INNOVATION IN MINING AND METALS
Located 256 kilometers inland in remote Western Australia, the AU $1.8 billion
Karara Iron Ore Project will bring industry to an undeveloped area upon
completion in 2010, creating new employment opportunities and attracting
overseas business to Australia. Bateman Engineering delivered the 30 percent
front-end engineering design to the Maison Worley Parsons office in Beijing,
China, where the project was taken for final design.
Multiple consultants using different CAD systems all fed into the common
office. Using Bentley Structural for the main design work allowed the export of
models to S TAAD.Pro for transmission and the import of changed models back
into Bentley Structural. Data was transmitted digitally as general arrangement
drawings, S TAAD.Pro models, and rendered images. When Australian steel
sections had to be changed to Chinese steel sections midway through the
project, it was a simple matter to update the steel members.
Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co.
Application of Multidiscipline Coordination 3D Design to Shougang Jingtang Iron and Steel Plant
As the technical general contracting institute for the Shougang Jingtang
iron and steel plant in Hebei Province, China, Beijing Shougang International
Engineering Technology undertook the feasibility study, general planning, and
systematic design organization and coordination. When the $7 billion plant
is fully operational in 2010, it will have two 5,500 cubic meter blast furnaces
and an annual capacity of 898,000 tons of pig iron, 970,000 tons of steel, and
9, 130,000 tons of steel products.
The engineering firm implemented a multidisciplinary design environment
incorporating a series of Bentley products, including PlantSpace and Project Wise
as the design administration platform. The 3D model provided a way to analyze
design details, optimize the pipe network layout, eliminate interferences, and
automatically generate isometric drawings and bill of materials. These and
other efficiencies saved the project approximately $1.5 million.