INNOVATION IN wATER AND wASTEwATER TREATmENT PLANTS
sludge treatment Facility
hong kong, China
The Hong Kong Sludge Treatment Facility will incinerate 2,000 metric tons per
day of sewage sludge and in so doing generate power for use in the plant and
export to the regional electricity grid. A joint venture team managed design
and delivery of the $603 million design-build project through a 3D collaborative
environment. Arup was the multidiscipline consultant for the overall project.
At major milestones, building information models were integrated for design
review. progressive model releases enabled all parties to identify and resolve
issues, and ensured that the 100 percent complete release could be used for post-construction operation and maintenance. Bentley navigator and Structural modeler
allowed a high degree of collaboration and integration among disciplines.
The Gippsland Water Factory in Victoria, Australia, provides a sustainable
solution for treating up to 35 million liters per day of domestic and industrial
wastewater. The innovative technology eliminates raw wastewater discharge,
conserves chemicals and energy, and generates high-quality recycled water
to save about 3 billion liters of fresh water each year. The capital cost of the
project to Gippsland Water was $230 million AUD.
gippsland water Factory
The project team used Autopl An T and proSteel to deliver the project on time
and on budget. The site was divided into 65 3D models that could be brought
into a single view. AutoplAn T was used to generate 1,000 isometrics with
estimated savings of five hours per isometric. The solutions enabled efficient
drafting and engineering, construction procurement, 3D visualization and clash
detection, and as-built model delivery for lifecycle maintenance.