How Intergraph is Strengthening Global Competitiveness with Integrated Project Execution

I’ve been involved in the process, power and marine industries for Asia-Pacific over the last decade, and it is an exciting and dynamic region to be in. It’s one of the fastest-growing markets, with an increasing number of energy and resource projects, many of which are mega-projects. Continued growth is a key priority for our customers, and they’re looking to sustain competitiveness in the industry as they take on projects with greater scope and complexity.

Without a doubt, integrated project execution is absolutely critical to strengthen global competitiveness. Compared to the rest of the market, I strongly believe Intergraph® PP&M is equipped, prepared and ready to support this important customer requirement for the industry. We offer automated and integrated workflows to both engineering companies and operators, covering critical business processes: engineering, materials management, construction planning, change management and many others. Our technology spans the entire project life cycle, and it’s this integrated engineering approach that delivers success to our customers’ projects around Asia-Pacific and the world.

Focusing on integrated project execution doesn’t just apply to capital projects; it’s also about driving such innovative thinking for existing facilities as well. To achieve integrated project execution for a brownfield asset, you’ll need to make the right operational decisions, quickly and confidently. How do you support this? You’ll need easy access to current and accurate information, and it’s this “as-exists” information asset that is such a vital representation of the existing plant or offshore facility.

Intergraph has developed SmartPlant® Fusion, a new solution that’s designed to rapidly capture, organize and make large volumes of existing unstructured information available through a simple web portal interface. All types of unstructured information are covered, including documents, drawings, images, 3D models and even high-definition surveying that comprises integrated laser scan pointclouds and high-resolution photography.

SmartPlant® Fusion is a great representation of the synergies we are leveraging from the Hexagon family of companies, as it can be integrated with Leica Geosystems laser scanning technology. Together with the other types of unstructured information available in this highly organized web portal, our customers can intuitively navigate through the engineering information for a brownfield facility, in a quick and precise manner. Get an accurate representation of the way things are really connected, and make unintelligent information smart!

I think you’ll agree that Intergraph is continuously innovating, from enhancing our integrated suite of solutions to meet our customers’ business needs, to bringing in new technologies from collaboration with the broader Hexagon family. (Read about Leica GeosystemsTruView Integrator for SmartPlant® Enterprise in a previous blog post.)

Making unintelligent information smart for integrated project execution – that’s shaping change.

Best Regards,

Franz Kufner
Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M)


Guest Blogger Profile:

Franz Kufner
Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M)

Franz Kufner is responsible for Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division’s business operations in Asia-Pacific. Prior to this role, he was country manager for the Greater China region, and has also held business development positions with Intergraph. Kufner has also managed Intergraph’s information management and material management solutions both globally and within the Asia-Pacific region. He has over 23 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and mining industries, where he has been responsible for the delivery of major capital projects in the capacity of manager of the engineering and projects departments. Kufner holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

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