Anglo American selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Foundation Leading copper producer in Chile chooses next-generation information management solution to support handover process

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anglo American, one of the largest copper producers in Chile, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Foundation to support the information management handover process for its Los Bronces Development Project, an open-pit mine estimated to increase the operation's production capacity to an average of 400,000 tons of fine copper annually.

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Anglo American joins hundreds of companies that have implemented SmartPlant Foundation, the world's No. 1 information management solution for the mining, process, power and marine offshore industries. Anglo American sought to optimize its present project/plant information management systems handover strategy to reduce risks in all areas of its business.

Pixis Ltda., the exclusive distributor of Intergraph solutions in Chile and Peru since 1996, is working closely with Anglo American on the project. For more information, visit www.pixis.cl.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "SmartPlant Foundation provides Anglo American the technology and capabilities of the industry-standard solution for information management, used by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and owner operators globally. The implementation of SmartPlant Foundation at Los Bronces Development Project gives Anglo American fast, easy and intuitive access to engineering documentation, allowing it to execute projects and operate safer while increasing quality and productivity."

SmartPlant Foundation is the leading, standards-based capital Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) solution for the process, power and marine industries. It has been selected as the information management and integration system of choice by hundreds of EPC organizations and owner operators worldwide in projects both large and small.

SmartPlant Foundation has the broadest solution footprint in the industry with capabilities that span the entire project life cycle, ranging from simple document management to configuration management in highly regarded industries. Its forte is the ability to manage massively interrelated, interdependent and rapidly evolving data that is the backbone of SmartPlant Enterprise, Intergraph's multi-discipline integrated engineering suite, as well as being the platform for integrated applications such as SmartPlant Construction and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators.

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."

About Anglo American
Anglo American is one of the most important copper producers in Chile. The company explores mines, processes and markets copper cathodes, anodes, blister and concentrates, molybdenum concentrates and sulphuric acid. It has operated in Chile since 1980 and currently has five operations in four regions of the country, with a corporate office in Santiago. For more information, visit www.angloamerican.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, 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; www.hexagon.com), 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.

© 2012 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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