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IESA Selects Intergraph® Solutions to Build Up to Eight Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessels

Sisgraph to provide major Brazilian engineering and construction company with training and support for project

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazilian engineering company IESA has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® and SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions, provided by Sisgraph, as part of a project with Petrobras, one of the world's largest energy companies. IESA will supply Petrobras with 24 compression modules for six identical floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, with an option for delivery of eight modules to the other two FPSOs.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Sisgraph has been a provider of Intergraph® solutions in South America for more than 30 years.  

The scope of the project consists of the design and fabrication of eight CO2 compression modules, eight gas compression exportation modules and eight injection modules. These vessels will be used as reference models for the other units that will be constructed for the pre-salt projects in Santos Basin, Brazil.  

IESA will be using Intergraph enterprise engineering software for the construction of the new facility, including SmartMarine 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant Spoolgen®. Sisgraph also will provide training and on-site support for the project.

Alexandre Curvello, automation coordinator at IESA, said, "By using the Intergraph technology solutions provided by Sisgraph, we expect to reduce project time and also to have a better technical consistency of the project, even by having on-site technical support."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "IESA's choice of Intergraph software solutions on a project of this magnitude underscores the value these next-generation solutions offer our customers and their clients. The choice also reinforces Intergraph's leadership in two important sectors: the local Brazilian market and the global oil and gas industry."

Intergraph's SmartMarine Enterprise suite is the world's most advanced, integrated offshore and shipbuilding solution, driving improvements in design efficiency, production schedule, handover, and overall life-cycle cost control for enhanced global competitiveness. Intergraph is a world leader in marine structure design and data management, with SmartMarine Enterprise endorsed and used by the world's leading offshore and marine companies, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard, and the top classification society in the world.

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's integrated suite of 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 solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."

About IESA
Founded in March 2005, from the assets and technical heritage of the Oil and Gas Division of the Holding IESA Projetos, Equipamentos e Montagens S.A., IESA Oil & Gas is currently one of the most important Brazilian engineering, construction and assembling industries, with a strong and solid performance in the market. For more information about IESA, visit www.iesa.com.br/site/.

About Sisgraph
Sisgraph markets solutions for Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) in Brazil and Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) in South America. Acquired by Hexagon AB – Intergraph's parent company – in 2011, Sisgraph has been providing Intergraph solutions to Brazil for more than 30 years and has a technical team of more than 150 engineers and specialists with deep knowledge of Intergraph products, their applications and the markets to which they are destined. Sisgraph is the market leader in the areas of geographic information systems, engineering and processes, utilities and telecom, and public safety. For more information about Sisgraph, visit www.sisgraph.com.br.

About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

© 2013 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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