HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 30, 2010 – BASF SE (DAX: BASF), the world’s leading chemical company and longtime Intergraph customer, has renewed its Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) with Intergraph® for SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering software over the next three years.
The agreement extends BASF’s usage of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise integrated engineering software suite solutions which provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large scale projects. The software’s life cycle data management also enables owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.
The GAA renewal is the third between BASF and Intergraph over the past 20 years and covers BASF sites worldwide.
“We are pleased with the results SmartPlant Enterprise has delivered,” said Dr. Ronald A. Klein, senior manager of IT, Engineering & Maintenance at BASF. “We look forward to continuing and increasing the productivity and project efficiency gains we have realized to help us maintain an edge over our competitors.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “As the world leader in the chemical industry, BASF has demanding requirements that only the industry’s leading enterprise engineering software can fulfill. We are confident in enabling BASF to continue to meet its goals.”
Intergraph has been ranked the No.1 overall worldwide and chemical industry leader in engineering design 3D software and Process Engineering Tools (PET) according to the PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013 by the ARC Advisory Group.
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BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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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