INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Foster Wheeler Ltd.
Lower Mount Bethel Energy Plant
Bangor, Pennsylvania, United States
the Lower Mount Bethel energy plant meets Pennsylvania and new Jersey’s
growing demand for electricity. Because the plant burns natural gas to
produce energy and steam, the design is among the most efficient and
environmentally sound in the current energy market. Successful project
completion hinged on the design team’s ability to maintain the schedule by
limiting the amount of rework.
Using Project Wise and PlantSpace, Foster Wheeler created a 3D model used
throughout the project lifecycle. The design team used the visualizations to
secure permits and develop construction sequencing and accessibility studies.
The modeling software provided up-to-the-minute information, resulting in
fewer interferences and ultimately a more constructible unit. Integration with
downstream applications and vendors resulted in the communication of more
accurate and complete data sets.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant
Information System “Decommissioning Database of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant”
the Leningrad nuclear Power Plant began operation in 1966 with a service
life that expires in 2015. Decommissioning the facility can take as long as
90 years so large-scale dismantling of the facility won’t begin until the 22nd
century. However, a system to archive all necessary information for the future
generations of specialists that will work on the decommissioning was needed
to avoid mistakes when the decontaminating and dismantling is performed in
The project team used Project Wise as the core system for managing
documents and other information. The team converted technical
documentation to electronic form and placed it in managed storage.
Additionally, Bentley’s PlantSpace technology allowed the team to develop
complicated large-scale 3D models of the facilities for decommissioning.