IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción Expands Use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Solutions, Including SmartPlant 3D


Additional capabilities will help accelerate schedules,
improve design quality and project integration for power engineering firm

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 10, 2009 – IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción (Engineering & Construction), one of the world’s leading energy engineering companies, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to further increase productivity and accelerate projects throughout the design, engineering and construction cycle of its power generation and distribution construction projects.

IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción, an Intergraph customer since 2003, chose SmartPlant 3D design and SmartPlant Foundation to more efficiently design  projects and integrate design, construction, materials and engineering data  for its EPC projects. IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción migrated from PDS to Intergraph’s SmartPlant 3D design solution to take advantage of its increased functionality, design speed and better performance on power plant design projects. SmartPlant 3D is a next generation design system. The data-centric software provides clients with the most productive, highest quality, multi-discipline 3D modeling environment in the world for global multi-office execution of process and power plants.

To integrate project environments and manage the data flow between them, IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción selected SmartPlant Foundation. The ISO 15926 compliant data management solution ensures that subcontractors work within IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción templates, procedures and specifications. The data management software also will provide connectivity within IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción’s project management environment to ERP, document management, planning and visualization applications.  SmartPlant Foundation is the document and data management solution within SmartPlant Enterprise, an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process and power projects.
“To continue to grow and access international markets, we needed to be more competitive,” said Fernando Torres, System Manager of IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción. “Our expanded use of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise solutions will allow us to do that by integrating our project and engineering environments throughout the life cycle of our plant projects, from design to commissioning. This integration helps manage data throughout the enterprise and complete projects more efficiently. We specifically chose SmartPlant 3D because of its powerful global workshare and automation capabilities within the discipline-integrated environment of SmartPlant 3D, including equipment, piping, solids modeling, structural, instrumentation, electrical and drawings production.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “We are pleased that an industry leader such as IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción  has chosen to expand its investment  in SmartPlant Enterprise.  The migration to the next-generation design and advanced engineering data management solutions has proven to be of value for their project design quality and their expanded use the solutions will bring them to a new threshold of productivity.”

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About IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción
IBERDROLA Ingeniería y Construcción Engineering & Construction  is one of the world’s leading energy engineering companies, with projects in over 25 countries, subsidiaries and branches in another 22 and a project portfolio valued at over 2.3 billion euro at the end of 2008. The Company’s increased activity in recent years is the result of a shift in its strategy, which began in 2004, when it targeted its activity at engineering and construction, primarily of power generation, distribution and control facilities. It is also heavily involved in large nuclear energy and renewable energy projects.

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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