Salalah Methanol Company Accelerates Plant Design Integration with Hexagon

Oman company enhances design efficiency with Intergraph Smart® 3D
By: Yardstick Marketing
Plant design integration with Hexagon
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DIFC, UAE - June 18, 2019 - PRLog -- Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), an Oman-based methanol producer, has purchased Hexagon solutions to improve the integration between the in-house plant design solutions and overall 3D design efficiency. Salalah Methanol Company purchased solutions, including Intergraph Smart® 3D, Intergraph Smart Instrumentation, SmartPlant® P&ID and SmartSketch®, to enable a data-centric approach to maximize project communication between disciplines.

Hexagon solutions allow Salalah Methanol Company to access different types of data and drawings in a centralized manner, and to easily update the existing data when changes occur in the plant or the equipment. The company will use Hexagon tools in all its plant modification projects in the future, ensuring that the current documentation continues to represent the as-built situation of the facility.

M. Manoj Cirasanambati, Head of Planning and Projects at Salalah Methanol Company, said, "At SMC, we continuously challenge the limits while aiming for excellence, and for this we need the best tools in the market. We are confident that together with Hexagon PPM we can exceed expectations and improve our design and engineering quality beyond what was previously thought possible."

Philippe Marceau, Hexagon's PPM division executive vice president for EMIA, said, "Hexagon's data-centric approach to plant design enables our clients, such as Salalah, to significantly improve design efficiency by providing centralized visibility and control."

Intergraph Smart 3D – a next generation, data-centric, and rule-driven solution – is specifically designed to deliver mission-critical requirements. Breaking through barriers imposed by traditional technologies to enable a truly iterative design environment, Smart 3D provides a competitive edge to EPCs and owner operators alike. For more information, visit

Hexagon PPM Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users of Hexagon technology. To learn more about Hexagon PPM solutions and network with other users, visit

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About Salalah Methanol Company
Salalah Methanol Company LLC (SMC) is a state-of-the art methanol production facility in Salalah Free Zone. Founded in February 2006, the project is wholly owned by Oman Oil Company (OOC). The facility includes captive power generation, water desalination units and a waste water treatment plant to make SMC self-sufficient and environmentally friendly. The facility is based on Johnson Matthey LP methanol production technology licensed by Jacobs consultancy, and has a name plate capacity of 3000 metric tons per day and one million tons per annum of methanol. The feedstock to produce methanol is natural gas supplied by the Ministry of Oil and Gas through Oman Gas Company.

About Hexagon
Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), states where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built in to all processes.

Hexagon's industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software, and data orchestration to create smart digital realities that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.

Hexagon's PPM division ( empowers its clients to transform unstructured information into a smart digital asset to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire lifecycle.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB (
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