Anglo American Copper Mine Improves Operations with SmartPlant Foundation
Anglo American, one of the largest copper producers in Chile, has selected Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation to support the information management handover process for its Los Bronces Development Project, an open-pit mine estimated to increase the operation’s production capacity to an average of 400,000 tons of fine copper annually.
Anglo American joins hundreds of companies that have implemented SmartPlant Foundation, the world’s No. 1 information management solution for the mining, process, power and marine offshore industries. Anglo American sought to optimize its present project/plant information management systems handover strategy to reduce risks in all areas of its business.
Pixis Ltda., the exclusive distributor of Intergraph solutions in Chile and Peru since 1996, is working closely with Anglo American on the project. For more information, visit www.pixis.cl.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “SmartPlant Foundation provides Anglo American the technology and capabilities of the industry-standard solution for information management, used by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and owner operators globally. The implementation of SmartPlant Foundation at Los Bronces Development Project gives Anglo American fast, easy and intuitive access to engineering documentation, allowing it to execute projects and operate safer while increasing quality and productivity.”
SmartPlant Foundation is the leading, standards-based capital Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) solution for the process, power and marine industries. It has been selected as the information management and integration system of choice by hundreds of EPC organizations and owner operators worldwide in projects both large and small.
SmartPlant Foundation has the broadest solution footprint in the industry with capabilities that span the entire project life cycle, ranging from simple document management to configuration management in highly regarded industries. Its forte is the ability to manage massively interrelated, interdependent and rapidly evolving data that is the backbone of SmartPlant Enterprise, Intergraph’s multi-discipline integrated engineering suite, as well as being the platform for integrated applications such as SmartPlant Construction and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.”