Leading Engineering Company Aibel Selects Intergraph® CAESAR II® to Improve
Standardization and Integration
Pipe stress analysis solution will enable the company to increase efficiency
and reduce schedules and costs by achieving greater accuracy through improved
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aibel AS, a leading
engineering service provider that works within the oil, gas, and renewable
energy sectors, has selected Intergraph^® CAESAR II^® to achieve
standardization ofits pipe stress analysis and facilitate integration with
its design tools.
Aibel is undergoing an engineering service assessment in its onshore and
offshore facilities with the goal of standardizing software solutions to
increase efficiency and reduce time and costs. With CAESAR II, the company
aims to improve data input and display to accurately define its piping systems
analysis models. The CAESAR II input graphics methodology quickly develops and
assesses analysis models. Graphical and tabular output immediately indicates
areas of concern and automated artificial intelligence tools can quickly
address a lack of piping system flexibility.
The company's fabrication yards in Norway and Thailand are world-class
performers and have sufficient capacity to build large new modules, such as
platforms and floating production installations, but also smaller modules for
"Aibel wants to take customer service one step further with a better and more
integrated pipe stress analysis. CAESAR II is now recognized as the primary
solution for stress analysis at Aibel and will be implemented on all projects
in the immediate future," said Nils-Kristian Midttveit, Team Lead Asset
Management at Aibel. The company already uses Intergraph SmartPlant^® P&ID,
SmartPlant Instrumentation and SmartSketch^®.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are
pleased Aibel chose Intergraph's pipe stress analysis solution to achieve
higher efficiency levels to serve its global and Nordic region customers. This
collaboration will continue to strengthen our relations with Aibel and other
leading engineering service companies in the Nordic countries for offshore and
CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to
international codes and standards. Input data may be accessed and modified on
an element by element basis or globally as required, enabling customers to
access and modify element by element or globally if necessary. More
information on CAESAR II can be found at
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."
Aibel AS is one of the largest Norwegian service companies that works within
the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, providing engineering,
construction, upgrading and maintenance solutions. The company has 5, 500
global employees, working on fields and facilities, both onshore and offshore.
Aibel is currently present on 30 of the 70 platforms on the Norwegian
Continental Shelf, and on four of the six onshore facilities in Norway. Its
main clients are Statoil and ConocoPhillips.
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
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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