HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexagon Group companies Sisgraph, a Brazilian software and services provider, and Intergraph® have teamed to form a Marine Excellence Center in Rio de Janeiro to meet the needs of the expanding marine industry in Brazil. Sao Paulo-based Sisgraph has been a provider of Intergraph® solutions in South America for more than 30 years.
The new Marine Excellence Center opens with a team of expert engineers and consultants to provide technical support and training for Intergraph SmartMarine® 3D technology. SmartMarine 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, featuring breakthrough engineering technology that is knowledge-based and rule-driven to improve productivity and delivery schedules. The center also will provide technical workshops throughout Brazil and cooperate with the country's universities and technical schools to produce qualified students with an opportunity to learn using the latest Intergraph and Sisgraph technologies.
Sisgraph's Marine Excellence Center mission includes disseminating and extending knowledge about the marine and offshore industries through the diffusion of Intergraph's next-generation technologies for projects, creating a skilled labor force, and providing an unrivaled support structure ideal for large offshore and marine projects in the Brazilian industry.
"As longtime customers of Sisgraph and Intergraph, our company is pleased to see this investment in resources in the Brazilian market," said Laelson Martins, manager of Petrobras, one of the world's largest energy companies. "The Marine Excellence Center initiative fills a very important gap in our country, which is to capacitate the work force of Brazil's expanding marine industry."
Sisgraph's Marine Excellence Center was announced during the ninth annual Navalshore 2012 Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Executives from most of the major owner operators and EPCs in Brazil attended the announcement of the Marine Excellence Center, which will serve as a new communication channel between customers and suppliers from the marine and offshore industries to spread and improve technologies that are currently used in Brazil.
"Sisgraph, with its extensive knowledge of the marine segment, recognized the need for the Marine Excellence Center in Brazil," said Claudio Simao, president of Hexagon South America. "Customers will now have access to Sisgraph's extensive knowledge of the marine segment and greater access to Intergraph's market-leading solutions."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Intergraph's SmartMarine 3D is the industry's most advanced technology for the marine industry and Sisgraph's Marine Excellence Center will showcase the safety, quality and productivity benefits that solutions from Intergraph offer. Intergraph SmartMarine Enterprise solutions are leaders in the Brazilian offshore and marine market, and this center highlights the Intergraph-Sisgraph commitment to this important region."
Intergraph SmartMarine 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard, and the top classification society in the world. For more on SmartMarine 3D, visit www.intergraph.com/go/smartmarine3d.
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."
Sisgraph markets solutions for Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) in Brazil and Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) in South America. Acquired by Hexagon AB – Intergraph's parent company – in 2011, Sisgraph has been providing Intergraph solutions to Brazil for more than 30 years and has a technical team of more than 150 engineers and specialists with deep knowledge of Intergraph products, their applications and the markets to which they are destined. Sisgraph is the market leader in the areas of geographic information systems, engineering and processes, utilities and telecom, and public safety. For more information about Sisgraph, visit www.sisgraph.com.br.
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; www.hexagon.com), 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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