Strategic Product Offering Delivers Higher Quality and Greater Reliability for the Design and Operation of Electrical Power Systems
Irvine, Calif., June 15, 2009 –- Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI), developers of the ETAP enterprise solution for electrical power systems, and Intergraph, developers of SmartPlant Electrical, have announced a strategic alliance allowing both companies to offer a total power engineering solution for engineering, procurement and construction companies, as well as owner/operators in such industries as oil and gas, petrochemical, shipbuilding and more.
The strategic alliance allows customers to use ETAP and SmartPlant Electrical as an integrated platform for design, analysis and automation of electrical power systems. The data integration and synchronization significantly improves the design, construction, operation and maintenance stages for the entire life cycle of the plant. Together, ETAP and SmartPlant Electrical are well positioned to offer industry-leading solutions that address all phases of electrical power systems.
“Our evolutionary approach to provide open and modular data integration architecture provides a tremendous value to our customers,” said Shervin Shokooh, chief operating officer of OTI. “With the unmatched speed, precision and reliability of the ETAP Enterprise Solution, combined with SmartPlant Enterprise's complete plant life cycle solution, our customers can better manage complex interdependencies across the full engineering design, analysis, operation, maintenance and planning phases of the system.”
Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “By complementing SmartPlant Enterprise's robust electrical, design and data management capabilities, EPCs and owner operators now can gain added flexibility, higher quality and greater reliability in developing their electrical designs. This new joint solution demonstrates our commitment to openness by enabling open integration with other systems, and will enable us to continue to further increase productivity and accelerate project schedules for our customers.”
The heart of the total solution is in the two-way integration, which offers enormous value to common customers by harmonizing the data across the two platforms to eliminate data redundancy while increasing efficiency and accuracy. The enhanced integration architecture allows for automatic synchronization of data and allows customers to combine information sources for a comprehensive view of system design and analysis.
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.
About Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for electrical power systems worldwide. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP is used in all stages of the power process, from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to utilization. ETAP is used at 7 of the 10 largest U.S. petroleum refining companies, 8 of the 10 largest U.S. engineering construction firms, 18 of the 20 Top Design Firms, 57 of the 64 U.S. nuclear generation plants and all of the 10 largest U.S. utilities companies. For more information, visit etap.com.
James Gomez, Marketing Communications