Leading Engineering Company Aibel Selects Intergraph® CAESAR II® to Improve Standardization and Integration Pipe stress analysis solution will enable the company to increase efficiency and reduce schedules and costs by achieving greater accuracy through improved modeling

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aibel AS, a leading engineering service provider that works within the oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors, has selected Intergraph® CAESAR II® to achieve standardization of its pipe stress analysis and facilitate integration with its design tools.

Aibel is undergoing an engineering service assessment in its onshore and offshore facilities with the goal of standardizing software solutions to increase efficiency and reduce time and costs. With CAESAR II, the company aims to improve data input and display to accurately define its piping systems analysis models. The CAESAR II input graphics methodology quickly develops and assesses analysis models. Graphical and tabular output immediately indicates areas of concern and automated artificial intelligence tools can quickly address a lack of piping system flexibility.

The company's fabrication yards in Norway and Thailand are world-class performers and have sufficient capacity to build large new modules, such as platforms and floating production installations, but also smaller modules for upgrade projects.

"Aibel wants to take customer service one step further with a better and more integrated pipe stress analysis. CAESAR II is now recognized as the primary solution for stress analysis at Aibel and will be implemented on all projects in the immediate future," said Nils-Kristian Midttveit, Team Lead Asset Management at Aibel. The company already uses Intergraph SmartPlant® P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation and SmartSketch®.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are pleased Aibel chose Intergraph's pipe stress analysis solution to achieve higher efficiency levels to serve its global and Nordic region customers. This collaboration will continue to strengthen our relations with Aibel and other leading engineering service companies in the Nordic countries for offshore and onshore projects."

CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards. Input data may be accessed and modified on an element by element basis or globally as required, enabling customers to access and modify element by element or globally if necessary. More information on CAESAR II can be found at www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/caesarii.

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 Aibel
Aibel AS is one of the largest Norwegian service companies that works within the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, providing engineering, construction, upgrading and maintenance solutions. The company has 5, 500 global employees, working on fields and facilities, both onshore and offshore. Aibel is currently present on 30 of the 70 platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and on four of the six onshore facilities in Norway. Its main clients are Statoil and ConocoPhillips.

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), 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.

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