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8 November 2013

Ramboll Standardises on Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise for Oil and Gas Projects

Ramboll, a global provider of engineering, design and operational support services in the oil and gas, energy, environment and transportation industries, has standardised on Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise for all of its onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Ramboll chose SmartMarine Enterprise to bring more integration to the company’s intelligent engineering design applications, providing a common and agile project delivery environment to improve the management of data exchange through all project phases. The standardisation entails integration of several Intergraph tools, including Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant® Reference Data, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Electrical.

Ramboll is striving to achieve higher data integration levels within its engineering activities in line with its SPODE (single point of data entry) strategy. Its aim is for more intelligent work processes, to reduce errors and administration tasks, higher data reuse, reduced costs, shorter time schedules and improved efficiency for its customers. Working with SmartMarine Enterprise allows the engineering service provider to enjoy greater connectivity, better communication and improved coordination, which ultimately translates into more effective work processes.

Ramboll Oil & Gas CAD Systems Manager Nigel John Michaels said: "The integrated engineering environment that SmartMarine Enterprise offers enables us to work more intelligently. Intergraph’s solutions merge nicely with our growth plans and strategies for the future and will help us get a head start in the market. The next phase of our implementation plan focuses on deploying the tools worldwide and fine tuning them in our global workflows."

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president Gerhard Sallinger said: "Intergraph’s long-standing collaboration with Ramboll has allowed them to standardise on a common environment. The result is improved efficiency and lower costs in project schedules without compromising quality. Intergraph understands the challenges engineering service providers face nowadays and we remain committed to support their activities and respond to their needs."

Smart 3D is the world’s most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, featuring breakthrough engineering technology that is data-centric, 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.

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