ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais of Brazil Wins 'Best of Show' in 14th Annual Golden Valve Awards Sponsored by Intergraph®

SNERDI and CNPCCEI of China and Brazil's Promon Engeharia receive first-place awards in Platinum Pipe competition

LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais (ECM), a Brazil-based consolidated engineering company with extensive experience in multidisciplinary industrial projects with an emphasis on the mineral sector, was presented the "Best of Show" award in the 14th annual Golden Valve Awards customer competition sponsored by Intergraph®.  ECM was honored in Las Vegas this week during HxGN LIVE, the annual user conference for Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine division and other Hexagon divisions.

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The Golden Valve Awards annually recognizes the most innovative and well-executed uses of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine solutions. The competition is open to all users of Intergraph's market-leading engineering design software and the subject matter must relate to the process, power, offshore, shipbuilding or mining industries.

Intergraph solutions provided integration between disciplines on an ECM project for Vale, a Brazilian multinational diversified metals and mining corporation. Intergraph Smart™ 3D and SmartPlant® Review helped ECM's Engineering Team create an image detailing a ball mill unit on a brownfield project in Brazil. The "Best of Show" winning image depicts a building in a drop of water coming from the piping model.

ECM Mechanical Supervisor Carolina Braganca said, "Smart 3D and SmartPlant Review are fundamental part of our mining projects. Our teams work in integrated environments, consistently designing for optimal fabrication and construction. As our final customer uses SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Construction, we are able to integrate seamlessly and provide an outstanding handover delivery."

The 2014 Golden Valve Award recipients are:

Best of Show

  • ECM Engineering Team,ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais (ECM)

Judges' Choice: Shipbuilding

  • DongKwon Lee, Samsung Heavy Industries (South Korea)

Judges' Choice: Engineering & Construction

  • Technology Center, CBMI Construction (China)

Judges' Choice: Offshore

  • Engineering Team, Keppel FELS Baltech (Bulgaria

Category: Animation

  • 1st Place – 3D Automation Group, Ecovix (Brazil)

Category: Discipline-specific

  • 1st Place – Engineering Innovation Team, Doosan Heavy Industries (South Korea)
  • 2nd Place – Zhang Di, Sinopec Petroleum Engineering Corporation (China)
  • 3rd Place – Erivaldo Borges, Arley Costa, Francisco Fonda, SNC-Lavalin (Brazil)

Category: Photorealism

  • 1st Place – Erivaldo Borges, Arley Costa, and Francisco Fonda, SNC-Lavalin (Brazil)
  • 2nd Place – Sanjaykumar N. Sarvaiya, L&T Chiyoda (India)
  • 3rd Place – 3D Automation Group, Ecovix (Brazil)

Category: Visually Complex

  • 1st Place – Javier Carrasquel, Technip Velam (Venezuela)
  • 2nd Place – Piping & Plant Engineering Team, Larsen & Toubro Engineering Mumbai (India)
  • 3rd Place – Mariana Popa, Candu Energy (Canada)

Receiving honorable mentions were the ECM Engineering Team, ECM Projetos Industriais (Brazil); Sherif Mokhtar ElGanady, PGESCo (Egypt); and Jai Baghel, Technip (India).

Submissions by the 3D R&D Center of SNERDI of China, Anisio Pamplona of Brazil's Promon Engenharia, and Li Ke, SongJi Wei, Xue Feng, Fu Renchas and Wang TingTing of China's CNPCCEI took home first-place awards in the fifth annual Platinum Pipe Awards competition in the Engineering & Schematics, Smart 3D and SmartPlant Review categories, respectively.

This year marks the first time the SmartPlant Review Platinum Pipe award has been presented.

The Platinum Pipe Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative automation ideas and implementations for Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation (known as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics).

Second place in the Engineering & Schematics category went to the ECM Engineering team of ECM SA Projetos Industriais (Brazil), while third place was Paulo Santos of QGI Brasil S.A. (Brazil).

Second place in the Smart 3D category was Chin-Young Lee of Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea), a Smart 3D user since 2004, and the entry from Darren Litherland of Agility Group (Norway) placed third.

Second place in the SmartPlant Review category went to Tetsuya Miwa of Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan). Third place in SmartPlant Review was the 3D Automation Group of Ecovix (Brazil).

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe awards let Intergraph shine the spotlight each year on the many innovative ways customers around the world are using our industry leading engineering design software."

All place winners are eligible to receive a monetary award for their efforts (or have the money donated to charity) and will have their work displayed on Intergraph's website and in the division's Insight magazine. Golden Valve winners will be featured on the 2015 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine wall calendar.

To view this year's Platinum Pipe winning entries, please visit

To view this year's Golden Valve winning entries, please visit

Also during HxGN LIVE, Hyundai Engineering Co. (HEC) of Korea was presented the 2014 Intergraph SmartPlant Materials Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to recognize a customer using the SmartPlant Materials solution to increase productivity, track materials schedule and save materials surplus in project delivery.

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

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design tools for plant design according to its global market research study, "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2017."

About Intergraph
Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company's software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

© 2014 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. 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.

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