HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2009 – Keppel FELS Ltd. has been awarded “Best of Show” in the annual Intergraph® Golden Valve Awards Competition for the company’s detailed view of a semi-submersible drilling tender created with SmartMarine® 3D design software.
The Golden Valve Awards competition is sponsored by Intergraph and is open to all SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise engineering design software users. The winners were announced in Washington, D.C. at Intergraph 2009, the engineering and geospatial software leader’s annual international users’ conference. Keppel FELS’ submission won over the more than 80 entries in this year’s competition.
“We are honored to be named Best of Show in the 2009 Golden Valve Awards Competition,” said Aziz Merchant, general manager (Group Design & Engineering) at Keppel Offshore & Marine. “SmartMarine 3D, which we used to design the winning entry, is one of our key 3D solutions and reinforces our position as the provider of choice and partner for solutions in the offshore and marine industry.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We continue to see increasing adoption of our Smart 3D design solutions by industry leaders for its ability to increase productivity and accelerate projects, and the many Golden Valve entries this year using this next-generation technology are evidence of this trend.”
SmartPlant Enterprise and its marine and offshore counterpart SmartMarine Enterprise are integrated solutions suites that provide design, construction, fabrication, 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 assets.
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 according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
Other Golden Valve award winners include:
Category: Working Views
Category: Visually Complex
Category: Rendering and Ray Traces
All the place winners will receive a monetary award for their efforts and will also have their work appear on Intergraph’s Web site, in the division’s Insight magazine and the 2010 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine calendar.
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