Samsung Heavy Industries Selects Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D for Offshore
Leading Korean shipbuilder extends application of next-generation 3D
engineering technology to offshore industry
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 20, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
has selected Intergraph^® SmartMarine^® 3D for its Offshore division. SHI has
been a longtime user of the industry-leading solution, deploying it in full
production within its Shipbuilding division, and has now extended the use of
SmartMarine 3D for its offshore projects.
SHI is headquartered in Korea and it is a global leader in the offshore and
shipbuilding industry. The company is one of Intergraph's marine partners and
customers. SmartMarine 3D's automated, rule-based technology has enabled SHI
to achieve its objective of delivering a higher volume of the most complex and
technically advanced vessels on the market today.
Due to the success of SmartMarine 3D for its shipbuilding projects, SHI
decided to implement the next-generation solution for its offshore projects as
well. SHI deployed SmartMarine 3D successfully for its pilot project, and has
since applied the Intergraph solution for its current offshore projects.
SmartMarine 3D has delivered significant productivity gains by helping SHI to
streamline its design process, reducing production man-hours and project
"We have been a longtime user of SmartMarine 3D for our shipbuilding projects,
and we are highly impressed by its application for the offshore industry,"
said Yeong Soo Bae, executive vice president of research and development at
SHI. "SmartMarine 3D's automation capabilities has delivered a tremendous
saving in man-hours over our traditional design methods for our offshore
projects. We will continue using the solution for the shipbuilding industry,
and we look forward to expanding the use of SmartMarine 3D across all our
existing and new offshore projects."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are
pleased to further extend our partnership with SHI, one of the world's leading
engineering companies. Intergraph has been working closely with SHI to
continue enhancing SmartMarine 3D for the industry, and SHI's expansion of
SmartMarine 3D into its Offshore division will help SHI deliver increased
safety, quality and productivity for both its offshore and marine projects."
SmartMarine 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design
solution, featuring breakthrough engineering technology that is automated,
knowledge- and rule-driven to improve delivery schedules, with increased
detail and manufacturing design productivity of up to 30 percent. SmartMarine
3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally,
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."
Headquartered in Korea, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is leading the global
offshore and marine industry. SHI has achieved unbeatable leadership in the
high-tech, high-value shipbuilding sector by maintaining the world's No. 1
share in the drillship, ultra-large container ship, LNG carrier and FPSO
markets. In the offshore facilities sector, the company has fortified its
reputation through its excellent technology and rich experience, by
successfully delivering the world's largest semisubmerged offshore drilling
platform. SHI has also successfully completed diverse projects, with the aim
of securing global leadership in various sectors, including shipbuilding,
offshore, engineering and construction, wind power, power and control systems.
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 a wholly owned subsidiary of
Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global
provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable
customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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Contact: Eileen Tan, Senior Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific, +61 3
9856 1936, Eileen.Tan@Intergraph.com
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