Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province in central China, will require an additional 749 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2017. Northwest Electric Power Design Institute is the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for a CNY 2.6 billion thermal power plant in Fuping that will meet Xi’an’s growing needs and extend the area’s central heating coverage. The plant will provide power using two 350 MW supercritical air-cooled heat units.
Engineering a plant capable of providing power to 540,000 people required high-precision 3D design applications. The company used Bentley Substation to design the electrical system, perform calculations, and model all equipment in 3D. The innovative use of Bentley applications reduced design modifications by 70 percent and decreased work hours by 30 percent.
The Sewaren 7 power plant under construction in Woodbridge, New Jersey, will provide 540 megawatts of power to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland using a high-efficiency, H-class combustion turbine. Black & Veatch is designing and constructing the USD 600 million power plant for the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). Black & Veatch integrated Bentley applications into the design processes for the Sewaren 7 project.
Using ProjectWise as the common data environment, the company employed multiple Bentley technologies, including OpenPlant Modeler, AECOsim Building Designer, and Bentley Cable and Raceway Manager for multi-discipline design and construction execution. Black & Veatch shared information among design teams using i-models, which improved multi-discipline collaboration. Bentley Navigator’s view and review capabilities provided self-service in the clash detection and model review processes by putting the software in every project professional’s hands.