With a focus on renewable energy, Vattenfall developed the Abelvettnet
Hydro Power Plant in Storuman County, Sweden. The project incorporated a
pre-existing dam and outlet tunnel to minimize the environmental impact. With
a total cost of $15 million, this new plant generates 14.2 gigawatt hours of
renewable energy, equivalent to the household electricity used by 2,800 villas.
The fast-track project required the design team to make changes based on
documentation from the construction contractor. The project teams used
MicroStation and Structural Modeler to make changes quickly and efficiently,
and the 3D capabilities of the software allowed accurate assessment of
material quantities. In one case, determining the correct volume of concrete
saved 20 percent of the cost at that stage.
Bentley has programs for all disciplines in the construction of power plants. Vattenfall
works closely with Bentley so it can become the best in its field.
Lars-Erik Svensson, Vattenfall
2010 Be Inspired Award Nominee
Innovation in Power Generation