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Keppel FELS ‘Best of Show


Keppel FELS Limited has been awarded ‘Best of Show’ in the annual Intergraph Golden Valve Awards Competition for the company’s detailed view of a semi-submersible drilling tender created with SmartMarine 3D design software. The Golden Valve Awards competition is sponsored by Intergraph and is open to all SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise engineering design software users. The winners were announced in Washington, D.C. at Intergraph 2009, the engineering and geospatial software leader’s annual international user’s conference. Keppel FELS’ submission won over the more than 80 entries in this year’s competition.


“We are honored to be named Best of Show in the 2009 Golden Valve Awards Competition,” said Aziz Merchant, general manager (Group Design & Engineering) at Keppel Offshore & Marine. “SmartMarine 3D, which we used to design the winning entry, is one of our key 3D solutions and reinforces our position as the provider of choice and partner for solutions in the offshore and marine industry.” Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We continue to see increasing adoption of our Smart 3D design solutions by industry leaders for its ability to increase productivity and accelerate projects, and the many Golden Valve entries this year using this next generation technology are evidence of this trend.”