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Sinclair Knight Merz Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise to Optimize Project Delivery
Nov 16, 2011 (06:11 PM EST)


Leading engineering and project delivery company uses next-generation technology to configure integrated capability for mining and metals projects

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), a global engineering and project delivery company, has chosen Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to configure integrated engineering and project delivery capability for the mining and metals industry.

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SKM chose to partner with Intergraph in developing SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, as a means of improving the delivery of projects in the mining and metals industry, which are growing in scope and complexity due to increased global demand. With its intelligent, rule-based technology and automation capabilities, the company determined that Intergraph's next-generation SmartPlant Enterprise is the ideal match for its requirements and selected the integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant P&ID. Intergraph is working closely with SKM to build additional functionality into the solution suite specifically for the mining and metals industry and project delivery in general. This delivers an integrated project delivery capability for the sector, which will enable SKM's clients to achieve enhanced quality of design, improved procurement processes, increased efficiency of the construction schedule and operational readiness.

"We have been working closely with Intergraph over the past four years to develop SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, which automates the design of conveyor systems and transfer chutes to enable bulk materials industries to rapidly and easily create or expand facilities," said Denis Hamel, global engineering manager at SKM. "We decided to expand our use of Intergraph solutions because we can leverage the advanced, next-generation technology of the integrated SmartPlant Enterprise suite for mining and metals projects, and optimize project delivery."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "SmartPlant Enterprise has been used successfully by the global leaders in the process, power and marine industries, and we are pleased to see SKM, one of the world's leading engineering and project delivery firms in the mining sector, adopt SmartPlant Enterprise for its projects. The integration of SmartPlant Enterprise with SKM's global delivery systems enhances its project delivery capability, and enables increased safety, quality and productivity of its mining projects."

SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today's and tomorrow's market. SmartPlant Enterprise's integrated suite of solutions enables proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions. For more information on Intergraph's solutions for the mining and metals industry, visit www.intergraph.com/go/mining.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analysis firm, ranks Intergraph as the global leading supplier of process engineering tools, engineering design tools and engineering design 3D software, according to its "PET Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015."

About SKM

Sinclair Knight Merz is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, design and delivery. It operates in three regions: Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), deploying some 7,000 people from more than 40 offices while serving the buildings and infrastructure, mining and metals, power and energy, and water and environment sectors. Wholly employee-owned, SKM is an organization with a proud history, and it embraces shared values and an open culture. The company has a commitment to service and quality, with high standards of safety and business ethics, along with a leading-edge approach to delivering a sustainable future. www.globalskm.com

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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