Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise Selected by Fabricom Suez as its Engineering and Data Management Solution

Software improves productivity and quality over project life cycle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fabricom Suez, a leading supplier of maintenance and modification services to the oil and gas industry, has selected Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise engineering and data management software to manage its extensive project data.

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Fabricom chose Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation over other competitors' solutions to more accurately manage and reuse engineering design data throughout the life cycle of its projects.

SmartPlant Foundation is the first through-life data management solution specifically for the process, power and marine industries, and is now the market leader with about 300 customers worldwide. The software's life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.

In choosing SmartPlant Foundation, Fabricom had realized the limitations and disadvantages of its previous information storage system - misspelled data, multiple copies of information tags, invalid property values, low security and problems detecting changes. With SmartPlant Foundation, Fabricom acquired a database solution that provided flexibility, efficiency, and better quality data management. Additionally, SmartPlant Foundation has been integrated with ProArc, Fabricom's document management system. This will provide a tag-to-document relation to keep track of all the documents produced for each information tag and vice versa. Initially 5,000 tags and approximately 250,000 property fields were imported into the SmartPlant Foundation database.

SmartPlant Foundation offers enhanced decision support capabilities to facilitate global data management for the design, construction, production and life cycle optimization of the plant. From concept and design through handover and plant maintenance, operations and decommissioning, SmartPlant Foundation enables electronic management of all of the project's and the plant's engineering information, integrating data on the physical asset, work processes and regulatory and safety imperatives.

"After our initial use of SmartPlant Foundation we have seen measurable improvements in the quality of our data and the working environment," said Oivind Hansen at Fabricom. "All of our project groups globally are now able to find, view and edit the information they need from one place, one database. We are highly satisfied with the results and the productivity gains we have achieved."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are pleased to welcome Fabricom as a SmartPlant Foundation customer, further expanding our oil and gas customer base. For more than 10 years, Intergraph has provided the best information management solution available, and this is another example of where we have replaced a competitive system with the market leader. As Fabricom realizes an increase in project and data quality, the company will also experience the additional benefits of accelerated projects and cost savings."

About Fabricom

Fabricom performs challenging engineering work, executes projects and provides specialized maintenance services for leading players in the Norwegian oil and gas industry. The company is engaged in the complete project value chain from concept studies through project design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning, supporting the operational management of oil and gas installations throughout life-of-field.

Founded on extensive multidisciplinary competence, Fabricom meets customers' needs and defined requirements through utilization of best-in-class HSE, technology, innovative methods and efficient work processes.

Fabricom was established in Norway in 1992. Today, the company employs more than 1650 highly experienced and qualified co-workers. The main office is in Stavanger. Branch offices are located in Stavanter and Trondheim, and workshops in Stavanger, Haugesund and Orkanger. Fabricom AS is part of the international industry and service group SUEZ, which has more than 200,000 employees worldwide.

About Intergraph

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 into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph'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 and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit

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