Engineering and project-delivery company Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has selected Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solutions to configure integrated engineering and project delivery capability for its customers in the mining and metals industries.

SKM selected the integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Materials, Smart-Plant Electrical and SmartPlant P&ID.

Intergraph said it is working closely with SKM to build additional functionality into the solution suite specifically for mining and metals and project delivery in general. This is intended to provide an integrated project delivery capability for the sector, which will enable SKM’s clients to achieve enhanced quality of design, improved procurement processes, increased efficiency of the construction schedule and operational readiness.

“We have been working closely with Intergraph over the past four years to develop SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling, which automates the design of conveyor systems and transfer chutes to enable bulk materials industries to rapidly and easily create or expand facilities,” said Denis Hamel, global engineering manager at SKM. “We decided to expand our use of Intergraph solutions because we can leverage the advanced, next-generation technology of the integrated SmartPlant Enterprise suite for mining and metals projects, and optimize project delivery.”

SmartPlant Enterprise offers a portfolio of design and data management solutions, enabling companies to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level. According to Intergraph, SmartPlant Enterprise’s integrated solutions allows proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30%.

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