INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Danang City, Vietnam
Energoprojekt Gliwice, S.A.
Central Solar PS20
The goal of this project was to design a second solar power plant on Abengoa
property near Seville, Spain, based on the existing power plant design but
doubling the power output. The 80 million euro PS20 solar unit will have a
20-megawatt capacity, generating 48. 6 gigawatts per hour per year of clean
energy, which is enough to supply about 12,000 households.
3D model was produced using other software and imported into the
DGN environment. A number of MicroStation VBA macros developed by
Energoprojekt Gliwice facilitated a multidiscipline workspace where up-to-date
files were stored on the network server.
Making ideas visible using Bentley 3D solutions helped to engage every
member of the project team in brainstorming innovative design solutions.
The result is Europe’s largest central receiver solar power plant, which uses
the renewable energy from the sun to prevent the emission of approximately
12,000 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere. The plant was inaugurated on
Sept. 25, 2009, in the presence of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía.
2009 BE INSPIRED AWARDS
Energoprojekt Gliwice pioneered the use of this technology in large-scale
facilities. At this site, steam parameters and periodic plant schedules
caused by day-night changes influenced the chosen materials and design
solutions. Atypical equipment requirements led to frequent changes in piping
and structure. Basic and detail engineering design were performed using
MicroStation PowerDraft, PlantSpace, and TriForma. A steel structure