ENGEVIX Engenharia S/A
ENGEVIX was responsible for all engineering
and design services for the 690 MW Barra
Grande Hydropower project, now under construction in southern Brazil. The project
includes a 185m high concrete-faced rock-fill
dam, one of the highest in the world.
Barra Grande Hydropower plant demanded
technology capable of providing a productive, reliable environment - allowing integration among the various disciplines.
Thousands of drawings had to be created and
revised regularly throughout an extensive
schedule that involved quick decisions. The
technology also needed the agility to redefine the stages of the project. In addition,
sharing contractual and project information with
project partners and customers was critical.
The Bentley products offered complete solutions for each of the disciplines. They were
distinguished by ease of use,3D visualization,
and a high degree of integration resulting
from MicroStation’s support of DWG and
DGN formats. The 3D visualization not only
provided improved detection of interferences, but also enabled the designer to better
understand the installation and to see the
space as it would appear in real life.
About 5,000 documents were created during
the project, including drawings, bills of material, iron lists, reports, and so on. And if revisions of each document by the team of 66
people involved are included, the number
increases to 7,000. ;
Compressor Station for
building, and so on. The work involved approximately 150 designers and 150 land surveyors.
Design was completed in 2004 and construction begins this year. ;
The goal of the project was to design a compressor station to treat gas formed during oil
production. The gas is treated prior to being
transported, via pipeline, to the Yuzhno-Balyk
gas processing plant 150 kilometers away.
In addition to protecting the environment,
capturing the gas will have a major positive
economic impact on the Siberian region for
the next 25 to 30 years. Not only will it provide heat to the region, but also supply gas
for electric power production, vehicle fuel,
and the production of consumer goods. In
addition, the construction of the compressor
station will create 2,500 jobs.
The use of a single, central 3D model created
using Bentley software
project time and eliminated errors prior to construction of the compressor station. By accessing
the 3D model, along with
information and files
managed in the project
database, the project
manager and designers
could always follow the
progress of interdisciplinary departments. Also,
drawings, sections, and
views were generated
from the 3D model.
Design was performed in parallel in different
disciplines: process technology, HVAC, civil,