Advancing Comprehensive BIM “Playbooks”
The CAN$ 6. 5 billion Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station Project in Manitoba, Canada, will provide renewable energy for integration into
Manitoba Hydro’s electrical grid and for export to the United States. With 695 megawatts of capacity, the station will produce an average of 4,400
gigawatt hours of electricity each year. Hatch deployed Bentley-based 3D modeling technology to improve design coordination and enhance
information quality for all parties involved throughout the project lifecycle.
Three dimensional modeling enabled the project team to quickly and accurately quantify variants in the design during the early contractor involvement
phase, when numerous value engineering proposals were assessed for inclusion in the final project. As the project progressed into construction,
changes to the design caused by an unexpectedly severe winter and evolving field conditions were easily managed by making adjustments to the model.
Hatch used a full range of Bentley products, including AECOsim, Bentley Navigator, Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, gINT, InRoads,
MicroStation, ProConcrete, Project Wise, ProStructures, and STAAD. The BIM technology streamlined project processes, improved the overall quality
of engineering, and provided enhanced construction planning tools and methods. Providing accurate models to the contractors dramatically reduced
erroneous assumptions and improved the accuracy of quantity estimations.
Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station Project
Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada