Intergraph awarded $1 million contract by Flemish water company
Intergraph Utilities today announced that a Flemish water company has awarded a $1 million contract to Intergraph Utilities consulting services for the implementation of an integrated geofacilities management system (GMS).
BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 17, 2001 — Intergraph Utilities today announced that Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening (VMW) has awarded a $1 million (U.S.) contract to Intergraph Utilities consulting services for the implementation of an integrated geofacilities management system (GMS) based on Intergraph's next-generation AM/FM/GIS technology, G/Water.
VMW owns and operates approximately 28,800 km of pipeline, supplying more than 136 million cubic meters of water annually to 2.5 million customers in 174 municipalities. The company will deploy G/Water to more than 100 users throughout its four regional departments, operations centers, and the main office in Brussels to automate and streamline engineering and operations activities. The current effort is a new project and complements an earlier computer-aided engineering (CAE) initiative successfully rolled out during the last 18 months.
G/Water is a GMS based on industry best practices for water and wastewater. Its unprecedented openness permits seamless integration with other corporate applications, streamlining the day-to-day tasks of model design and maintenance, and enabling ad hoc and routine analysis of the model as well as enterprise Web data access. Data will be captured from four different regions and centrally managed from the Brussels head office.
Gert Danckaers, head of Water Supply & Distribution and project manager of CAD and GIS applications at VMW, said, "The choice of G/Water as our foundation for the corporate GIS was a natural step for VMW and will extend our CAE and GIS initiatives launched in 2000. G/Water's openness will minimize risk by making it possible for VMW to follow future product roadmaps without going through different transitions and by facilitating integration with external applications, such as customer care and telemetric systems. Our final target is to achieve a company-wide tool that will help us, not only in analysis and engineering activities, but also in the maintenance of our production and supply system."
Claude Fromont, regional manager for Intergraph Belgium, stated, "Besides confirming the successful partnership between our two companies, this new award is the recognition of Intergraph's ability to provide high-quality project and consulting services, which will ensure the successful implementation of this enterprisewide, mission-critical system."
Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening Background Information
Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening (VMW) covers approximately 50 percent of Flanders in the northern region of Belgium. Additional information can be obtained on http://www.vmw.be
Intergraph Utilities Background Information
Intergraph Utilities provides the world's Windows NT-based Geospatial Resource Management solutions for utilities. Intergraph Utilities solutions integrate a full range of asset information management and decision support tools into a truly blended, enterprise IT environment. The company's products for Geospatial Resource Management include G/Solutions for electric, gas, water, and pipeline companies, FRAMME, and FRAMME Web View and Field View. Dedicated to streamlining the entire workflow, Intergraph also offers the InService suite of products, addressing outage management, workforce management, crew dispatch, and mobile data needs.
Intergraph Corporation is a worldwide provider of end-to-end technical solutions and systems integration. Intergraph's vertically focused business units develop, market, and support software and services for local and national governments, and for global industries, including process and power, utilities, communications, mapping/GIS, photogrammetry, and public safety. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with offices worldwide, Intergraph common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol: INGR. Intergraph is located on the Web at www.intergraph.com.