HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 11, 2009 – Intergraph® and Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) are now offering a total power engineering solution for the design, analysis and automation of electrical power systems combined with functional and physical aspects of construction, operation and maintenance for the entire plant life cycle.
Using Intergraph’s SmartPlant® Enterprise’s electrical solution and OTI’s ETAP power system analysis and design platform, the companies’ total power solution enables engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms and owner operators to increase design engineering quality and reliability for oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, shipbuilding, offshore, and other industrial plants. This solution is the result of an alliance formed between the two companies in May 2008.
SmartPlant Electrical addresses the electrical power distribution network needs of the entire life cycle of the plant, from concept to detailed design through operations and maintenance, including start-up, continuous operation, emergencies and shutdowns. ETAP is a comprehensive analysis platform for the design, simulation, operation, control, optimization and automation of generation, transmission, distribution and industrial power systems.
Through two-way integration, data are harmonized across the two platforms to eliminate data redundancy while increasing efficiency and accuracy. The enhanced integration architecture allows for automatic synchronization of data and allows customers to combine information sources for a comprehensive view of system design and analysis.
“Our evolutionary approach to provide open and modular data integration architecture provides a tremendous value to our customers,” said Shervin Shokooh, chief operating officer of OTI. “With the unmatched speed, precision and reliability of ETAP Enterprise, combined with the SmartPlant Enterprise’s complete plant life cycle solution, our customers can better manage complex interdependencies across the full engineering design, analysis, operation, maintenance and planning phases of the system.”
Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “By complementing SmartPlant Enterprise’s robust electrical, design and data management capabilities, EPCs and owner operators now can gain added flexibility, higher quality and greater reliability in developing their electrical designs. This new joint solution demonstrates our commitment to openness by enabling open integration with other systems, and will enable us to continue to further increase productivity and accelerate project schedules for our customers.”
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About Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for electrical power systems worldwide. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP is used in all stages of the power process, from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to utilization. ETAP is used at 7 of the 10 largest U.S. petroleum refining companies, 8 of the 10 largest U.S. engineering construction firms, 18 of the 20 Top Design Firms, 57 of the 64 U.S. nuclear generation plants and all of the 10 largest U.S. utilities companies. For more information, visit etap.com.
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.
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