Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore Delivers SmartPlant 3D

HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2004 – The Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation has shipped SmartPlant 3D software and nearly 60 licenses to a dozen customers worldwide. The release is through an Early Adopter Program that assists engineering firms and plant owners to migrate from current design systems to SmartPlant 3D. The program helps users benefit from productivity advantages and work process improvements afforded by SmartPlant 3D. Program participants plan on implementing the intelligent, data-centric, rule-based SmartPlant 3D ( on either a production or pilot basis. SmartPlant 3D is the most advanced plant design technology offered by any vendor in the last two decades.

The Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph division made the announcement at DaratechPLANT 2004, the world’s foremost event for process plant design and engineering IT.

SmartPlant 3D EAP Guides Migration
Because the new Intergraph technology will fundamentally change the way users perform engineering and design, the EAP ( provides expertise to help customers prepare for efficient implementation. The program offers a way for customers to evaluate the new technology, plan migration, begin re-thinking work processes and phase in SmartPlant 3D within engineering, construction and plant operations. Consisting of SmartPlant 3D software and licenses, the Early Adopter Program includes bundled services such as installation, initial configuration and training, workflow impact analysis, migration and implementation assistance as well as related consulting. Emphasis is on practical planning, analysis and ways to gain immediate as well as long-term advantages.

Helping The Shaw Group Maintain Edge
“This data-centric, state-of-the-art design system will enable The Shaw Group to provide our customers with what we believe to be the most cost-effective design process and expedient plant delivery turnaround times in the industry,” stated Karl Seil, director of engineering for Shaw subsidiary Stone and Webster, Inc. “Intergraph will allow us to maintain our leadership position in design, procurement, manufacturing and construction automation and will maximize our customers’ ability to utilize design data in plant operation and maintenance activities.”

The Shaw Group Inc. ( is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, construction, remediation and facilities management services to government and private sector clients in the environmental, infrastructure and homeland security markets. Shaw is also a vertically integrated provider of comprehensive engineering, consulting, procurement, pipe fabrication, construction and maintenance services to the power and process industries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and employs approximately 14,800 people at its offices and operations in North and South America, Europe, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

Expanding Engineering Flexibility for Monsanto Company

“SmartPlant 3D is an advanced, next-generation plant design tool which gives us the flexibility to effectively utilize 3D design on both large and medium to small size projects,” said David C. Raterman, agricultural engineering director, Monsanto Company. “Its ease of use, multi-discipline environment and concurrent execution capability sold us on the opportunity to expand the deployment of 3D design to a much wider range of project types than we’ve ever been able to in the past. We expect to gain the significant tangible benefits of enhanced productivity, higher quality design reviews during project development and reduced construction costs due to design errors and interferences, for a lower cost of investment in training and administration compared to the older plant design technologies. Longer term, SmartPlant 3D will enable us to fully integrate front-end engineering and design, an attractive concept for our medium to large projects.”

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. The company’s Seeds and Genomics and Agricultural Productivity divisions provide innovative biotechnology and herbicide products to farmers in more than 50 countries. Monsanto ( is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.

SmartPlant 3D Marks Firsts
SmartPlant 3D represents a number of unprecedented technology achievements for the process, offshore and energy industries. The first fully comprehensive multidisciplinary plant modeling system in a single, unified environment, SmartPlant 3D comprises one tool for all major engineering disciplines, including construction. SmartPlant 3D is the first plant design software architected specifically for multi-discipline, concurrent global execution. SmartPlant 3D thus enables organizations to flexibly apply expertise to solving engineering problems, optimizing time use and producing high-quality designs on a consistent, worldwide basis. SmartPlant 3D is the first plant design application which aims to automate production of all drawing types. The software slashes production from hundreds of hours to a fraction of that time by automatically generating drawings. SmartPlant 3D is also the only plant design software to provide concurrent, proactive, real-time interference detection.

Exclusive Technology Provides Crucial Advances
SmartPlant 3D translates advanced functionality, usability and work process improvement concepts into tangible business benefits to shorten schedules, boost productivity and increase engineering quality. These benefits are enabled by breakthroughs in usability, database architecture, rules-based design, global worksharing, design task and drawing automation, real-time clash detection and operating plant support. Extensibility of SmartPlant 3D includes the engineering enterprise integration and workflow management capabilities of SmartPlant Foundation as well as front-end engineering and design (FEED) applications such as SmartPlant P&ID and third-party analysis software.

SmartPlant 3D advances the process, power and offshore industries well beyond today’s 3D CAD technology. The new technology promises to fundamentally change and improve work processes and represents opportunity for engineers and designers to increase effectiveness of their roles. SmartPlant 3D data-centric architecture and intelligent behavior dynamically enforce design standards and automate routine design tasks. The most crucial advance SmartPlant 3D provides is coupling this functionality with new design work process flexibility.

About Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore
Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore enables customers to create, capture and manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated life cycle software for the engineering, design, construction and operation of process and power plants, offshore oil and gas facilities and commercial ships. Core brands include SmartPlant and PDS for plant design, IntelliShip for marine design, SmartPlant Foundation for lifecycle engineering information management and MARIAN for materials, procurement and supply chain management. Backed by a quarter century of industry experience, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore ( is the acknowledged global leader in the plant creation market (Source: Daratech Inc.). A division of Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Offshore is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs more than 700 people and does business in more than 60 countries.

Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: INGR.

Intergraph, the Intergraph logo and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2004 Intergraph Corporation.

Software prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice. Software and services subject to United States export control laws and regulations. Any prices quoted are in United States dollars and subject to applicable taxes and international currency exchange rates. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available without charge upon written request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.

Tom Greer
Media / Industry Analyst Relations
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