Agility Group, a market leader in engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has renewed its Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) for three years to use Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise as a key design and information management solution. The company seeks to position itself as the go-to provider of engineering solutions in the increasingly competitive international marketplace by expanding the use of Intergraph Smart solutions in all its projects worldwide.
Agility Group found in Intergraph Smart solutions the cutting-edge technology capable of ensuring efficient and integrated data management, improved design capability and standardized change management across various locations. The company sought more reliable and optimized project and life-cycle material management and centralized information point access.
The Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio utilized by Agility Group includes Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data. This portfolio ensures Agility Group’s position as the preferred engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) solutions provider for medium-sized projects in the Nordic region.
Agility Group has achieved lower overall project costs by offering a single source collaboration platform and next generation design tools for all partners in the supply chain. "Agility Group has used Smart 3D, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Materials in a number of relevant projects in the offshore oil and gas market, experiencing improved productivity and lowered operating costs, thanks to improved project management," said Terje Ørbeck, SmartPlant Team Group lead at Agility Group. "Intergraph Smart 3D is currently used in topside modifications on the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen platform in cooperation with Statoil, Samsung Heavy Industries, BP and Chevron.
Intergraph solutions are also facilitating the building of a deep water drilling vessel with STX Offshore and Shipbuilding in Korea."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The continuing relationship between Intergraph and Agility Group have provided both companies the opportunity to work on tool advancements and share technology developments that are key to improving sector efficiency and facilitate its challenges in the global market place."
Intergraph’s 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 solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design tools for plant design according to its global market research study, "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2017."