HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluor® Corporation (New York Stock Exchange: FLR) of Irving, Texas, an Intergraph® customer and one of the world's leading engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance companies, continues to implement Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions as its project platform for an increasing number of its global projects.
Fluor, an Intergraph customer for more than 30 years, relies on proper planning, training and business mindset to successfully deploy SmartPlant Enterprise, an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction and engineering data management capabilities for the creation, maintenance and safe operation of large-scale process projects. Fluor currently has 22 ongoing projects that are using SmartPlant technology.
Intergraph and Fluor signed a five-year Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) together. The agreement covers the Intergraph SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise software suites, including SmartPlant 3D, PDS®, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation among numerous other Intergraph solutions.
"Intergraph's solutions have been a part of our project execution toolbox for many years, helping us deliver superior capital projects to our clients," said Peter Moore, Fluor's vice president of Project Execution Services. "The SmartPlant Enterprise suite and automation capabilities help us to maximize a distributed project environment by enforcing consistency in the project set-up and execution processes."Fluor currently has more than 850 people trained in the SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Foundation solutions, with the majority of those employees located in the Asia-Pacific region. "Regardless of the technology, our designers have to be proficient with our project execution tools," Moore said. "We have developed a robust training and support structure to support our workforce in getting the best product out of these tools for our clients." Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Fluor has been a well-trusted partner of Intergraph's for many years and understands how our new SmartPlant Enterprise solutions can enhance its business. We look forward to providing next-generation solutions to Fluor to meet its safety, quality and productivity needs for many more years." 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. SmartPlant Enterprise's integrated suite of solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency up to 30 percent compared to other products. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph software. For more information on Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise, visit www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/smartplant. SmartPlant 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D plant design solution, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that is focused on rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D plant design software that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies using SmartPlant 3D typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity. For more information on Intergraph SmartPlant 3D, visit www.intergraph.com/go/smartplant3d. 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 2015." About Fluor Fluor Corporation designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a Fortune 200 company and had revenue of $20.8 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.fluor.com. 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 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.