HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroVietnam University (PVU) has joined the Intergraph® Education Grant Program, selecting SmartMarine® Enterprise solutions for its curriculum to support Vietnam's offshore oil and gas industry.
PVU is located in the offshore oil and gas hub of southern Vietnam, and was established to focus on the development of the country's oil and gas industry. The Vietnamese university recognized that it needs to equip its students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they are ready to apply the tools that employers already use when they join the work force. PVU will provide its students with access to SmartMarine Enterprise solutions, including SmartMarine 3D, SmartPlant® Review, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartSketch®.
Intergraph's ruled-based technology features unique automation capabilities, which was a compelling factor in PVU's decision. In addition, SmartMarine Enterprise is proven in the Vietnamese oil and gas industry, with organizations such as PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard and Vietsovpetro already using Intergraph solutions for the design and construction of offshore facilities. PVU will incorporate the integrated suite of SmartMarine Enterprise solutions into its computer-aided design curriculum for the marine and petroleum course tracks. PVU is the first higher education institution in Vietnam to use SmartMarine 3D and the SmartMarine Enterprise portfolio in its curriculum.
"There is a growing need for skilled engineers in Vietnam's vibrant oil and gas industry, and we are committed to using the best tools to educate our students," said Dr. Le Phuoc Hao, associate professor and rector of PVU. "Our participation in Intergraph's Education Grant Program is a major achievement for us, and we can now equip both our lecturers and students with the latest, state-of-the-art technology that is used by major engineering companies and owner operators worldwide. This gives our graduates immense opportunity to secure jobs in the thriving local oil and gas industry."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Intergraph is the top engineering design solution provider in the global oil and gas industry, and we are pleased to partner with PVU to nurture the next generation of young engineers in Vietnam. With training in SmartMarine Enterprise, PVU graduates will bring expertise in Intergraph's innovative engineering solutions into our clients' businesses, and deliver increased safety, quality and productivity to local offshore oil and gas projects."
SmartMarine Enterprise is the world's most advanced, integrated offshore and shipbuilding solution, driving improvements in design efficiency, production schedule, handover and overall life-cycle cost control for enhanced global competitiveness. Intergraph is a world leader in marine structure design and data management, with SmartMarine Enterprise endorsed and used by the world's leading offshore and marine companies, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard and the top classification society in the world.
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 PetroVietnam University
PetroVietnam University (PVU) was established in 2010 as a special public university with investment from PetroVietnam. PVU's mission is to train high-quality human resources, and connect training with scientific research and business for the development of Vietnam's oil and gas industry. The university has an office in Ha Noi and campuses in Ba Ria and Vung Tau. PVU is a career-oriented university, aiming to become one of the leading universities in Vietnam by 2020 and in Asia and the world by 2050. www.pvu.edu.vn
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 a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I 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.
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