Intergraph® enters partnership with Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla to train students with industry-leading design

Intergraph® enters partnership with Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
           to train students with industry-leading design solutions

Mexican institution of higher education will use SmartPlant® Enterprise
software in its Superior Studies of Engineering and Technology Division

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 15, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Intergraph^® has entered into
an educational program agreement with Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de
Puebla (BUAP), the largest state-owned university in the state of Puebla,
Mexico, to train students and instructors from the Superior Studies of
Engineering and Technology Division using Intergraph's best-in-class
SmartPlant^® Enterprise plant design solutions.

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Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla is the first university in Mexico to
sign this type of agreement with Intergraph. The three-year agreement was
officially signed during a conference on campus. Honor witnesses included
representatives from Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) – the state-owned oil and gas
company – and several major engineering, procurement and construction firms,
including ICA Fluor, CH2M Hill, Uhde Engineering, Jacobs Engineering and

Mexico City-based PEMEX expects to build several more plants in the future and
wants Mexican universities to be able to provide more and better-prepared
engineers. BUAP chose Intergraph software to instruct students using
state-of-the-art plant design technology that will allow them to make an
immediate impact with owner operators and EPCs upon graduation.

BUAP faculty initially will be trained with Intergraph's SmartPlant P&ID, the
No. 1 asset-centric, rule-driven P&ID solution in the global market, so it can
be included as part of the master's degree assignment in chemical engineering.
The university also intends to soon start training teachers and engineering
students using these Intergraph solutions: SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant
3D, SmartSketch^®, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation.

Maria Auxilio Osorio, Director of Chemical Engineering faculty at BUAP, said,
"Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla takes pride in the ability to
provide the finest educational tools available and prepare students to be the
best possible engineers as they enter the work force. It's well known that
Intergraph has the most advanced solutions available to owner operators and
EPCs, and training with these products better prepares our graduates for their
careers in engineering."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said,
"Intergraph is honored to partner with Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de
Puebla to help the next generation of engineers be prepared to develop and
design industrial plants using state-of-the-art technology. BUAP's decision to
integrate Intergraph solutions into the engineering curriculum will enable its
graduates to gain expertise for increased productivity and enhanced
competitiveness in the labor force."

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 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 Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest
university in Puebla, Mexico. Founded in April 1587 as Colegio del Espiritu
Santo, it became a public college in 1825 and eventually turned into a public
university in 1937. The flagship campus is located in the city of Puebla,
although more than nine facilities are distributed across the state. For more
information, visit

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;, 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

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