Due to a lack of capacity, Southampton Woolston Wastewater Treatment Works (WTW) was not meeting its environmental discharge requirements. As part of a joint venture called 4Delivery Ltd, MWH UK’s role was to develop an intelligent 3D model to be used to redevelop the plant to increase its capacity to 36.9 million liters per day for the client, Southern Water.
ProjectWise was used to provide a common data environment to facilitate a BIM approach to off-site fabrication. Using Bentley applications, the project team created a 3D model that allowed engineers to explore and refine the designs within the model environment. With accurate geo-coordination data included, this 3D model ensured spatial requirements were met, enabling efficient construction. The successful redevelopment will allow the WTW to meet its total nitrogen discharge permit by 2019.
joUnited Utilities’ AMP6 program includes more than 200 utility projects totaling GBP 2.9 billion to service the town of Warrington in northwest England. To improve project delivery, United Utilities deployed the BS 1192 module in Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration software to allow all project participants to have access to the project data. The common data environment from ProjectWise also helped to digitize processes, provide United Utilities additional security, and aligned the project to the UK government’s Digital Built Britain strategy.
Using Bentley software for clash resolution on the AMP6 project streamlined the construction process by identifying design errors before construction and ensuring the work proceeds according to the plans. The ProjectWise-driven BIM processes will save an estimated GBP 40 million. Moreover, the AMP6 project provides a template that can be adopted by other utilities implementing BIM strategies, and as a result, United Utilities plans to create a BIM Academy for project participants to learn the systems and procedures in the future.
Sterlite Copper is the leading copper manufacturer in India. Included in its operations is a sulfuric acid plant located in Tuticorin. To treat the plant’s effluent, a reverse osmosis and zero liquid discharge system is being designed and installed by GE India Industrial. With a processing capacity of 1,500 cubic meters per day, this USD 4.4 million system will successfully treat contaminated water for reuse by the plant.
To replace outdated 2D drawings, the project team used PlantSpace to model the project components and pipe layout in 3D for visualization and optimization. The design and analysis of the steel structures and pipe rack was performed using STAAD.Pro. Using Bentley design applications helped the project team to reduce the design phase by 20 days and save USD 26,800.