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Brazilian joint venture will use SmartMarine® Enterprise components for project with oil giant Petrobras
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tome Ferrostaal, a joint venture between Tome Engenharia and Ferrostaal in Brazil, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® Enterprise solutions, distributed by Sisgraph, as part of a project with Petrobras, one of the world's largest energy companies. Intergraph's enterprise engineering software will be used to construct the topsides of six identical floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, which will be built in Brazil.
Sisgraph, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been a distributor of Intergraph solutions in South America for more than 30 years. Intergraph and Sisgraph are part of Hexagon.
Tome Ferrostaal will use these leading-edge Intergraph enterprise engineering solutions for the construction of the topsides: SmartMarine 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Review, CAESAR II® and PV Elite®. In addition to the software, Sisgraph will provide training and on-site support for the project.
"By using the Intergraph technology solutions distributed by Sisgraph, we expect to boost productivity and project quality, and also to reduce project time and errors, especially by having on-site technical support," said Sergio Miranda, automation systems coordinator at Tome Ferrostaal.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "This is the first major offshore project for Tome Ferrostaal, and in choosing Intergraph as its technology provider, Tome Ferrostaal reinforces our leading position in the Brazilian offshore market. For this important project, Tome Ferrostaal recognizes the safety, quality and productivity benefits that our enterprise solutions offer."
Intergraph's SmartMarine Enterprise suite is the world's most advanced, integrated offshore and shipbuilding solution, driving improvements in design efficiency, production schedule, handover, and overall life-cycle cost control for enhanced global competitiveness. Intergraph is a world leader in marine structure design and data management, with SmartMarine Enterprise endorsed and used by the world's leading offshore and marine companies, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard, and the top classification society in the world.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
About Tome Engenharia S.A.
Tome Engenharia, one of the leading companies in the industry business in Brazil, is a division of the Tome Group, which was created in 1973. Tome Engenharia works to overcome the challenges in electro-mechanical erection and assembly services, for various industrial areas, including power generation plants, oil and gas, onshore and offshore plants and engineering, performing EPC contracts for all of them.
Tome Group has a history of solid expansion in the Brazilian market. It operates in the rigging area, ports and heavy loads movement and transportation. Tome Group provides experience in special services, plus the capacity to offer integrated and complete solutions to the clients. For more information about Tome Engenharia, visit www.tome.com.br/02/.
Ferrostaal is a global EPC provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering. As a technology-independent system integrator, the company offers development and management of projects, financial planning and construction services for turnkey installations in the segments of petrochemicals, power, renewables, oil and gas and special projects. Ferrostaal is a company of MPC Industries GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. For more information about Ferrostaal, visit www.ferrostaal.com.
Sisgraph markets solutions for Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) in Brazil and Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) in South America. Acquired by Hexagon AB – Intergraph's parent company – in 2011, Sisgraph has been providing Intergraph solutions to Brazil for more than 30 years and has a technical team of more than 150 engineers and specialists with deep knowledge of Intergraph products, their applications and the markets to which they are destined. Sisgraph is the market leader in the areas of geographic information systems, engineering and processes, utilities and telecom, and public safety. For more information about Sisgraph, visit www.sisgraph.com.br.
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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company'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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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