Hitachi Power Europe chooses Intergraph® SmartPlant® 3D to improve productivity and collaboration in future design projects

      Hitachi Power Europe chooses Intergraph® SmartPlant® 3D to improve
           productivity and collaboration in future design projects

Hitachi Power continues international growth and extends the Intergraph
product portfolio with the integrated design solution SmartPlant 3D

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 24, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hitachi Power Europe has
selected SmartPlant^® 3D for its future design and construction projects to
further strengthen its excellent position in the global market through
improved productivity and intelligent collaboration. The first projects to be
delivered with the new solution are planned for autumn this year.

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As a market and technology leader in the energy sector, Hitachi Power Europe
relies on innovative and integrated software to support its projects around
the globe. After a thorough benchmark period, Hitachi Power Europe chose
SmartPlant 3D as its design tool for future projects, which will start with a
planned implementation of the integration platform SmartPlant Foundation.
Hitachi Power Europe chose SmartPlant 3D to ensure enhanced collaboration, to
increase productivity and to have a consistent impact through the whole plant
life cycle. The improved collaboration with other Hitachi sites (like
Babcock-Hitachi K.K.) was one of the key reasons for the company's decision. 

"After a preliminary selection process, two finalists for a pilot installation
were selected and tested under identical conditions. The result of the user
test, together with the evaluation of a predefined requirements matrix, showed
a clear vote for SmartPlant 3D. In the long term, we expect to have a positive
experience with Intergraph as a reliable partner," said Christoph Kastl, head
of technical information technology at Hitachi Power Europe.

"Hitachi is another important customer in the power industry that has decided
to use SmartPlant 3D. The increasing number of customers who rely on
Intergraph's design tools and information management solutions encourage us to
keep working hard on delivering integrated solutions that have a purposeful
impact in the whole life cycle of the plant," says Gerhard Sallinger,
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president.

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 solution 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.

Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise, the suite comprising Intergraph's pool of
solutions, 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 by up to 30
percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using
Intergraph solutions.

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 Hitachi Power Europe
Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (HPE), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., designs and
constructs fossil-fired power plants. The plant constructor also supplies key
components such as utility steam generators, environmental engineering
equipment, turbines and pulverizers. Including subsidiaries, approx. 1,800
staff is on the company's payroll (as of April 2012).

As a market and technology leader - in utility steam generators, for instance
- HPE relies on modern, ecologically sound and economic plants. In this way,
the company - with its head offices in Duisburg - plays a prime role in
securing the supply of electricity on the markets in question.

As an energy plant constructor, Hitachi Power Europe GmbH benefits both from
the growing demand for electricity and the boom in power plant construction
across the world. HPE is playing a major role here in the modernization of the
European power generation system. Within the Hitachi Group, which has revenues
of approx. US$ 112.2 billion and a 360,000 workforce, HPE is responsible for
the markets in Europe, the CIS states, Africa and India. www.hitachi-power.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.

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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