Vepica USA Selects Intergraph® Software Solutions for Project with Meridian Energy Group

Refinery will utilize Intergraph Smart® 3D and SmartPlant® Enterprise for design projects

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 13, 2017

Vepica Group, a multi-national engineering, procurement and construction company co-headquartered in Houston, Texas, and Caracas, Venezuela, with offices in Canada, Colombia and China, has chosen the Intergraph® solutions suite for the Davis Refinery project, a high-conversion crude oil refinery to be constructed in southwestern North Dakota to serve crude oil producers and local liquid fuels and chemicals markets.

Meridian Energy Group, a refinery owner, selected Vepica based on its exceptional performance in engineering and permitting support for the Davis Refinery; the significant experience of Vepica personnel; and ability to simultaneously work the project from three of its main locations to provide efficient and cost competitive solution.

For the Davis Refinery project, Vepica will use Intergraph Smart® 3D work-sharing between its offices in Houston, Calgary and Caracas, as well as integration with design tools via SmartPlant® Enterprise. Vepica will use SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation for the detail design as well as SmartPlant Reference Data and Intergraph Smart Materials for its entire materials management process during the initial phase.

Derek Blackwood, CEO of Vepica, said, “The Intergraph suite of software has allowed us to efficiently bring together the capabilities and experience of all of our locations to deliver high-quality, on-time project deliverables to our clients at a highly competitive price, helping bring their projects to life.”

Mattias Stenberg, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Vepica has been a user of Intergraph technology for more than 15 years, during which time it has successfully executed projects for the oil and gas industry, industrial and renewable energy sectors. We are pleased to support Vepica’s expansion using our suite of solutions, which allows them to compete with high execution standards.”

Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today’s and tomorrow’s market. For more information about SmartPlant Enterprise, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/enterprise-solutions/smartplant-enterprise-oo.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph solutions and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.


About Vepica
Founded in 1972, Vepica is a multinational engineering and projects company with 45 years of experience in engineering, procurement, construction and management of projects (EPC/EPCM). For the past five consecutive years, Vepica was ranked amongst the first 225 international design companies by the Engineering News Record (ENR). For more information, visit www.vepica.com.  

About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Soon to be rebranded simply as Hexagon PPM, the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division of Hexagon is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

© 2017 Hexagon AB and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. All rights reserved. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.