CB&I Expands Use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Materials


Solution reduces engineering hours, surplus materials and total installation costs for oil, gas and offshore projects


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 23, 2009 -- CB&I (NYSE: CBI), a leading global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Materials material management software.

As part of CB&I’s implementation of SmartPlant Materials as its materials management system across its global network of 80 offices and 18,000 employees, CB&I will migrate legacy data and business processes to SmartPlant Materials.

CB&I will focus its use of SmartPlant Materials on its energy and natural resources projects, including oil and gas and offshore installations, across the complete project execution life cycle.  From materials specification and BOM change management, through procurement and inventory tracking, to forecast, and material issuing, Intergraph anticipates improved efficiencies for CB&I across all material management work processes.

Designed to drive efficiency in plant engineering and construction, SmartPlant Materials can help avoid costly material surpluses and shortages, and reduce overall project risk. The resulting savings on multi-million dollar projects can be significant.

SmartPlant Materials provides strong material management workflow and functions, from preliminary plant design through detail engineering and purchasing to construction. With the flexibility and openness to make it adaptable to a company’s own work processes, it allows the sharing of data with different design systems, clients, subcontractors and suppliers.

 Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power and Marine said, “This is yet another company working in the oil, gas, and offshore industry who is turning to Intergraph solutions to meet their business needs. We are excited that we are playing an integral role in helping CB&I – a world-leading EPC – manage its large projects with enhanced efficiencies.”  

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About CB&I
CB&I combines proven process technology with global capabilities in engineering, procurement and construction to deliver comprehensive solutions to customers in the energy and natural resource industries. With more than 70 proprietary licensed technologies and 1,500 patents and patent applications, CB&I is uniquely positioned to take projects from conceptual design, through technology licensing, engineering and construction and final commissioning. Drawing upon the global expertise and local knowledge of approximately 18,000 employees in more than 80 locations, CB&I safely and reliably executes projects worldwide.

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 www.intergraph.com.

David Joffrion
Manager, Corporate Communications

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