Royal Haskoning Industrial Engineering designed the tank storage and
distribution system for a $60 million expansion of the Vopak Tank Terminal
in South Holland. The project involved detailed engineering of the utility
system; pipe racks for process, utility, and distribution lines; cable trays and
instrumentation panel; and platforms for operation and maintenance. 3D laser
scanning was used to compile exact as-built data of the existing plan.
Teams in India and the Netherlands started design and modeling of different
areas simultaneously. The 3D models developed using AutoPLANT, ProSteel,
and S TAAD.Pro were accurate, and Interference Manager facilitated the
smooth integration of models developed in both locations. The integrated 3D
models facilitated smooth execution in the construction phase.
Ausenco Engineers Pvt. Limited (Ausenco Sandwell)
Continuous Polymerization Plant
Polyplex India set up an 8.7-meter-wide polyester (PE T) film line with a
continuous process chips plant and metalizer at a new location in Bajpur, India.
Ausenco Sandwell developed the 3D model to generate a clash-free piping and
equipment layout for the chips plant comprised of 180 to 200 pieces of equipment
and 650 lines. The project also called for high-end process conceptualization,
piping material specification, and modeling of specialized equipment.
AutoPLANT was used to develop a model meeting all process requirements and
extract drawings, isometrics, and bills of quantity. The stress model for critical
pipelines analysis was created in AutoPIPE and structural design and detailing
was completed using S TAAD.Pro and ProSteel. The modeling seamlessly
integrated all design groups and contributed to achieving a tight execution
schedule with minimum rework.