ORLANDO, Florida – Three marine engineering companies based in Asia and one engineering company from Brazil have earned the top prizes in the annual Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe Awards customer competitions sponsored by Intergraph. The awards were announced at Intergraph @ Hexagon 2011, the annual user conference for the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division and other Hexagon AB businesses.
COSCO Shipyard Group and Keppel FELS Ltd. tied for Best of Show in the Golden Valve Awards Competition. Both images were of semisubmersible drilling ships designed using Intergraph SmartMarine 3D and rendered with Intergraph SmartPlant Review. The Best of Show entries were submitted by Gu Xiaogang of COSCO Shipyard Group and the Keppel FELS Ltd. team.
Samsung Heavy Industries, based in Korea, and Promon Engenharia of Brazil received first prize in the Platinum Pipe Awards Competition for most innovative automation ideas for SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise solutions in the 3D and Engineering and Schematics categories, respectively. SHI’s winning 3D entry is based on a SmartMarine 3D rule that automatically arranges cable trays and places coaming arrangements. Promon captured the Engineering and Schematics automation prize by developing a utility to improve SmartPlant P&ID users’ productivity through property grid management.