HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL Industrial, the engineering division of one of the largest Spanish construction companies, has chosen SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D, for the development of oil and gas and power generation plants. The product suite integrating SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant Materials will enable OHL Industrial to optimize the engineering process workflow, to increase plant design quality and to maximize information management. Avalora, OHL's technology services company will also adopt Intergraph solutions.
Intergraph's 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 solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent.
OHL, which develops activities in 29 different countries, decided to adopt SmartPlant Enterprise to foster faster project execution, to reach higher quality standard, to reduce over-costs in procurement and construction and to be more cost-effective and competitive.
"In an increasingly demanding global market, the use of the most advanced systems of design is a prerequisite to ensure the quality of design and the optimization of resources, enabling the integration of partners, customers and suppliers in major international projects, " said Alvaro Gamarra, head of Corporate Services at OHL Industrial. "Driven by its commitment to use the best tools available, OHL Industrial relies on new opportunities in oil and gas and power generation plants reducing time schedules and integrating the value chain of our customers and suppliers during project implementation. SmartPlant Enterprise is a catalyst to enabling these opportunities, allowing us to become a strong player in the market and to share these opportunities with our customers."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said: "Working with OHL Industrial is an important collaboration, and it strengthens Intergraph growing position in the construction market, where we have seen significant breakthroughs since the beginning of 2011. We foresee an increasing role for Intergraph technology in the construction and materials handling industry in the coming months, as Intergraph knowledge drives further productivity improvements in this sector."
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 OHL and Avalora
OHL Group is one of the global leaders in the development of infrastructures, focusing its activities in the construction of transport infrastructures, industrial plants and services. The history of the company dates back over a century and it is currently present in 29 countries across five continents. Around 70 percent of its revenue is generated by the Group international activities. OHL Industrial is the EPC of the Group and focuses on the engineering development and construction of Oil and Gas plants as well as Power Generation plants.
Avalora is a company specialized in information technologies. Avalora belongs to the Villar Mir Group, one of the leading Spanish holdings in construction and industrial sectors, and to OHL Construction Group, active in concession, infrastructures, and urban and environmental services. Avalora provides and manages integral solutions based on information systems that allow her customers to improve the management of their business and to align new technologies with their Enterprise objectives.
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.
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