SK E&C Selects ASD’s OptiPlant for early stage project engineering and design

SAN FRANCISCO and SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ASD Global, a leader in knowledge-based engineering software solutions for Front-End Loading (FEL), Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), early stage Detail Design, and Construction planning of projects for the Process, Power, and Marine industries; and ASD’s local Agent, KorACE, a leader in Korea in providing engineering services, training and support services, are proud to announce that SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C) is now a customer.

SK E&C is a leading engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services company, and part of South Korea’s SK Group.  SK E&C has implemented ASD’s OptiPlant and Pipe Stress Optimizer (PSO) products as part of their solution for their early stage layout, detailed design, engineering, and construction planning process for large capital projects.

ASD’s OptiPlant is a 3D knowledge-based engineering application for developing and optimizing plant layouts, using automated modeling and auto-routing of pipe and electrical components.  OptiPlant optimizes the plant layout through an iterative process that is fast, interactive, and involves multiple disciplines; including equipment, piping, process, electrical and civil/structural.  OptiPlant also provides features to plan and generate Engineering and Construction Work Packages, schedules and sequences to support Automated Work Packaging (AWP) best practices supporting early stage construction planning for a project.   Other deliverables include drawings, reports, and MTOs.   All the data can be carried forward to the next stage of the project and is not thrown away.

Pipe Support Optimizer (PSO) is a fully integrated tool to automatically locate and select logical supports and validate the results through a detailed stress analysis.  With PSO, users can eliminate the manual trial and error steps to determine optimal support locations and eliminate the current design cycles between piping and stress.  PSO automatically identifies feasible pipe support locations according to practical distances from supportable structures, and only feasible support locations are considered for pipe support location optimization.

SK E&C will be exporting the output from OptiPlant and PSO to their existing Intergraph® Smart 3D system for the detailed design, construction and O&M planning of a facility.

Jin Woo Joo, deputy manager and senior expert for Plant IM&T at SK E&C, said, “We look forward to using our ASD products to enable SK E&C to select the optimal plant layout and design for our customers in the shortest time, based on maximum safety and minimum cost.   The smooth integration of the ASD tools to our existing Intergraph environment is also a critical part of our design workflow.”

ASD Global vice president of Strategy and Global Business Development, Rob Glasier, says, “We are pleased that SK Engineering & Construction has selected ASD, and are looking forward to working with them to increase optimization and productivity for all front-end projects for their customers.”

Mr. Se Eun (SE) Kim, president and owner of KorACE said, “I am very excited to have SK E&C make this decision.  They are a very prestigious company in Korea, and I look forward to working with them to help them significantly improve their productivity and profitability in executing their large capital projects.”

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