INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Utility Engineering Corporation
FgD Mayo Facility
Roxborough, North Carolina, United States
utility Engineering designed a flue gas desulfurization (FgD) system with a
wastewater treatment system that reduces the particulate emissions at a
coal-fired power generating plant in Roxborough, N.C. The challenge was
interfacing with design engineering companies that used other software
platforms. By using MicroStation, Utility Engineering accomplished parallel
design through the efficient use of reference files from other disciplines and
design firms to maintain an up-to-date and accurate design model.
Designs were changed in the model before procurement errors and
installation conflicts were encountered, which helped minimize interferences
and eliminate redesign and construction rework. Additionally, the project
team conducted weekly model reviews with the client using an up-to-date
and accurate design model via the Internet. By receiving client approvals
immediately, the project team reduced travel time and expenses.
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Vattenfall Danmark A/S
Amager Power Station, Unit 1 – Refurbishment
vattenfall Danmark improved the environmental sustainability of the Amager
Power Station in Denmark by replacing the boiler and steam turbine in Unit 1
with a system that complies with environmental standards. Because Unit 1
and Unit 2 were integrated, separating the units was necessary to maintain
operation at Unit 2 while refurbishing Unit 1. Due to space constraints, it was
important to precisely measure the area and equipment.
The project team used a 3D model to design the space and MicroStation
Bentley Cloud Worx, and PlantSpace to coordinate 3D models from different
subcontractors into a full project model. This ensured the replacement boiler
and steam turbine fit precisely into the space. Moreover, the 3D model allowed
the design team to illustrate design ideas to the subcontractors and client.