Intergraph® Honors 2010 Golden Valve Award Winners at Annual Users’ Conference

Global competition showcases innovative uses for SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise engineering design software

 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 10, 2010 – China Petroleum Construction & Engineering Corp. East-China Design Branch (CNPCCEI) has been awarded “Best of Show” in the annual Intergraph® Golden Valve Awards competition for the company’s detailed view of the CNPC Guanqxi Branch refinery, the top refinery base in China.

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 at the Intergraph Greater China Users’ Conference in Shanghai, China. CNPCCEI’s submission won over the more than 150 entries in this year’s competition, an increase of more than 90 percent over last year’s entries. “SmartPlant Enterprise engineering and design solutions enable us to create stunning and realistic 3D images which in turn allow us to quickly and efficiently provide our clients with the highest quality designs possible,” said Yudong Liu, manager of Engineering, CNPCCEI.  “We are honored to win Best of Show in what is our first time competing in the Golden Valve Awards competition.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Each year, we see more interest and entries for the Golden Valve competition. This trend mirrors the increasing growing industry adoption of our next-generation engineering and design solutions as customers realize higher productivity and faster project completion.”

SmartPlant Enterprise and its marine and offshore counterpart SmartMarine Enterprise, are integrated solutions suites that provide 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 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.

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: Discipline Specific

  • 1st Place – ECM Engineering Team, ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais
  • 2nd Place – Martin T. Ammann Jr., The Shaw Group Inc.
  • 3rd Place – Arley Costa, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Chin-Young Lee, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

Category: Visually Complex

  • 1st Place – Chin-Young Lee, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
  • 2nd Place – Xiao Yu, Huilin Liu, and Wei Chen, SNERDI
  • 3rd Place – Nick Viscomi, WorleyParsons Ltd.
  • Honorable Mention: Leandro Molinari, UTC Engenharia; Mehul Dholakia, L&T Chiyoda Ltd.

Category: Rendering and Ray Traces

  • 1st Place – Michael P. O’Hara, Selas Fluid Processing Corp.
  • 2nd Place – Dario Rigaud, Y&V Ingenieria y Construcción
  • 3rd Place – ECM Engineering Team, ECM S.A. Projectos Industriais
  • Honorable Mention: Mario Beraldo, Hatch Engenharia e Consultoria

Category: Animation

  • 1st Place – Arley Costa, SNC Lavalin Group Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Cristobal Almecija, Inelectra

Judges Choice: Power

  • Martin T. Ammann Jr., The Shaw Group Inc.

Judges Choice: Offshore

  • Phan Thanh Son, PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard JS

All the place winners are eligible to 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 2011 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine calendar.

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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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David.Joffrion@Intergraph.com

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