HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , March 17, 2011 -- Aker Solutions has entered into a contract with Intergraph using Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology. A multiyear contract, which includes SmartMarine® 3D, was signed in Oslo, Norway, this month with the first project deployment expected during the second half of 2011.
“Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology will help Aker Solutions to continuously work to improve productivity and quality through standardization and knowledge-based engineering. In order to be successful, we need tools that enable us to benefit from lessons learned and best practices, while increasing our overall engineering capacity through automation. The objective is to deliver better products to our customers,” said Jann Kåre Slettebakk, Chief Information Officer in Aker Solutions’ field development businesses.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said: “Aker Solutions is among a growing number of industry leaders that are adopting Intergraph Smart 3D technology as its next-generation engineering platform, because of the unique abilities it provides. I am proud that Aker Solutions, a leading player in the oil and gas industry, has chosen our technology for future engineering projects. Intergraph is looking forward to working with Aker Solutions and their input to future product direction. Intergraph believes that Aker Solutions’ industry knowledge will help to drive further productivity improvements in Smart 3D technology.”
SmartMarine 3D is the world’s most advanced 3D system for offshore and ship design, employing a breakthrough approach that is based on rules and automation. It enables optimized design and productivity while shortening project schedules. The software is providing companies with the capabilities needed to gain an edge in a highly competitive industry.
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 Aker Solutions
Aker Solutions is a leading global oil services company that provides engineering and construction services, technologies, product solutions and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry. Aker Solutions has aggregated annual revenues of approximately NOK 46 billion and employs approximately 20,000 people in about 26 countries. For more information, visit www.akersolutions.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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal and classified business.
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