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LG Engineering & Construction Corp. Implementing Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore SmartPlant Foundation.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004

Solution Increases Engineering Efficiency, Cuts Data

Re-entry and Need for Manual Consistency Checking

LG Engineering & Construction Corp., a leading South Korean global engineering firm, is implementing the SmartPlant(R) Foundation engineering information and workflow management software, the Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ:INGR) announced today. To increase efficiency and engineering quality, LG E&C is integrating its front-end engineering and design tools by implementing SmartPlant Foundation and The Engineering Framework (TEF), the Intergraph enterprise integration technology. This first phase of the IT project also includes integration of the INtools(R) instrumentation engineering software and the SmartPlant P&ID piping and instrumentation diagram authoring package. A second phase involves migrating the processes and knowledge in LG E&C's own MAGICS project execution system to SmartPlant Foundation.

Technical Manager, Engineering Technology Center, Sung Soo Kim, LG E&C, said, "SmartPlant Foundation helps LG E&C meet client requirements while using proven, commercial software which allows project collaboration with customers. Our engineering work processes will be streamlined through the integration and we expect significant reduction of manual consistency checking and data re-entry for global projects. Ultimately, SmartPlant Foundation will preserve the valuable data already in MAGICS and will become our engineering backbone environment."

SmartPlant Foundation and TEF Create the Plant Lifecycle Information Asset

SmartPlant Foundation (ppo.intergraph.com/infomgmt/sp_foundation.asp) manages the availability, integrity and accuracy of engineering information. It builds an electronic library about a plant and its configuration -structure, tags, assets and documents. It encompasses a plant's initial design and ongoing operating upgrades and modifications, defining and driving electronic work processes, tracking changes and managing engineering revisions. Open, independent data storage and access manages data from both Intergraph and third party authoring applications. The system protects and increases the value of engineering information, regardless of the IT infrastructure in place. Backbone of a common architecture that extends across all Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore information management solutions, SmartPlant Foundation enables collaborative engineering and the creation of the plant information asset for strategic business advantage.

The Engineering Framework (TEF) is an enterprise-wide engineering integration technology, bundled exclusively with SmartPlant Foundation. The technology (ppo.intergraph.com/lifecycle/tef.asp) enables the flow and exchange of data as it moves among engineering and design applications and provides information and change management and version control in addition to global data access and reuse. The growing number of TEF-enabled applications include SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, INtools(R) and third-party software.

About LG Engineering & Construction Corp.

LG Engineering & Construction Corp. is an industry leader in South Korea as well as a major player throughout Asia, the Middle East, CIS and the United States. LG E&C (www.lgenc.com) provides comprehensive engineering services to clients in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, electrical power, environmental and related industries. The company continues to expand its reach in the global marketplace through international offices and market development. LG E&C, founded in 1969, is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and employs more than 3,000 people.

About Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore

Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore enables customers to create, capture and manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated life cycle software for the engineering, design, construction and operation of process and power plants, offshore oil and gas facilities and commercial ships. Core brands include SmartPlant(R) and PDS(TM) for plant design, IntelliShip(TM) for marine design, SmartPlant Foundation for lifecycle engineering information management and MARIAN(R) for materials, procurement and supply chain management. Backed by a quarter century of industry experience, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore (ppo.intergraph.com) is the acknowledged global leader in the plant creation market (Source: Daratech Inc.). A division of Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Offshore is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs approximately 700 people and does business in more than 60 countries.

Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: INGR.

Intergraph, the Intergraph logo and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. (C) 2004 Intergraph Corporation.

Software prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice. Software and services subject to United States export control laws and regulations. Any prices quoted are in United States dollars and subject to applicable taxes and international currency exchange rates. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation are discussed in the company's Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available without charge upon written request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.

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