Winner
Unipar Carbocloro - Polishing System for Mercury Abatement Tower
This BRL 1 million project in Cubatao, Brazil, encompassed the design of a polishing system for exhaust gas emitting from a mercury vapor abatement tower that would increase efficiency and further reduce gas emissions to well below current international standards. One major challenge the project team faced was integrating new equipment with a current process within serious space constraints and within a tight deadline for connecting to the process. The design team utilized OpenPlant to design 3D models to help streamline the review process and to share critical components of the project across the project team. By internally developing the application to their own specifications, the project team saved 33 percent in design time as they did not require design support from a third-party company. In addition to eliminating errors, there was notable time savings between engineering and purchasing with materials lists being issued automatically according to the specifications in the model, ensuring timely procurement of items.

Finalist
GEA Equipamentos e Soluções LTDA - Yeast Concentrate Evaporator
The key objective of this project in São Paulo, Brazil, was to develop and install a new, innovative process to evaporate creamed yeast previously considered waste from a sugar mill to recycle it for resale to animal feed and nutrition markets. The GEA Equipamientos e Soluções team needed to work with compact equipment to optimize the use of physical space on a client's premises and find an efficient, flexible, and affordable way to implement the project. Critical to the project’s success was the development of a customized, reusable catalog of components for the industrial plant. The project team used MicroStation, Navigator, and OpenPlant to better anticipate possible interferences and risks with greater safety and to avoid unnecessary project costs, which reduced overall project time by 20 percent. OpenPlant enabled faster extraction of isometric projections, cutting project delivery time by 10 percent and reducing construction time for the pasteurization plant by 20 percent.

Finalist
Tamco Switchgear Sdn. Bhd. (L&T Group of Companies) - Intelligent & Optimized Engineering of Control Systems
Tamco Switchgear (Malaysia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, is an established manufacturer of medium voltage (air- and gas-insulated switchgear of up to 40.5kV and ring main unit) and low voltage switchgear. In this MYR 75 million project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tamco Switchgear needed to deliver 9,200 switchgear panels within tight delivery time frames to multiple projects. Using Promis.e to automate the design process, the team significantly reduced errors between the design platform and its financial and parts-sourcing platform by sending the final design models directly to the CNC machines for production. The team effectively communicated the designs via i-models and reduced lead time to prepare accurate drawings and other deliverables by 30 percent. Additionally, Promis.e enabled the team to work in a single environment and reduce design and drafting time by about 40 percent.