Pumped storage power is a type of hydroelectric power generation that is
currently the most cost-effective means of storing large amounts of electrical
energy. China plans to increase its pumped storage power installed capacity
from 10.9 to 50 gigawatts by 2020. Pumped storage power is increasingly
important to the grid due to its significant social and economic efficiencies in
energy savings, environmental protection, and lower carbon offsetting.
With the implementation of MicroStation, Project Wise, Bentley Architecture,
Bentley Structural, PlantSpace, promis•e, and Bentley Navigator, East China
Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) shortened the concentrated design
cycle from three months to two weeks. With this new technology, ECIDI has
become the top hydro-solution designer, winning the largest share of the
pumped storage power market ( 45.7 percent) in China.
Engevix Engenharia S.A.
Hydro Power Plant São Domingos
Água Clara, Brazil
Engevix Engenharia designed the $150 million, 48-megawatt Hydropower Plant
São Domingos in Brazil with project team members spread across multiple
offices. It was critical that information be available to the geographically
separated partners, including an important turbine supplier in China. This
collaborative approach enabled Engevix to negotiate a 45 percent better deal
than was available from local suppliers.
Using Project Wise, MicroStation, MicroStation PowerDraft, InRoads,
TriForma, PlantSpace, Bentley Structural, and Bentley Building Mechanical
Systems, Engevix has established intelligent design environments, enabling its
designers to become 30 percent more productive. Its supply chain is also in this
environment and it has decreased revisions by 70 percent. Since implementing
Project Wise, Engevix has set up more than 700 users on 160 different projects.