HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 10, 2009 – Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción (Engineering & Construction), one of the world’s leading energy engineering companies, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to further increase productivity and accelerate projects throughout the design, engineering and construction cycle of its power generation and distribution construction projects.
Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción, an Intergraph customer since 2003, chose SmartPlant 3D design and SmartPlant Foundation to more efficiently design projects and integrate design, construction, materials and engineering data for its EPC projects. Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción migrated from PDS® to Intergraph’s SmartPlant 3D design solution to take advantage of its increased functionality, design speed and better performance on power plant design projects. SmartPlant 3D is a next generation design system. The data-centric software provides clients with the most productive, highest quality, multi-discipline 3D modeling environment in the world for global multi-office execution of process and power plants.
To integrate project environments and manage the data flow between them, Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción selected SmartPlant Foundation. The ISO 15926 compliant data management solution ensures that subcontractors work within Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción templates, procedures and specifications. The data management software also will provide connectivity within Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción’s project management environment to ERP, document management, planning and visualization applications. SmartPlant Foundation is the document and data management solution within SmartPlant Enterprise, 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 Lifecycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process and power projects.
“To continue to grow and access international markets, we needed to be more competitive,” said Fernando Torres, System Manager of Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción. “Our expanded use of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise solutions will allow us to do that by integrating our project and engineering environments throughout the life cycle of our plant projects, from design to commissioning. This integration helps manage data throughout the enterprise and complete projects more efficiently. We specifically chose SmartPlant 3D because of its powerful global workshare and automation capabilities within the discipline-integrated environment of SmartPlant 3D, including equipment, piping, solids modeling, structural, instrumentation, electrical and drawings production.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “We are pleased that an industry leader such as Iberdrola Ingeniería Y Construcción has chosen to expand its investment in SmartPlant Enterprise. The migration to the next-generation design and advanced engineering data management solutions has proven to be of value for their project design quality and their expanded use the solutions will bring them to a new threshold of productivity.”