The technology enables the engineering contractor to offer its customers reduced cost, shorter schedules and improved quality
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 5, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Ramboll, a global provider of engineering, design and operational support services in the oil and gas, energy, environment and transportation industries, has standardized on Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise for all of its onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Ramboll chose SmartMarine Enterprise to bring more integration to the company's intelligent engineering design applications, providing a common and agile project delivery environment to improve the management of data exchange through all project phases. The standardization entails integration of several Intergraph tools, including Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant® Reference Data, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Electrical.
Ramboll is striving to achieve higher data integration levels within its engineering activities in line with their SPODE (Single Point of Data Entry) strategy. Its aim is for more intelligent work processes, to reduce errors and administration tasks, higher data reuse, reduced costs, shorter time schedules and improved efficiency for its customers. Working with SmartMarine Enterprise allows the engineering service provider to enjoy greater connectivity, better communication and improved coordination, which ultimately translates into more effective work processes.
"The integrated engineering environment that SmartMarine Enterprise offers enables us to work more intelligently. Intergraph's solutions merge nicely with our growth plans and strategies for the future and will help us getting ahead start in the market," said Nigel John Michaels, CAD Systems Manager at Ramboll Oil & Gas. "The next phase of our implementation plan focuses on deploying the tools worldwide and fine tune them in our global workflows."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Intergraph's long-standing collaboration with Ramboll has allowed them to standardize on a common environment. The result is improved efficiency and lower costs in project schedules without compromising quality. Intergraph understands the challenges engineering service providers face nowadays and we remain committed to support their activities and respond to their needs."
Smart 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, featuring breakthrough engineering technology that is data-centric, knowledge- and rule-driven to improve delivery schedules, with increased detail and manufacturing design productivity of up to 30 percent. SmartMarine 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard, and the top classification society in the world. For more on Smart3D, visit www.intergraph.com/go/smartmarine3d.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. It employs close to 10,000 experts and has a significant presence in Northern Europe, India and the Middle East. With nearly 200 offices in 22 countries Ramboll emphasizes local experience combined with a global knowledge base. It constantly strives to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to its customers, end-users and society as a whole. Ramboll works across these markets: buildings, transport, environment, energy, oil and gas and management consulting. www.ramboll.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, including ERDAS technologies, 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 business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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