Dr.techn.Olav Olsen a.s
MPu Heavy Lifter
Oslo and Sandefjord, Norway
the MPu Heavy Lifter, a concrete hull structure outfitted with lifting frames,
steel decks, and living quarters, will enable offshore topsides and jackets
to be transported in one piece, minimizing offshore work when installing or
removing such platforms. The heavily pre-stressed structure must have all
penetrations and embedded items in place before placing the concrete.
Using Bentley Structural, the team created data groups that tracked 4,500
embedded items and 105,000 kilometers of ducts. Each embedded item has
data group information such as type, reference to design drawing, attachment
purpose, attachment profile, and design loads/support reactions. This information
is tracked in construction lists along with the coordinates of each item so the
contractor can place them in the concrete structure without interference.
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Engineers India Limited
Kuwait Paraxylene Production Plant
the size and scope of this $1.2 million Aromatics complex project for the
Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company required collaboration across multiple
engineering agencies dispersed among several locations. Implementing a
homogeneous and integrated design philosophy required significant effort.
One design challenge was to simulate crane positions in the model for
interference with plant piping, structures, and equipment.
Using the interoperable capabilities of Bentley software, the design team
transitioned between 2D and 3D models and allowed all disciplines to
view them. MicroStation’s advanced customization, standardization, and
coordination abilities reduced errors and maintained the project schedule.