LAS VEGAS, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies from Australia, Europe and Asia received the top prizes in the annual Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe Awards customer competitions sponsored by Intergraph®. The awards were presented here during Hexagon 2012, the annual user conference for Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine division and Hexagon AB's other businesses.
The Golden Valve Awards Competition annually recognizes the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. The competition is open to all SmartPlant® Enterprise and SmartMarine® Enterprise engineering design software users and the subject matter must relate to the process, power, offshore or shipbuilding industries.
WorleyParsons Ltd. (ASX: WOR) received "Best of Show" in the 12th annual Intergraph Golden Valve Awards Competition for the company's intricately detailed view of a process facility produced using SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Instrumentation and SmartPlant Foundation. WorleyParsons' winning entry was submitted by Rhys Ryan in the Discipline-specific category. With headquarters in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, WorleyParsons is a provider of professional services to the resources and energy sectors and process industries.
The Platinum Pipe Awards Competition annually recognizes the most innovative automation ideas for SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D (collectively known as Smart 3D), or SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation (referred to as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics).
Spain's Empresarios Agrupados and Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd. of Korea (KOSPI: SHI) earned first prize in the third annual Platinum Pipe Awards Competition in the Engineering & Schematics and 3D categories, respectively.
Empresarios Agrupados, a diversified international architect-engineering organization with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, claimed first place in the 2D Engineering & Schematics category. Its winning entry featured a numbers of automations on SmartPlant P&ID, creating a customized system in compliance with all the requirements needed to be used in projects, either standalone or integrated with SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Instrumentation. The entry was submitted by Juan Garcia Rendon.
Second place in Engineering & Schematics was presented to Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Company Limited (China) and third place to SNERDI I&C Group (China).
Samsung Heavy Industries, a SmartMarine 3D user since 2004, claimed first prize for the third year in a row with its win in the 3D Design category. Its winning entry, submitted by ByungCheon, Min, used SmartMarine 3D to develop a lifting lug modeling and consistency check program.
Second place in 3D Design was presented to Empresarios Agrupados, while Chinergy Co., Ltd. (China) and Grenland Group (Norway) tied for third place.
The 2012 Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions attracted more than 100 entries.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions received numerous inspiring entries from users of Intergraph's industry leading, next-generation solutions. Our knowledge-based and rules-driven technologies for improving safety, quality and productivity give customers around the world in the process, power, offshore and marine industries the competitive advantages they need."
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 2015."
Other 2012 Golden Valve winners are:
Judges' Choice: Offshore
- Guan Xiaolong/SLECC – EIDD Department (China)
Judges' Choice: Power
- Kuzmin Evgeny/Bureau ESG (Russia)
- 1st Place – Sirong Pan, Xu Zhang, Haibo Zheng, Junnan Li, and Zhaoying Lv/Chinergy Co. Ltd. (China)
- 2nd Place – Guan Xiaolong/SLECC Ltd. (China)
- 3rd Place – Sinclair Knight Merz (Chile)
- Honorable mention – Alex Sandoval/Promon Engenharia (Brazil); Andre Barrozo/PROGEN (Brazil)
Category: Rendering and Ray Traces
- 1st Place – Andre Barrozo/PROGEN (Brazil)
- 2nd Place – Kathy Tam/AMEC (Canada)
- 3rd Place – Fernanda de Oliveira Matioli/Genpro Engenharia S.A. (Brazil)
Category: Visually Complex
- 1st Place – Martin T. Ammann Jr. (USA)
- 2nd Place – Luis Gago, 3D Section/TIPIEL S.A. (Colombia)
- 3rd Place – ECM Engineering Team/ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais (Brazil)
- Honorable mention – Wu Wei/ECEPDI (China)
- 1st Place – Zhang Lin/SNERDI (China)
- Honorable mention – Norbert Hecht/The Linde Group (Germany)
To view this year's Golden Valve winning entries, please visit www.intergraph.com/ppm/customers/awards/goldenvalve/2012.
To view this year's Platinum Pipe winning entries, please visit www.intergraph.com/ppm/customers/awards/platinumpipe/2012.
All place winners are eligible to receive a monetary award for their efforts and also will have their work displayed on Intergraph's Web site and in the division's Insight magazine. Golden Valve winners will be featured on the 2013 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine calendar.
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 and classified business.
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