The 4x1,000 megawatt Hongyan river nuclear power plant is the first nuclear
power plant in northeast china and the first to be approved for simultaneous
construction of four units. To facilitate cooperation among the multiple chinese
and foreign companies participating in the $730 million project, Guangdong
electric power Design Institute implemented a 3D design environment to
promote collaboration throughout the design lifecycle.
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guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Hongyan river nuclear power plant
Bentley solutions covered building, plant, and structural design as well as
provided the content management platform. The 3D models supported design
reviews, interference checking, and design communication. project Wise allowed
team members to access the right information in real time for a paperless
workflow. The 3D design process increased productivity by 10 percent, saving
4,000 work days, and decreased the probability of clashes by 90 percent.
The $1.9 billion Tuoba Hydro-power Station will provide china’s Guangdong
province with 410 megawatts of renewable energy each year. Hydrochina
Zhongnan engineering shortened design time from six months to 39 days.
microStation, Bentley Architecture, Structural modeler, GeopAK, plantSpace,
promis•e, Bentley Navigator, and Bentley Substation improved design
efficiency, and facilitated communication and cooperation among disciplines.
hydroChina zhongnan Engineering Corporation
tuoba Hydro-power station
project Wise connected on-site designers with headquarters, ensuring everyone
used the enterprise standards and latest file versions. This technology saved
Hydrochina Zhongnan 50 percent of the cost associated with managing
enterprise standards. other efficiencies gained included shortening layout
design time from one or two weeks to less than eight hours and cutting final
drawing production time from two or three days to just one day.