INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
PI Neftespetsstroyproekt OA
St. Petersburg, Russia
in a commercial sea port on Luzhskaya Bay in the gulf of Finland, the ust-Luga
universal reloading terminal will be comprised of fuel oil and diesel fuel
tank farms, pump stations, block valve stations, and in-site and interblock
process pipelines in an environmentally protected area. The prime objective
is to develop the project in compliance with requirements for environmental
protection, operational reliability, and process control and monitoring as well
as emergency response, incident mitigation, and failure damage control.
The facility is planned to have uninterruptible operation in semiautomatic
mode. The conditions for project performance dictated the development of
a system of closed technical lifecycles and encapsulation in the ecological
landscape of the environmentally protected area. Selection of optimal
solutions within these constraints required the review of an enormous number
of designs, aggregation into a single system of multioptional solutions,
referencing to standards, and modeling of facilities operation under normal
and emergency conditions.
Project Wise Lifecycle Server integrated all project stages, provided version
control support, and enabled 3D modeling that allowed designers to develop
multiversion systems. The application of 3D modeling enabled the cooperation
of multidisciplinary developers in finding optimal solutions over the lifecycle
of the project.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Y&V Ingeniería y Construccion C.A.
EPC – High Density Polyethylene Plant Expansion
El Tablazo, Venezuela
y&v ingeniería y construcción assumed the engineering, procurement,
construction, installation, commissioning, and start-up of the High Density
Polyethylene Plant Expansion. The project objective was to expand high-density polyethylene production from 16 thermal and hydraulic for varied
average grades up to 20 thermal and hydraulic for grade-specific 7000F
polyethylene to maximize existing facilities usage. The plant expansion is part
of the Venezuelan Independence Project (Phase I) focused on local demand in
order to empower economic and social development.
and materials. Using a 3D model allowed the design team to share data
and complete different design aspects simultaneously, which improved
coordination between disciplines and the quality of the deliverables.
The complex multidiscipline project involved maximizing the use of existing
facilities and integrating traditional standards with new technologies
The use of AutoPLANT allowed the firm to execute the project successfully.
Workflows that benefited from the use of Bentley software included defining
volume areas and levels in buildings, designing piping components, and
checking clashes using Bentley Interference Manager. Bentley technology
reduced design man-hours by a 2.5: 1 ratio in comparison to traditional 2D
design. Construction errors related to design issues declined by an 8: 1 ratio.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: ATTAINING RETURN ON INNOVATION