ENI Saipem Standardizes on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Engineering and Design Solutions Suite

Leading global oil and gas EPC realizes increased productivity and accelerated schedules with integrated enterprise engineering and 3D design solutions for onshore, offshore and drilling projects

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May. 4, 2010 -- ENI Saipem S.p.A., one of the world’s largest oil and gas  engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, will standardize on  the Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering solutions suite, including Smart 3D, Intergraph’s next-generation 3D design software to further increase productivity and cost savings and to accelerate project schedules.

An Intergraph customer for 20 years, Saipem experienced significant benefits and productivity gains using Intergraph’s plant design and information management software solutions. Saipem will now expand its use of these solutions, using Smart 3D as its new standard on a worldwide basis to enable complete integration in production within its onshore, offshore and drilling divisions and help the company maintain a competitive advantage in the global market. Smart 3D is available for both onshore plant design (SmartPlant 3D) and offshore and ship design (SmartMarine 3D). Smart 3D is the industry’s most advanced, most productive next-generation 3D design system on the market offering numerous unique capabilities including automated, rule-based design. Customers using Smart 3D typically report 20- to 35-percent increases in productivity.

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 Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of process, power and marine (offshore and shipbuilding) projects.

To review and achieve optimum production processes, Saipem recently started its Production Data Integration (PDI) program, a strategic initiative which specifies the usage of the fully integrated SmartPlant Enterprise suite for the design, procurement and construction of all new projects. The program encompasses all SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including the SmartPlant Foundation and document management database, to interface with Saipem’s in-house applications.  

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “As a leading global EPC in the oil and gas industry, Saipem’s decision to fully extend and exclusively use SmartPlant Enterprise solutions across its onshore, offshore and drilling units underscores the value Intergraph’s engineering enterprise solutions are providing to many of the world’s leading EPC companies and owner operators across the full spectrum of landside and marine plant creation.”

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 Saipem S.p.A.
The Group is now the largest, most powerful, most international and best balanced turnkey contractor in the oil and gas industry. Following the acquisition of Snamprogetti, the Saipem Group organization, while providing many different kinds of services – including specialized services and maintenance, modification and operations – has been rationalized into three global business units: Onshore, Offshore Drilling. It enjoys a superior competitive position for the provision of EPIC/EPC services to the oil industry both onshore and offshore; with a particular focus on the toughest and most technologically challenging projects – activities in remote areas, deepwater, gas, and difficult oil. Its drilling services continue to be distinctive, operating in many of the oil & gas industry’s ‘hotspots’, frequently in synergy with the Group’s onshore and offshore activities. The new Group is a truly global contractor, with strong local presence in strategic and emerging areas such as West Africa and FSU, Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. For more information visit www.saipem.it

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.

David Joffrion
Manager, Corporate Communications

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