Iv-Oil & Gas Expands Use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Solutions Set


Additional capabilities allow firm to be more productive and reduce costs throughout the complete EPC cycle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 25, 2009 – Iv-Oil & Gas B.V., a Dutch multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to further increase productivity and cost savings throughout the design, engineering, purchasing and construction cycle for its onshore and offshore oil and gas projects.   

A SmartPlant Enterprise user since 2002, Iv-Oil & Gas has already experienced productivity gains and the ability to accelerate projects using Intergraph’s next-generation 3D modeling and visualization, instrumentation, and electrical design software solutions.  Now, by easily integrating its existing solutions with SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data, the EPC will be positioned to manage project materials and reduce costs for its customers’ capital intensive oil and gas projects from preliminary design through detail engineering and purchasing to construction.

 “SmartPlant Enterprise has already shown significant increases in productivity. We expect SmartPlant Materials to enable Iv-Oil & Gas to provide procurement and material specifications information in a faster, more accurate and efficient way providing us with another boost to our efficiency,” said Wim Bal, general manager of Iv-Oil & Gas. “We, as well as our project partners, vendors, suppliers and construction companies, will benefit throughout the procurement and materials management processes.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We are always pleased when our customers realize the benefits of integrating our SmartPlant Enterprise solutions and how it helps boost productivity and accelerate projects. With SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data, Iv-Oil & Gas can now integrate its engineering enterprise with its supply chain enterprise, ensuring that what engineering designs is what procurement acquires and construction builds.”

SmartPlant Materials handles bills of material and requisitions, procurement and supply chain functions, fabrication tracking and site tasks including receiving, warehousing and construction material planning. It allows customers to share materials data with design and line-of-business systems, clients, contractors and suppliers. It also can reduce engineering hours up to 15 percent, restrict surplus materials to less than one percent and reduce total installation cost up to three percent.

SmartPlant Reference Data is a pre-configured solution that eliminates the need for customers to re-enter the same standard reference data. Intergraph has built a standard database for SmartPlant Reference Data that delivers a comprehensive range of commodity codes that can be used to uniquely describe materials throughout a project life cycle.  The standard database employs sophisticated and exhaustive rules to maintain material descriptions, and is delivered configured to support 90 piping component definitions according to U.S. standards (ASME/ANSI, ASTM, and API). The content of these 90 piping components includes more than 10,000 commodity codes and more than one million individual parts with full dimensional data, including weights.

Iv-Oil & Gas offers a full range of engineering services tailored to the needs of its oil and gas clients including process, mechanical, structural, electrical, instrumentation, piping design, piping engineering and procurement expertise. 

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About Iv-Oil and Gas
Iv-Oil & Gas is a multidisciplinary engineering company. Its range of services encompasses projects in the oil and gas industry at both onshore and offshore (fixed or floating) locations. The capabilities range from feasibility studies to turnkey contracts, including project management, engineering and design, procurement, construction and commissioning activities.

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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