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THE HEEREMA GROUP, THE NETHERLANDS Key Facts Company: The Heerema Group Website: Country: The Netherlands Products Used: Intergraph Spoolgen ® Key Benefits: • Fast and easy creation of shop isometrics and enormous productivity gains • Quick setup of projects, the addition of material data, and the creation of reports for other systems • Easy extraction of data from IDF files that can then be output to drawings INTERGRAPH SPOOLGEN ® HELPS HEEREMA CONSTRUCT IN RECORD TIME The family-owned Heerema Group was incorporated in 1948. The Heerema Group has developed itself since into an international player in the offshore oil and gas industry and the construction and infrastructure markets. The Heerema Group consists of four autonomous entities that each provide specific input within the joint areas of the Group. The potential synergies and connections provide the Heerema Group with the people and resources to provide solutions for complex technical projects. The Heerema Group employs 2,100 personnel worldwide and has an average turnover of € 0.7 billion. THE CHALLENGE The Heerema Group, a Dutch construction company, is one of the leading construction companies working in the international oil and gas industry today. The company has four divisions – Heerema Marine Contractors, Dockwise, Intec Engineering, and Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), which specializes in offshore fabrication. Heerema has been providing solutions for some of the world's most complex technical projects since it was founded in 1948. HFG builds large, complex facilities for the oil and gas industry, such as offshore platforms, topsides, decks, and jackets. With three yards situated around the North Sea at Hartlepool in the U.K. and Vlissingen and Zwijindrecht in the Netherlands, HFG has the resources to construction facilities up to 10,000 tons in weight at any one time. In any construction project, the accurate flow of fabrication data from the engineer to the fabricator is of vital importance. Inaccuracies can lead to significant project delays and expensive rework costs that can result in millions of dollars being spent over budget. One of the key data sets for any fabrication project is the information relating to the piping systems that need to be constructed. Typically, the engineering contractor supplies this piping data in IDF or PCF files, which come directly from the 3D system CASE STUDY

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