each site database with only the model-specific
changes from the other two sites. This data routing
was multidirectional, and occurred on any
change when it happened.
This project is a brownfield nickel processing plant
in northern Australia. Due to the surplus of engineering work in Brisbane and the resultant shortage of trained engineering personnel there, the
project was load balanced across three offices.
Two offices in Australia and one in South Africa
shared model data and performed interoffice
Internal discipline-specific workflows for modeling
were also affected positively on this project.
Designers and engineers could quickly get infor-
mation on component status and other attributes
in minutes. Since construction was underway on
part of the plant while engineering was being fin-
ished on other areas, it was critical to ensure that
model data that was either as-built or otherwise
issued for construction was locked down and
available for reference only. ;
Hatch used Bentley TriForma Model Control System
for multidirectional sharing of changes, which provided each office up-to-the-minute model data to
design in areas where personnel in all three sites
were working. This also made reporting on model
components possible in any office's database.
Using the access control ability of the Bentley software and the business process management abilities of Microsoft BizTalk, Hatch could update
ProjectWise at Wood Group Engineering
PLANT MANAGED ENVIRONMENT
Wood Group Engineering
(North Sea) Ltd.
ProjectWise was introduced into Wood Group
Engineering North Sea (WGENS) with three
goals: to replace two unsupported DOS systems
that limited access to data; to introduce an electronic data management system that would allow
integrated CAD and office file management so
files could be distributed worldwide; and to capture files from local PCs and local area networks,
ensuring all project files are stored and available
to everyone involved on the project through
instant access to vital information.
the offices, and increase efficiency, all while protecting the environment.
These objectives complied with WGENS' business
strategy—to allow WGENS to have fully integrat-
ed solutions that would enhance e-business capa-
bilities, reduce the volume of paper used within
The company is now building on that knowledge
and experience to use Project Wise in its ongoing
contract work in Norway, North Africa, West
Africa, Russia, and the United States, where
design and engineering work is carried out in the
United Kingdom and implemented overseas.
In 2005, WGENS saved an estimated 3000 man-hours by using Project Wise to improve the process
of accessing, numbering, and storing documents.
The company also saved approximately £ 60,000
in engineering time and in the cost of consumables
required in a paper-based environment. ;