FLSmidth, a market-leading supplier of engineering, equipment and services to the global minerals and cement industries, has extended its service level agreement (SLA) for five years to increase the use of Intergraph® SmartPlant® and Intergraph Smart™ solutions.
The key reason for FLSmidth increasing its use of Intergraph solutions is to have a single source plant design solution encompassing the full design cycle with shared master data from conceptual design to construction.
With local presence in more than 50 countries, FLSmidth focuses on coal, iron ore, fertilizers, copper, gold and cement industries, helping its customers to increase capacity, reduce operating costs and improve productivity while minimizing the environmental impact.
The Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio used by FLSmidth includes Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Interop Publisher and SmartPlant Reference Data.
Commenting on the decision to extend the use of Intergraph tools, FLSmidth’s SmartPlant engineering systems manager Karl Normington said: "We are pleased to enter into a new five-year agreement with Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. Intergraph’s suite of SmartPlant tools further increases our capability to produce quality plant design solutions. SmartPlant provides a platform to incorporate complex equipment into a 3D plant modeling environment, spanning all phases of projects from feasibility through construction and commissioning. Both our cement and minerals divisions will benefit from having one tool with master data shared seamlessly on a global platform."
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president Gerhard Sallinger said: "We are proud to see that our focus on better engineering information management solutions and improving the interoperability between the SmartPlant Enterprise Suite provides our customers with clear benefits. It is remarkable to work with companies who are leaders in their industries, such as FLSmidth."
Intergraph 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%.