Queiroz Galvão Implements Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise


Solutions to improve construction project management and reduce costs for leading Brazilian EPC company

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 23, 2010 – Queiroz Galvão, a leading global Brazil-based construction company, has implemented Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to boost construction project efficiency and reduce costs.

Using SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data as part of Intergraph’s Smartplant Enterprise solutions, Queiroz Galvão has improved and standardized its engineering, procurement, construction and assembly planning processes and the interfaces among them. Additionally, the solutions have enabled contract managers, operations and other tactical/operational departments to create and share reports more easily.

The results of the SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data implementation have provided Queiroz Galvão engineers, designers and planners with control over all project materials throughout the complete project life cycle. To further enhance efficiency, the company has integrated these solutions into its ERP system to create an environment focused on support processes such as cost management, financial, invoicing, project tracking and quality assurance.  

“We needed integrated solutions to more efficiently manage our construction projects,” said Leonardo Vieira Freitas, engineering systems coordinator at Queiroz Galvão. “Initially, the SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data solutions were implemented on onshore projects, and they helped us to structure the materials management organizational processes. Based on these results, we will extend the system to all of our industrial assembly projects.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Intergraph‘s construction industry leadership continues to grow built on the strength and benefits of our integrated SmartPlant Enterprise solutions. Our customers are realizing productivity improvements that provide an important advantage in the intensely competitive global construction market.” 

SmartPlant Enterprise is 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 Plant Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software’s life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

SmartPlant Materials provides strong material management workflow and functions, from preliminary design through detail engineering and purchasing to construction. It allows the sharing of data with the different design systems, clients, subcontractors and suppliers, as well as the re-use of most data in subsequent projects. SmartPlant Reference Data provides materials libraries at the corporate and project levels and enables better standardization and change management.  It is the software tool for maintaining catalog and pipe specifications for SmartPlant Materials and other SmartPlant Enterprise solutions.

SISGRAPH, Intergraph’s Brazil-based distribution partner, will continue to support Intergraph engineering solutions for Queiroz Galvão.

 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.

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About Queiroz Galvão
The Queiroz Galvão Group was founded in Recife, Pernambuco in 1953. The brothers Antonio, Mario, João and Dario de Queroz Galvão created a small engineering company that became one of the largest business groups in Brazil.

The constructor was the basis for business expansion, and today the Group operates in various segments of the economy, such as public utility concessions, crude oil and natural gas exploration and production, steel, food production, finance and environmental engineering.

Over the past 12 years, the internationally recognized Queiroz Galvão Group has internationalized its business and is now present in Latin America and Africa, through the constructor, and the United States and Europe with its export products.

The Queiroz Galvão Group began as a construction company. Today the Group has become an international player in many different areas including construction, public utilities concessions, oil and gas, steel, food, finance and environmental engineering. In all these areas, the same concern is shown for quality, reliability and the consolidation of valuable partnerships.

SISGRAPH has been providing Intergraph solutions to Brazil since 1980. SISGRAPH, which is headquartered in São Paulo, provides exclusive sales, consulting, implementation and training services - in its Training Center or in its customers’ facilities as well - for all Intergraph Process, Power & Marine products in Brazil and for all Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure products in Latin America and the Caribbean. SISGRAPH’S technical team of more than 100 engineers and specialists have deep knowledge of Intergraph products, its applications and the markets to which they are destined. For more information about SISGRAPH, visit www.sisgraph.com.br.

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.

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