Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA, Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos and Samsung
Heavy Industries Presented Intergraph® Awards at HxGN LIVE
Annual Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions honor the most innovative
usesof Intergraph's industry-leading solutions
LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Entries from two Brazilian companies
and one from Korea received the top prizes in the annual Golden Valve and
Platinum Pipe Awards customer competitions sponsored by Intergraph^®. The
awards were presented this week in conjunction with HxGN LIVE, the annual user
conference for Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine division and the Hexagon
family of brands' other businesses.
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The Golden Valve Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative
and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph Process, Power &
Marine. The competition is open to all SmartPlant^® Enterprise and
SmartMarine^® Enterprise engineering design software users and the subject
matter must relate to the process, power, offshore or shipbuilding industries.
Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA of Rio de Janeiro was presented "Best of Show"
in the 13^th annual Golden Valve Awards competition for the company's
intricately detailed view of marine structure created using SmartMarine 3D and
SmartPlant Review to showcase a new form of angles and images to view the
engineering project. Ecovix's winning entry was submitted by Renato Lopes from
its 3D Automation Group in the Visually Complex category. Ecovix Construcoes
Oceanicas SA was created in 2010 as a subsidiary of Engevix Engenharia S/A to
run for Brazilian energy company Petrobras two contracts to build eight hulls
of floating, production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs).
Other 2013 Golden Valve winners include:
o1^st Place – Cuiling Zhao, Electrical and I&C Engineering
Judges' Choice: Engineering and Construction
oKathy Tam/Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canada)
Judges' Choice: Power
o3D R&D Centre, SNERDI (China)
oMartin T. Ammann, Jr./CB&I (United States)
o1^st Place – Engineering Group/PGESCo Engineering (Egypt)
o2^nd Place – Western Australia Iron Ore Projects/Fluor & SKM Joint Venture
o3^rd Place – Huang Chen and Wang Shijie/East China Engineering Science and
Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
o1^st Place – ECM's Engineering Team/ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais (Brazil)
o2^nd Place – Engineering Team/Keppel FELS Baltech Ltd. (Bulgaria)
o3^rd Place – William M. Fronheiser/Selas Fluid Processing Corporation,
subsidiary of Linde Group (United States)
Category: Visually Complex
o1^st Place – Arina Khan, Design Group, MPKF-VVER-TOI Design Centre/JSC
o2^nd Place – Dhanpal Kunhiveetiil and Chris Sortland, AMEC Calgary/AMEC
Americas Ltd. (Canada)
o3^rd Place – Jaguar Project Team/Burns and Roe Enterprises (United States)
oHonorable mention – Abhishek Nambiar/L&T Engineering Faridabad (India)
oHonorable mention – Oscar Jaures, Haulage III Project/Sinclair Knight Merz
The Platinum Pipe Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative
automation ideas and implementations for SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D
(collectively known as Smart 3D), or SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical
and SmartPlant Instrumentation (known as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics).
Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd. and Brazil's Odebrecht Engenharia de
Projetos earned first-place awards in the fourth annual Platinum Pipe Awards
competition in the 3D and Engineering & Schematics categories, respectively.
Samsung Heavy Industries, a SmartMarine 3D user since 2004, claimed first
place for the fourth consecutive year in the 3D Design category. Its winning
entry was submitted by SoonJe Cho.
Second place in 3D Design was submitted by Tetsuya Miwa of Japan's Toyo
Engineering Corp., while submissions by Caspar Arevad of Ramboll Oil & Gas
(Denmark) and Juan Garcia Rendon of Empresarios Agrupados (Spain) tied for
Sao Paulo-based Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos claimed first place in the
Engineering & Schematics category for an entry submitted by Andre Eduardo
Second place in Engineering & Schematics was submitted by Predrag Vasic of
Fluor Canada Ltd., while third place was awarded to the IT Department of
Shengli Engineering & Consulting Co., Ltd. (China).
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said,
"Intergraph's next-generation solutions are used by customers worldwide and
that is again shown by the wide array of entries in this year's Golden Valve
and Platinum Pipe Awards. These awards reflect how our global customers in the
process, power, offshore and shipbuilding markets are using Intergraph's
rules-based technology to increase their safety, quality and productivity."
To view this year's Golden Valve winning entries, please visit
To view this year's Platinum Pipe winning entries, please visit
This year's Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe competitions attracted a record
total number of entries.
All place winners are eligible to receive a monetary award for their efforts
(or have the money donated to charity) and also will have their work displayed
on Intergraph's website and in the division's Insight magazine. Golden Valve
winners will be featured on the 2014 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
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."
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governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific
software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure
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customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create
intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people
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data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I
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provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable
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