September 22, 2008
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Expands Investment in Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise to Industrial, Mining and Metallurgy Divisions
Leading EPC to increase productivity through greater engineering efficiency
David Joffrion, 256-730-2315
Corporate Communications Manager
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC), one of the world's leading engineering and construction companies, has expanded the use of Intergraph(R) SmartPlant(R) Enterprise engineering design and data management software to streamline operations, optimize work processes and increase productivity and profitability.
After a successful SmartPlant Enterprise implementation in its Nuclear division and months of intense evaluation, SNC-Lavalin enhanced its existing 3D CAD technology in its Light Industry and Mining and Metallurgy divisions, enabling true worksharing between regional offices and consortium partners and adding repeatable design flexibility to its projects. Standardizing on the Intergraph platform in the three divisions also will allow SNC-Lavalin to optimize resources, work processes and efficiencies due to the superior technology SmartPlant(R) Enterprise provides.
SNC-Lavalin is currently using SmartPlant software in partnership with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) for the design of its new Generation III+ nuclear reactor ACR-1000, the upgrade of a Valero Refinery in California and other projects.
"Intergraph's breadth of integrated solutions and the availability of highly skilled local support were pivotal in our decision to expand our use of SmartPlant Enterprise products to help us achieve increased profitability through greater engineering efficiency," said Derek Pinder, manager of Engineering at SNC- Lavalin. "This expansion will continue as SNC develops new projects."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We look forward to entering into this new phase with SNC- Lavalin and to delivering new efficiencies and results across the entire company."
About SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. With a head office in Montreal, Canada, the SNC-Lavalin companies have additional locations across Canada and in 35 other countries around the world. Involved in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to mass transit and agriculture, SNC-Lavalin companies are currently working in some 100 countries. For more information visit www.snclavalin.com/ en/8_0/8_5.aspx
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 into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph'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 and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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