INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Engevix Engenharia S.A.
caçu Hydroelectric Power Plant
the caçu Hydroelectric Power Plant, a 65-megawatt facility located in mid west
Brazil, will generate enough energy to provide electricity to 470,000 people.
Because project teams were dispersed across six cities, Engevix Engenharia
re-evaluated existing workflows and implemented plans for optimization,
adaptation, and transfer of responsibilities to preserve and assure quality.
Project Wise automated messages for improved communication, controlled
workflows and work products, organized groups and access lists, and
integrated the managed workspaces into a controlled environment. The
software minimized time spent searching for and circulating documents
and reduced production time by about 40 percent. Project Wise provided an
immediate and accurate view of the project’s status and a record of each
collaborator’s responsibilities and actions.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS (FINALIST)
ESI Inc. of Tennessee
Evergreen Community Power
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
ESi inc. was commissioned to engineer and design a renewable-energy
circulating fluidized bed boiler with a 33-megawatt turbine to replace an
existing fossil fuel-fired boiler for Phoenix Technology Holdings. The facility
will convert biomass-derived material into electricity for a Reading, Pa.-based
host paper mill. ESI designed the system with leading-edge air pollution
control equipment to ensure that all emissions are as low as possible for a
facility of this size.
The fast-track schedule with extensive engineering deliverables could not be
met with traditional 2D design. To meet the challenge, ESI hired experienced
designers and 3D modeling specialists to complete its largest project to date
using AutoPIPE and S TAAD.Pro. The designers used hand sketches or 2D
drawings to complete sections of the design while 3D specialists created the