Feb 24, 2009

ORLEN Projekt Upgrades to SmartPlant 3D Design and Expands Use of Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise Solutions

Pilot project proves significantly quicker designs and improved productivity

HUNTSVILLE, Ala : After realizing an approximately 30 percent increase in design speed during a pilot project, ORLEN Projekt SA, one of the largest design and engineering firms in Poland, has upgraded to SmartPlant 3D design solution and expanded its use of Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise's engineering software, adding additional SmartPlant 2D modules and data integration.

Specializing in plant design for the refinery, petrochemical and chemical industries, ORLEN Projekt obtained results for the Claus sulphur recovery unit that have so far proven to speed the design process by approximately 30 percent using SmartPlant 3D design tools.

While working on the live project, the company had the confidence to implement additional SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, seeking improvement of overall productivity by another 20 percent. These include instrumentation, P&ID, electrical, reference data, and enterprise data management solutions. The new software was put into production after less than three months of training.

"After just a few months working with the project, we realized the system helps us speed the design process by approximately 30 percent using new 3D design tools," said Wlodzimierz Garwacki, technical director at ORLEN Projekt. "We expect to further improve productivity by an additional 20 percent, integrating the design applications and control the documentation of design data exchange," he added.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "ORLEN Projekt's successful implementation of SmartPlant Enterprise is yet another example of the value and benefits our solutions provide to EPCs in the chemical and refining industries. With a single integrated environment across all disciplines, the company's project quality and productivity have measurably increased resulting in accelerated projects and cost savings."

Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of best-in-class plant automation applications. These applications may be deployed individually or as a flexible, integrated enterprise solution, leveraging success-critical project information and knowledge to improve and automate work processes, from the very early project phases through plant operations and maintenance up to decommissioning. According to ARC Advisory Group's recent Process Engineering Tools Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013, Intergraph ranks first overall in process engineering tools and for the chemical and refining industries as well as 3D engineering design.