Tata Power Company’s thermal power station project in Mumbai, India, created
a support structure for a silo storage bin for collecting fly ash—a waste product
generated during thermal power generation. The company’s goal is to achieve
25 percent power generation through renewable energy sources and reduce the
impact on the environment.
The company used S TAAD.Pro to shorten the design cycle for the structure,
leading to higher productivity and earlier availability of the silo. Tata Power
was the first company to install a fly ash aggregate plant to convert fly ash
into a useful building material. Based on the success of pilots currently under
execution, Tata Power will be replicating the approach extensively.
Tata Power Company Limited
Structure for Distribution Substation- 1 at MIAL
For this $1 million project, Tata Power Company designed and constructed a
distribution substation structure at Mumbai International Airport in India. The
project time period for modernization was limited and critical, given Mumbai’s
status as India’s financial capital and its aspirations to become a key business
center in Asia.
Tata Power Company completed the critical part of the substation construction
33 days ahead of schedule by using a combination of roller compacted concrete
and steel sections. The company saved critical design time by using S TAAD.Pro.
The time savings enabled the delivery of power ahead of schedule and earlier-than-planned profits.