SINOPEC Standardizes on Intergraph® SmartPlant® 3D Design and Expands Use of SmartPlant Enterprise Solutions

Giant Chinese EPC significantly speeds design and improves productivity


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16, 2009 – SINOPEC Engineering Inc. (SEI), one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, has standardized on Intergraph® SmartPlant® 3D design and engineering software and expanded its use of the SmartPlant Enterprise solutions suite.

A long-time Intergraph customer, SEI standardized on SmartPlant 3D after successful completion of an initial pilot project and then a production assignment designed to test the implementation and integration through Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solution. This project called for the integration of multiple engineering disciplines such as process, piping, structural, instrumentation and electrical and resulted in a substantial reduction in project duration while providing increased productivity. The production project also demonstrated that SmartPlant 3D could more efficiently design and maintain the piping database, layout equipment, instruments, structure and cable trays.

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

Intergraph’s SmartPlant 3D is the industry’s only next-generation 3D design system for the process, marine and power industries. It is the most productive, highest quality, multi-discipline 3D modeling environment in the world for global multi-office execution of 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 SEI 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.

SEI also has adopted other SmartPlant Enterprise solutions including 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.

“We expect Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise and SmartPlant 3D design solutions to play an important role in our engineering design and construction projects,” said Sun Lili, vice president and chief information officer for SEI. “As we move forward, Intergraph’s industry-leading software will continue to power our innovations and help us solve new challenges.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “SEI is a leader in China, and this relationship is very important to us. Their decision to standardize on our next-generation design solution and expand use of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions further reinforces Intergraph’s overall industry leadership and is another example of the value productivity and competitive edge that Intergraph brings its customers.”

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 SEI
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ("Sinopec Corp.") is one of the largest integrated energy and chemical company in China. The scope of its business mainly covers oil and gas exploration and production, extraction, pipeline transmission and marketing; oil refining; production, marketing, storage and transportation of petrochemicals, chemical fibers, chemical fertilizers and other chemical products; import, export and import/export agency business of crude oil, natural gas, refined oil products, petrochemicals, chemicals, and other commodities and technologies; research, development and application of technology and information. The Company is China's largest producer and supplier of refined oil products (including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, etc.) and major petrochemical products (including synthetic resin, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fiber, synthetic rubber, chemical fertilizer and petrochemical intermediates). It is also China's second largest crude oil producer.

SEI is a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and a global engineering company engaging in feasibility study, technical consultation, geo-technical investigation, engineering, procurement, construction management & supervision, EPC contracting, project management, technical services.

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

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