HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, will standardize on Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise, including SmartMarine 3D, to replace its existing design solution for offshore and marine assets. This move will enable the company to increase the functionality and usability of its engineering designs, as well as to improve the data consistency between the schematics and the outfitting within its projects.
“We benchmarked Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise against several leading, global marine engineering design solutions, and we thought it was the most sustainable option for us,” said Tor Lonnerod, GL Noble Denton’s General Manager for Noble Denton Brevik, Norway. In addition to SmartMarine 3D, GL Noble Denton purchased licenses of SmartPlant P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram), Electrical, Review and Foundation Basic Integrator products.
SmartMarine 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, providing companies with the capabilities they need to gain and maintain an edge in a highly competitive industry. SmartMarine 3D is breakthrough engineering technology that is data-centric, knowledge- and rule-driven, streamlining marine asset design processes and improving delivery schedules, with increased detail and manufacturing design productivity of up to 30 percent.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said: "A growing number of industry leaders are adopting Intergraph Smart 3D technology as its next-generation engineering platform because of the unique abilities it provides to increase safety, quality, and productivity. SmartMarine 3D continues to increase its market share in highly competitive segments. Intergraph is looking forward to working with GL Noble Denton and to gaining a competitive edge through strong collaboration."
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
About GL Noble Denton
GL Noble Denton is a technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas business segment of the GL Group helps to design, build, install and operate oil and gas onshore, maritime and offshore assets to ensure safety, sustainability and superior value.
GL Noble Denton is the merger between Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) Oil & Gas business and Noble Denton, a premier provider of life cycle marine and offshore engineering services. Since January 2010, they have offered their services as GL Noble Denton.
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.
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