Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) Standardizes on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise

Engineering Design and Data Management Solutions to Provide Worksharing and Asset Lifecycle Benefits in Support of Corporate Growth Strategy

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 05, 2008 – Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has decided to standardize on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise, including SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Foundation, as its engineering design and data management platform for all of its manufacturing affiliates.

SABIC is the largest and most profitable non-oil company in the Middle East and one of the world’s 10 largest petrochemicals manufacturers.  Its products include chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. SABIC will use the SmartPlant Enterprise to facilitate data handover from its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to its affiliates’ plants and assist in every aspect of the plant life cycle. This includes design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, expansions, retrofits and decommissioning, if applicable.

As the basis of the SABIC Technical Information Management System (STIMS) project, SABIC standardized on the SmartPlant Enterprise and will use the full portfolio of engineering design and data management solutions to create a truly integrated enterprise-wide design environment. Among the SABIC affiliates that have already begun implementation of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions are: Jubail United Petrochemical Co. (JUPC); Eastern Petrochemical Co. (SHARQ); YANBU Petrochemical complex (YANPET); YANBU National Petrochemical Co. (YANSAB) and Al-Jubail Fertilizer Co. (ALBAYRONI).

As the SABIC affiliates standardize on the SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, all deliverables from existing plant expansions as well as new plant construction will be in the same format, ensuring data compatibility through project sharing. 

More than two-thirds of the world’s plants are built using Intergraph PP&M solutions. SmartPlant Enterprise offers EPCs and plant owner/operators a full enterprise solution that manages engineering design and data critical to physical plant assets and integrates engineering with other businesses and operational systems. It is a low-risk, scalable solution that increases productivity through work sharing and reducing plant design errors while improving project execution, handover, operational and maintenance efficiency over the plant life cycle.

“Considering SABIC’s ambitious global growth strategy, it was extremely important that our company and our affiliates were able to share project information in a seamless environment,” said Mr. Mazyad S. Al-Khaldi, General Manager, SABIC Engineering and Project Management Department  “Our goal was to standardize on a solution that provides data quality and integrity, and the integrated environment that SmartPlant Enterprise encompasses has helped us to meet that goal,” Said Mr. Mazin Madini, SABIC Technical Information Management System (STIMS) Project Manager

Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “The STIMS project is an excellent example of data integration among companies on many levels, and SmartPlant Enterprise is the ideal platform for engineering knowledge sharing and management. SABIC’s selection of Intergraph as a strategic partner underscores SmartPlant’s attributes and our growing presence in the Middle East.”



SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. SABIC supplies these materials to other companies, who use them to make the products on which the world has come to depend. SABIC is the largest and most reliably profitable public company in the Middle East with sound investor relations. This success is the result of their focus on three things: investment in local partnerships, the best research and technology programs, and an ambitious global growth strategy. When it comes to making business decisions, SABIC believes its ethical commitments are just as important as economic factors, and is committed to good practices throughout its offices in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia.

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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.

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