pLant distriButed enterprise
These projects demonstrate the use of Bentley data and document management technology
that supports global or multi-site work sharing, while delivering significant benefits across the
business including increased efficiencies and integration with third parties.
Jamnagar Export Refinery Project Bechtel WINNER
Bechtel Corporation is using Bentley’s Project Wise
system to collaborate on the Jamnagar Export
Refinery Project (JERP) in India. JERP has a plot
plan bigger than that of London and a target
completion time of less than 36 months.
Bechtel is tackling this megaproject using engineering resources dispersed around the globe,
including a design and engineering team of
2,500 professionals in 10 design locations, 19
offices, and eight countries. In total, the project
will employ more than 90,000 people during
construction and call for the fabrication and
installation of 109, 170 metric tons of steel, about
five million meters of varied size pipe, more than
4,000 pieces of major equipment, and more
than 110,000 isometrics.
Nearly 1,000 users in nine locations are employing Project Wise to ensure that more than 50,000
drawings are available to the correct discipline at
the correct location. With Project Wise, the drawings
can be worked on collaboratively, enabling designers in one location to view the results of design
teams in other offices almost immediately. This
means Bechtel can rapidly distribute the project
work to the different locations in a much more
granular way — by unit, by discipline, and even
by drawing — as the needs of the project dictate.
A key advantage realized by the project team is
the ability to search for and find all files that were
changed in the last week, and to cross reference
the location of the files found with the location of
the person who last changed them. This enables
the JERP team to regularly reassess and redistribute
their project content, optimizing productivity and
reducing network traffic.
JERP is an expansion of the refinery that Bechtel
built some 10 years ago for Reliance Industries.
Once completed, this new project will roughly
double the size of the original Reliance Industries
site, creating the world’s largest refinery complex.
Using Project Wise to track and manage data,
Bechtel has been able to facilitate the reuse of
more than 25 percent of the design and engineering information generated during construction
of the original facilities. This has proved to be
critically important in meeting the project’s