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Saipem S.P.A., Italy

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SAIPEM S.P.A., ITALY Key Facts Company: Saipem S.p.A. Website: Country: Italy Industry: Oil and Gas Products Used: PDS ® Intergraph Spoolgen ® Key Benefits: • Amount of manual data entry and rework dramatically reduced • Time to produce data for material management and welding management activities reduced by 80 percent • Merged graphical and numerical data give fabrication teams a clear picture of what they are going to build • Quick and easy implementation SAIPEM USES INTERGRAPH SPOOLGEN ® TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE IN FABRICATION AND CONSTRUCTION EPC Chooses Hexagon PPM to Automate Piping Material Management The Saipem Group is a global contractor with three global business units: onshore, offshore, and drilling. It is a leader in providing EPIC/EPC services to the oil industry, for both onshore and offshore operations, with a focus on the most technologically challenging projects. Its drilling services operate in many of the oil and gas industry's hotspots, frequently in synergy with Saipem onshore and offshore activities. In 2008, the company generated US$14 billion in revenue and $1.25 billion net profit. IDENTIFYING GOALS The Saipem Group is one of the largest international turnkey contractors in the oil and gas industry. Throughout the past 14 years, Saipem engineering centers have used PDS ® to generate isometrics and a variety of proprietary packages in the home office and on the construction site. PDS is a comprehensive, intelligent computer- aided design/engineering (CAD/CAE) application for plant design, construction, and operations. "Approximately two years ago, we identified the need for software that could automate the complete piping material management process for our construction team," said Ugo Salvi, vice president of information and communication technology at Saipem. "The system would have to cover engineering, fabrication yards, and piping assembly." OVERCOMING CHALLENGES • Take advantage of PDS data to generate shop drawings • Drive the activities of planning, material tracking, and construction management with detail work • Provide weld data to two groups: in-house software for production analysis and quality department for non-destructive testing (NDT) evaluation • Conduct a daily cross-check between what was made available from engineering through the approved for construction (AFC) document issuing and the working progress at the site, with a special focus on isometric revisions CASE STUDY

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