Vepica Group, a multi-national engineering, procurement and construction company co-headquartered in Houston, Texas, and Caracas, Venezuela, with offices in Canada, Colombia and China, has chosen the Intergraph solutions suite for the Davis Refinery project, a high-conversion crude oil refinery to be constructed in southwestern North Dakota to serve crude oil producers and local liquid fuels and chemicals markets.

Meridian Energy Group, a refinery owner, selected Vepica based on its exceptional performance in engineering and permitting support for the Davis Refinery; the significant experience of Vepica personnel; and ability to simultaneously work the project from three of its main locations to provide efficient and cost competitive solution.

For the Davis Refinery project, Vepica will use Intergraph Smart 3D work-sharing between its offices in Houston, Calgary and Caracas, as well as integration with design tools via SmartPlant Enterprise. Vepica will use SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation for the detail design as well as SmartPlant Reference Data and Intergraph Smart Materials for its entire materials management process during the initial phase.

Derek Blackwood, CEO of Vepica, said, "The Intergraph suite of software has allowed us to efficiently bring together the capabilities and experience of all of our locations to deliver high-quality, on-time project deliverables to our clients at a highly competitive price, helping bring their projects to life."

Mattias Stenberg, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Vepica has been a user of Intergraph technology for more than 15 years, during which time it has successfully executed projects for the oil and gas industry, industrial and renewable energy sectors. We are pleased to support Vepica's expansion using our suite of solutions, which allows them to compete with high execution standards."

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.