Intergraph® Announces Golden Valve Award Winners at Annual Users Conference

Global competition showcases innovative uses for SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering software

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 04, 2008 – Martin T. Ammann Jr. has been awarded "Best of Show" in the annual Intergraph® Golden Valve Awards competition for his stunning 3D power plant model created with SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering software combined with an actual overhead plant picture.

The Golden Valve Awards competition is sponsored by Intergraph and is open to all SmartPlant Enterprise engineering software users. The winners were announced in Las Vegas at Intergraph 2008, its annual international users conference. Ammann's submission titled "Mercer" won over the more than 85 entries in this year's competition.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division president, said, "As seen from the outstanding array of this year's entries, the Golden Valve competition continues to elicit and elevate interest worldwide in SmartPlant Enterprise engineering software. More winners than ever before used SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D, our next-generation design solutions for the process, power and marine industries, to create their entries. It is gratifying to know our customers are not only boosting productivity, reducing project schedules and ensuring data accuracy across the facility life cycle, but that they also are willing to share their innovation with their peers through this competition."

SmartPlant Enterprise is a comprehensive product suite of next-generation plant software enabling plant owners and engineering firms to design and model plants, exploit plant engineering data and enhance plant efficiency from project inception though execution and handover.

Other Golden Valve award winners include:
Category: Working Views

  • 1st Place – David Goland, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
  • 2nd Place – Waldir Pimentel Junior, Genpro
  • 3rd Place – Edsel LaVor Haynie, Linde Process Plants Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Renaux Louis, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. and Kenneth R. Houston, Selas Fluid Processing Corp.

Category: Rendering and Ray Traces

  • 1st Place – Gary Bambrough, WorleyParsons
  • 2nd Place – Tony Tang and Vince Mercia, Jacobs Canada Inc.
  • 3rd Place – Leandro Montes, Hatch Engenharia E Consultoria
  • Honorable Mention: Phil Jung Nam, Samsung Heavy Industries and Martin T. Ammann Jr.

Category: Visually Complex

  • 1st Place – Phil Jung Nam, Samsung Heavy Industries
  • 2nd Place – William Fisch, Selas Fluid Processing Corp.
  • 3rd Place – Anita Roach, Linde Process Plants Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Robert Anderson, Linde Process Plants Inc.

Category: Animation

  • 1st Place – Klara Khusnutdinova, Rosneft Oil Co., LLC
  • 2nd Place – Chris E. Lamberth, AIA, URS Washington Division
  • 3rd Place – Carlos Henrique Vasconcelos, ECM S.A. Industrial Projects
  • Honorable Mention: Jimmie Cannon, Linde Process Plants Inc.

All the place winners will receive a monetary award for their efforts and will also have their work appear on Intergraph's Web site, in the division's Insight magazine and the 2009 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine calendar.

To view the winning entries, please visit


About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit


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