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Dong-eui University Opens New Educational Center and Features Intergraph® SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise Technology
Feb 23, 2011 (04:02 PM EST)


South Korean university establishes center to provide specialized training for next-generation engineers for marine and offshore industry

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dong-eui University (DEU) has opened Convergence of IT Devices Institute (CiDi) in Busan, South Korea, which is a new educational center for its naval architecture and ocean engineering students to provide them with specialized training for the marine and offshore industry through the use of Intergraph® technology.

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DEU recognizes the importance of industry advancement through education for its university students and sought to collaborate with industry partners to build its academic curriculum. DEU selected Intergraph's world-leading enterprise engineering software for its new educational center in Busan, which is the main city for shipbuilding and chemical plants in South Korea. CiDi will incorporate Intergraph SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise software into its training courses, ensuring its engineering students are well-equipped with the relevant tools and knowledge when they graduate and enter the marine and offshore industry workforce.

Intergraph's SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D (collectively known as Smart 3D) software is the most advanced process, power, marine asset and ship design software offered in two decades, providing all the software capabilities needed to design and build onshore and offshore facilities. SmartPlant Enterprise is a comprehensive product suite offering increasing value from IT to improve project execution, safety, handover, and plant operational efficiency. Intergraph's innovative technology enables organizations to address long-term strategic engineering opportunities for plant design and operations at the enterprise level.

"As part of the prestigious Dong-eui University and the nation's only institute specialized in shipbuilding, we strive to provide our students with the best educational tools available," said Yun-Sik Yu, director of CiDi. "Intergraph technology will enable us to revitalize the local IT industry by providing value-added higher education with relevance to the marine and offshore industry."

"Intergraph is honored to partner with CiDi and privileged to play a role in positively impacting current and future generations of engineers," said Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. "We are pleased that CiDi has chosen SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise technology for integration into its education programs, enabling its graduates to take with them the knowledge and expertise for increased productivity and enhanced global competitiveness in the marine and offshore industry."

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analysis 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.

About Dong-eui University

Dong-eui University, under the management of Dong-eui Academic Foundation, is located in Busan, the largest port city in South Korea. DEU was founded in 1977 and since then, has grown rapidly to be a major regional university in Busan with state-of-the-art research and education facilities. Preparing for the 16,000 future leaders, DEU continues to purse an innovative educational environment and sound reputation as a prestigious university. For more information, visit www.deu.ac.kr/english.

About Intergraph

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.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.se.

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