INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Substations in densely populated municipalities in Belgium needed to be
rerouted to less populated areas. Elia Engineering developed a methodology
for inserting views of 3D models in scanned photographs of an existing site
to assess environmental impact. The goal was to obtain building permits and
Detailed design of tension or suspension equipment was also performed using
MicroStation, Bentley Descartes, and TriForma, which allowed the production
of drawings and bills of materials accurate up to the last fitting. MicroStation
provided 3D design, modeling, and visualization that helped the project team
communicate with the community and move forward on the rerouting project.
Sargent & Lundy, LLC
Coffeen Wet FGD Unit 1 and 2
Coffeen, Illinois, United States
At more than 40 years old, the two-unit 1,000-megawatt Coffeen power station
has gone through various retrofits and modifications to improve its efficiency.
To meet the latest federal clean air legislation, it required $500 million in
modifications to burn high-sulfur coal while meeting emissions standards.
Sargent & Lundy developed an optimized design for installing SO2 scrubbers on
both units and a new electrostatic precipitator on Unit 2.
MicroStation, Bentley Structural, Bentley Navigator, TriForma, and S TAAD.Pro
managed the 3D model and integrated more than 900 models from equipment
suppliers. This facilitated accurate and up-to-date internal and external design
reviews, interference checking, and design communications. The products
also helped construction sequencing to minimize plant outage time and