own pipe coating facilities and the launching of a successful Offshore Service Division providing full marine spreads for pipe laying, installation and hook-up works. NPCC’s dynamic growth, its past achievements and new facilities have transformed this National Company into a major international (EPC) contractor, capable of providing the Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas industry with complete engineering, procurement and construction.

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David Joffrion
Manager, Corporate Communications

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