HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 29, 2010 - AMEC, a leading global supplier of consulting, engineering and project management services to the energy, power and process industries, has expanded its use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise design and engineering software for its Canadian oil sands projects and added Intergraph's SmartPlant Foundation solution to manage engineering information for its large CAPEX projects.
As a major provider of services to the Canadian oil sands producers, AMEC provides design, procurement, project delivery, construction management and specialist consultancy across all aspects of extraction and production. With the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise solutions for design, instrumentation, P&ID, electrical distribution design and modeling review, AMEC is looking forward to increased productivity and an ability to accelerate projects due to assurance of integrity of engineering data and increased worksharing collaboration.
SmartPlant Foundation will be used as a publish-subscribe hub integrating AMEC's 2D and 3D design tools as well as for completing its master tag registry. All of this work is part of the Detailed Design Engineering Phase.
"We continue to see strong results from integrating Intergraph software solutions into our design and operating environments - these tools are a key component in securing our data and productivity," said Peter Madden, AMEC Oil Sands president.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, "We are pleased that our solutions continue to be part of AMEC's move towards a complete integrated design environment. We look forward to supporting AMEC in experiencing the productivity and time savings benefits of our SmartPlant Enterprise solutions. The proven value these solutions deliver are clearly magnified on multi-billion dollar projects such as oil sands development."
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 Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process and power 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.