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NICKEL: Vale chooses Intergraph for Long Harbour plant

NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale Canada, one of Canada’s largest mining companies, has purchased Intergraph® SmartPlant® Materials as its supply chain management software at the Long Harbour nickel processing plant located in the town of...



NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale Canada, one of Canada’s largest mining companies, has purchased Intergraph® SmartPlant® Materials as its supply chain management software at the Long Harbour nickel processing plant located in the town of Long Harbour. After an extensive review of the software capabilities and the business needs of the project, and in a commitment to maintain procurement transparency, Vale replaced its existing solution with SmartPlant Materials, a solution the company has successfully implemented in its Brazilian operations.

SmartPlant Materials will be used mainly for tracking previously procured materials as well as changes in material requirements as the project continues.

Vale Canada owns licenses for other Intergraph products, including SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, and PDS®, which also are scheduled to be utilized and integrated on the Long Harbour plant. This project marks Vale’s first implementation of SmartPlant Materials for a Canadian capital spending project.

SmartPlant Materials is the only solution available on the market that fully supports the unique materials management processes needed in the process, power, and marine industries. The software offers a total materials management and subcontract management solution for plants and projects. Its proven technology and has been adopted by industry leading engineering firms around the world. These users of SmartPlant Materials report improved procurement efficiency with lower risks and costs through accurate and effective materials management.

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