Ramboll has standardised on Intergraph SmartMarine® Enterprise for all of its onshore and offshore oil and gas projects.
The company chose SmartMarine Enterprise to bring more integration to their engineering design applications, providing a common project delivery environment to improve data management exchange through all project phases. The standardisation includes integration of several Intergraph tools, including Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant® Reference Data, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Electrical.
Ramboll is attempting to achieve higher data integration levels within its engineering activities in line with the company’s Single Point of Data Entry (SPODE) strategy. Aims of the strategy include:
- More intelligent work processes;
- Reduction of errors and administration tasks;
- Increase in data reuse;
- Reduction of costs
- Shortened time schedules;
- Improved efficiency for customers.
Working with SmartMarine Enterprise will allow Ramboll to enjoy greater connectivity, enhanced communication and improved coordination, which will ultimately result in more effective work processes.
“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 getting ahead start in the market,” commented Nigel John Michaels, CAD Systems Manager at Ramboll Oil & Gas. “The next phase of our implementation plan focuses on deploying the tools worldwide and fine tune them in our global workflows.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, added: “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”.
Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward
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