Suncor Becomes 300th Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation Customer


Just one year after reaching the 200th customer mark, rapid industry adoption of Intergraph®'s SmartPlant® Foundation has pushed sales past the 300th customer milestone with Suncor Energy Inc.'s selection of the engineering information management solution.

Suncor, a major North American energy producer and Intergraph customer, selected SmartPlant Foundation to manage non-Intergraph data -- Suncor's legacy of 3D models -- for oil and gas development projects. The sale marks a 50-percent growth rate for SmartPlant Foundation in a single year.

SmartPlant Foundation is the ISO15926 compliant document and data management solution within SmartPlant Enterprise, an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Plant Lifecycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects.

SmartPlant Foundation's life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants. The solution permits electronic management of all project and plant engineering information, integrating data on the physical asset, work processes and regulatory and safety imperatives to facilitate enhanced global decision support capabilities.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are pleased to recognize an industry leader such as Suncor as our 300th SmartPlant Foundation customer. The remarkable pace of the industry's adoption of this solution demonstrates the value of its ability to accurately manage all aspects of a plant's design, modification, upgrades and refurbishment, effectively managing the evolving plant configuration from front-end engineering design to plant decommissioning."

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.