BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is expanding its coal mining operations in the
northern section of the Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. The capacity of
the Hay Point Coal Terminal will increase from 44 to 55 metric tons per year in
a first-phase expansion. A potential second stage would increase capacity from
55 to 75 metric tons per year.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, Bechtel, and Aurecon Hatch collaboratively
completed the project definition using Project Wise Navigator. Work hours were
reduced by approximately 25 percent compared to the hours required to produce
traditional drawings, and engineer training time was reduced by 50 percent.
BSBK Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
BSBK Engineers undertook a $10 million design and construction of an Internal
Coal Handling Plant for the thermal power plant in Jaigad, India. All the
structures were to be designed for 19 fundamental load scenarios—dead load,
live load, equipment involving dynamic loads, wind loads, seismic loads—and
conveyor running conditions.
Using S TAAD.Pro, BSBK completed the structural design and obtained project
consultant approval in 2.5 months. The S TAAD.Pro model comprised 574 nodes,
1,298 members, and 13 supports. Without S TAAD.Pro, analysis would have
been extremely difficult and time consuming. The software also allowed the
company to economize during construction.