May 25, 2011

Kuwait National Petroleum Company Relies on Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise to Upgrade its Production Facilities

SmartPlant Enterprise offers comprehensive integrated engineering solutions for the plant life cycle enhancing plant’s safety and improving productivity.

Kuwait National Petroleum Company will use Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering design and information management solutions to retrofit and increase the capacity of its Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery. To respond to unprecedented growth in the global demand for energy, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) will update its plants to increase production. Intergraph’s solutions will ensure a longer and more efficient plant life cycle.

After intensive benchmarking of the major plant engineering and operation solution providers, KNPC was convinced that Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise best meets its current and future requirements related to production increases, safety and shortening of project schedules. “We are pleased to have Intergraph as our technology partner to support the growth of our refinery,” said Mohammad Asad Alawady, Senior Engineer, Engineering and Maintenance at KNPC, Mina Al-Ahmadi. “SmartPlant Enterprise integrated solutions, including SmartPlant Foundation, will enhance KNPC’s design process through the effective management of high-quality engineering data for all of our projects.”

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. KNPC will use several solutions, including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Review.

“SmartPlant Enterprise solutions enable increased safety and quality and proven productivity gains,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. “That’s why an increasing number of leading providers in the oil and gas industry are adopting Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise technology as their next-generation engineering platform.”

The project will be managed by CyberMAK Information Systems W.L.L (Al-Kharafi Company) in partnership with Atheeb Intergraph Middle East LLC, Intergraph’s distributor in the Middle East.

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.