WFGD Retrofit — Sioux Power Plant hitachi power systems america, Ltd
Located at West Alton, Missouri, the Sioux WFGD is a $32.7
million project. The overall goal is to commission a flue gas
desulfurization system that achieves the lowest total cost of
ownership and maintains and/or improves unit reliability.
Since the Sioux power plant project is the first major project
awarded to the newly established division of hitachi America
Ltd., hitachi Power Systems America needed to implement
new software and standards to meet customers’ requirements.
PlantSpace and Project Wise enabled the firm to implement a
collaborative working environment with the engineers, designers, valued customers, and other vendors. The improved
communication with all parties has reduced the number of
major design changes, and the use of 3D modeling has
resulted in time savings due to automatic generation of 2D
drawings, generation of piping ISOs with accurate material
takeoff and other reports.
Lihir Geothermal Power Station smec
Lihir Gold Limited, which operates an open cut gold mine on
Lihir Island, retained SMEC to add 20-megawatts of capacity
to the company’s 30-megawatt geothermal power plant.
The geothermal plant is one of the first Clean Development
Mechanism projects in Papua, New Guinea, and is one of
only roughly 200 worldwide.
Because the work involved an expansion, interfacing with
existing structures, piping, and other equipment was critical.
AutoPLANT assisted in resolving potential operational and
maintenance interference problems prior to fabrication, saving
substantial time on site by avoiding rework. A small team of
engineers and a design draftsman located in SMEC’s Australian
office were able to produce 3D deliverables to fabricators
in New zealand and to Lihir Island quickly and efficiently to
meet the project’s tight deadlines.