HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eskom Holdings Ltd., a South African electricity public utility, broadens the use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® solutions to improve its engineering design and maintenance capabilities. The extended five-year contract adds SmartPlant Fusion, SmartPlant Isometrics, Intergraph Smart™ Data Validator, and hosted licenses for its external contractors to Eskom's engineering solution portfolio.
With more than 5 million customers, Eskom generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural, redistributors, and residential customers and produces 95 percent of South Africa's electricity.
As a longtime Intergraph Process, Power & Marine customer, Eskom uses Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise as one of its in-house standards for engineering design, information management and plant engineering, using software such as Intergraph Smart 3D and SmartPlant for Owner Operators Data Take On and Handover.
Intergraph solutions are currently used in ongoing greenfield, brownfield, and operations and maintenance activities, on the following power stations: Medupi, Matimba, Tutuka and Kriel. In the near future, the solution will be deployed to 14 sites.
The future potential benefits provided by the software include improved design quality, more efficient project and plant change management, as well as improved auditability and traceability. Eskom has successfully collaborated on the Fabric Filter design with an external designer using the interoperability capabilities of the software suite.
Commenting on the decision to broaden the use of Intergraph tools, Eskom's Grace Olukune, Chief Engineer, Group Technology/GX Plant Engineering /Systems Integration, said, "After years of collaboration with Intergraph PP&M, we have become familiar with the capability of the software. We believe that with the deployment of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions we are getting closer to our vision of having our engineering information easily and universally available."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The latest additions to the SmartPlant solution suite will continue to improve engineering information quality, project execution and plant operational efficiency at Eskom. We are proud to see that Eskom continues to trust in our capability to supply integrated, first-class technology solutions enabling them to gain competitive advantage."
Intergraph 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 enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. For more information about SmartPlant Enterprise, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/enterprise-solutions/smartplant-enterprise-oo.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph solutions and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019."
Eskom Holdings State-Owned Company (SOC) Ltd, is a vertically integrated electricity utility of South Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Eskom owns and operates 27 power stations in South Africa with a total nominal capacity of 41 995 MW. Eskom has embarked on a capital expansion program and is currently building new power stations (Medupi, Kusile and Ingula) and major power lines to meet South Africa's growing energy demand and confront the challenges of an aging transmission and generation system that will enable economic growth. Eskom is among the top 10 power utilities by sales and 11th by generating capacity.
For more information on Eskom, visit www.eskom.co.zaco-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.
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