Nov 18, 2011

Sinclair Knight Merz Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise to Optimize Project Delivery

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), a global engineering and project delivery company, has chosen Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to configure integrated engineering and project delivery capability for the mining and metals industry.

SKM chose to partner with Intergraph in developing SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, as a means of improving the delivery of projects in the mining and metals industry, which are growing in scope and complexity due to increased global demand. With its intelligent, rule-based technology and automation capabilities, the company determined that Intergraph’s next-generation SmartPlant Enterprise is the ideal match for its requirements and selected the integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant P&ID. Intergraph is working closely with SKM to build additional functionality into the solution suite specifically for the mining and metals industry and project delivery in general. This delivers an integrated project delivery capability for the sector, which will enable SKM’s clients to achieve enhanced quality of design, improved procurement processes, increased efficiency of the construction schedule and operational readiness.

“We have been working closely with Intergraph over the past four years to develop SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, which automates the design of conveyor systems and transfer chutes to enable bulk materials industries to rapidly and easily create or expand facilities,” said Denis Hamel, global engineering manager at SKM. “We decided to expand our use of Intergraph solutions because we can leverage the advanced, next-generation technology of the integrated SmartPlant Enterprise suite for mining and metals projects, and optimize project delivery.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “SmartPlant Enterprise has been used successfully by the global leaders in the process, power and marine industries, and we are pleased to see SKM, one of the world’s leading engineering and project delivery firms in the mining sector, adopt SmartPlant Enterprise for its projects. The integration of SmartPlant Enterprise with SKM’s global delivery systems enhances its project delivery capability, and enables increased safety, quality and productivity of its mining projects.”

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’s integrated suite of solutions enables proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions. For more information on Intergraph’s solutions for the mining and metals industry, visit www.intergraph.com/go/mining.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analysis firm, ranks Intergraph as the global leading supplier of process engineering tools, engineering design tools and engineering design 3D software, according to its “PET Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015.”