NOW is latest German utility to use Intergraph infrastructure management solutions to improve efficiency
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 21 — Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Nordostwurttemberg (NOW), a long-distance water supplier in Germany, has chosen Intergraph(R) to fully replace its existing geographic information system (GIS) and improve the efficiency of its water distribution operations. NOW is the third long-distance water supplier in the Baden-Wurttemberg area of Germany to choose Intergraph for its infrastructure management needs.
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"The new system from Intergraph is very open and powerful and can run on our existing Oracle database," said Ernst Rommel, CEO of NOW. "We expect this to significantly improve the way we store and leverage data across our utility, leading to faster, more efficient processes and improved service to 100 cities and municipalities and 600,000 inhabitants."
The Intergraph solution will be used to document NOW’s complete long-distance water supply network, along with all of its technical assets. The solution will provide consistent support for the company’s planning, construction and operational processes, as well as for infrastructure service and maintenance.
Intergraph infrastructure management technology is open and can seamlessly import, process and export data from external systems such as computer-aided design (CAD) applications, allowing NOW to take full advantage of its enterprise data. Users will also be able to access all of the asset data via a simple Web browser from any workstation in the company for maximum speed and efficiency.
"The increasing adoption of our solutions by discerning German water utilities and our displacement of a well-known existing solution at NOW prove that water providers trust Intergraph to deliver more powerful geospatial systems to manage their critical infrastructure assets," said Maximilian Weber, Utilities & Communications manager for Intergraph.
Intergraph infrastructure management solutions will be on display at Booth 211 during GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, FL, from April 20-22, 2009.
About Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Nordostwurttemberg (NOW)
NOW is a supplier of high-quality water to 100 cities and municipalities with nearly 600,000 inhabitants in Baden-Wurttemberg, a federal state of Germany. The utility strives around the clock to provide safe, clean water at a fair price as well as to protect the resource for the future. Further information can be found at www.now-wasser.de.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.