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China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise
Mar 02, 2011 (04:03 PM EST)


Engineering, design and data management solutions will be used for 16 AP1000™ nuclear reactor units

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chinese State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd. (SNPTC) has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to increase productivity and safety and to accelerate project schedules for the engineering, 3D design and data management of its 16 third-generation Westinghouse Electric Company AP1000™ nuclear reactor projects across China.

SmartPlant Enterprise integrated solutions will enable SNPTC to coordinate and consolidate engineering and design efforts between work teams, three other joint venture partners and nine sub-companies on the massive 16-reactor program. SmartPlant Enterprise data management solutions will also enable SNPTC to create a centralized data warehouse to manage the millions of reactor assets and supporting engineering information to help ensure safe operation and regulatory compliance for decades to come.

SmartPlant Enterprise is 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, power, marine and offshore 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.

SNPTC selected Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise based on its proven design, engineering and data management capabilities for exceptionally large-scale projects. With positive experience from the implementation of Intergraph solutions at two of its subsidiaries, SNPTC has full confidence in Intergraph's technological expertise and services.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "SNPTC's selection of Intergraph is validation that our solutions can meet the most challenging design and engineering projects in the world, especially in the nuclear power arena and rapidly developing economies such as China. We are confident that SNPTC will see productivity and quality gains with our solutions to help them meet their project schedules as their sub-companies already have."

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.

About SNPTC

State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation Ltd. (SNPTC) is a key State-owned corporation established with investments from the State Council and the four large State-owned corporations which are China National Nuclear Corporation, China Power Investment Corporation, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co. Ltd. and China National Technical Import & Export Corporation. SNPTC is authorized by the State Council to sign contracts with foreign parties to receive the transferred third-generation NP technology, to execute the relevant engineering design and project management. SNPTC is a key entity and platform for the third-generation NP technology introduction, project construction and self-reliance development. For more information, visit: www.snptc.com.cn.

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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