HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2009 – Intergraph® introduced today SmartPlant® Enterprise Power Solution (KKS-Enabled), a preconfigured solution template for designers and operators of power generating plants to optimize the design and construction, safe and reliable operation, and life cycle management of the engineering design basis for handover and regulatory compliance.
SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution builds on the proven and widely used SmartPlant Enterprise solutions suite with features tailored to the needs of the power industry, such as out-of-the-box configuration for KKS (Kraftwerk Kennzeichen System) plant classification convention and specification-driven integration between SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Reference Data. Customers benefit from an accelerated implementation because of the preconfigured KKS asset naming convention and plant classification structure, ready-made application integration, as well as early and accurate materials estimation capabilities.
KKS is recognized as the industry standard for consistent and systematic classification of power plants. Intergraph is the first company to receive permission from VGB PowerTech e.V., the industry association that issues guidelines for the development, construction and operation of power plants, to pre-configure its solutions with KKS standards. By delivering predefined KKS content for the SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution, Intergraph allows clients to more easily benefit from the software’s existing capabilities and expedites the engineering process for those clients who adhere to these specifications.
“After extensive analysis of the power plant construction market, existing products and vendors, and input from our customers, we determined an integrated solution with KKS logic was the best solution for companies using KKS,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president. “The dramatic success and widespread industry adoption of SmartPlant design and data management solutions make SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution the next logical step in streamlining enterprise engineering information throughout the concept, design, construction, operations and maintenance life cycle of power plants.”
Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides 3D design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities. SmartPlant Enterprise users are able to increase productivity, accelerate projects and enhance global worksharing.
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.
The SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution is available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.intergraph.com/power/.
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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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