CTCI Standardizes on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise and Upgrades to SmartPlant 3D Design Solution


Design and engineering software to increase productivity and quality for global EPC

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 29, 2009 – CTCI Corp., the largest global engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm in Taiwan, has standardized on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering software and upgraded to the next-generation SmartPlant 3D design solution.

The global EPC, which is rapidly expanding in Asia and the Middle East, will now exclusively use Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise engineering solutions to increase productivity and accelerate schedules for the design, construction and capital Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) of its customers’ projects.

SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software’s life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

An Intergraph PDS customer for 24 years, CTCI has deployed SmartPlant Enterprise and upgraded to Intergraph’s 3D data-centric, automated design engineering modeling and visualization solution on projects. SmartPlant 3D can deliver substantial productivity savings in key plant design disciplines compared to conventional software – and even more when it is integrated using the SmartPlant Enterprise solutions suite as CTCI now is doing. In addition, SmartPlant 3D can cut the time taken to check P&ID consistency and accuracy between the 2D schematic model and 3D digital plant model by more than 90 percent. Not only has CTCI adopted SmartPlant 3D, but also SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Foundation, which have enhanced the synergy among the project processes to help them provide high quality services to their clients.

“The success we have had in our project execution with the Intergraph solutions has enabled us to increase productivity and quality while shortening project schedules and reducing the risk involved,” said Ike Liao, executive vice president for CTCI. “As the backbone of our business, we heavily rely on Intergraph’s expertise and software as it develops world-class standards for design and engineering solutions.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “CTCI’s decision to standardize on SmartPlant Enterprise and upgrade to SmartPlant 3D is an excellent example of how Intergraph engineering solutions can help EPCs of all sizes boost their overall productivity, deliver projects faster to their customers and gain a competitive edge.”    

CTCI, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is distinguished for delivering comprehensive services to its customers, including engineering design, procurement, fabrication, construction, supervision, project management, and test and commissioning. CTCI has expanded its business lines around the world from the refinery, chemical and petrochemical industries into power, infrastructure, environmental protection, metals storage and terminals, and waste-to-energy fields. The EPC is ranked 63rd among the top “International Design Firms” and 88th among the “International Contractors” in Engineering News Record’s 2008 rankings. 

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide and in Asia according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.

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About CTCI

CTCI Corp., founded in 1979 with headquarters in Taipei, is the largest engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm in Taiwan. Through years of hands-on experiences and outstanding services for project undertakings, while underpinned by preeminent workforce, stable financial status and sound managerial systems, CTCI has earned international prestige and goodwill. With the 7,200 employees stationed in more than 20 subsidiaries worldwide, numerous landmark achievements and milestones have been set up through synergetic efforts. The paid-in capital in 2008 reached NT$6.17 billion, jumping greatly from the original NT$100 million registered in 1979.

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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