US engineering, procurement and construction company KBR has selected Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s Smart 3D solution to enhance implementation and execution of key offshore projects.

This technology will be used to design and develop offshore platforms and large LNG liquefaction plants.

KBR selected Smart 3D and Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise to improve data quality and design consistency for customers. 

Intergraph’s solution offers an integrated, collaborative design with a fabrication knowledge management environment solely prepared for offshore design and fabrication.

"We aim to optimise design efficiency and ensure that KBR is meeting the needs of our clients in the highly competitive offshore market."

KBR intends to expand usage of Smart 3D to other offshore and onshore projects.

KBR vice-president of engineering ML Morrow said: “We aim to optimise design efficiency and ensure that KBR is meeting the needs of our clients in the highly competitive offshore market. 

“This is the reason why we opted for Intergraph’s enterprise suite covering the full project lifecycle from engineering, procurement and project planning to fabrication, construction and project completion.”

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president Gerhard Sallinger said: “We are pleased to further extend our partnership with KBR and honoured it chose the world’s most advanced 3D design solution for the design and construction of its large and complex projects around the world, both offshore and onshore.”

Smart 3D is an advanced and productive 3D design solution intended to optimise design, boost safety, quality and productivity, while reducing project schedules. 

With its usage, companies in the offshore industry have reported a 30% improvement at an average in overall engineering design productivity.