• Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Hero

    Aurecon Hatch

    Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal

    Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

Project Summary

Project

The AUD 2 billion Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal project to add an 80-million-ton per-annum coal export terminal to the port of Gladstone, Australia, required Aurecon Hatch to design the electrical and instrumentation of the bulk materials handling infrastructure of the coal terminal.  An estimated 1,200 schematics formed part of the 2,000 deliverables. Initially creating the schematics with unintelligent AutoCAD drafting, Aurecon Hatch recognized the need to consider an alternative approach to meet the tight deadline within budget.

Solution

To save time and costs, Aurecon Hatch transitioned to MicroStation and adopted Promis.e for the remainder of the project. Hatch used Promis.e for electrical drawing standard enforcement, data centric modeling, and to automate the creation of schematic drawings and generation of reports. Integrating Promis.e with PlantSpace allowed the electrical, instrumentation, and plant design teams to synchronize their data. The accuracy and interoperability of Bentley tools enabled Aurecon Hatch to deliver the project quickly and efficiently.

Outcome

Integrating Bentley tools provided a stable and sustainable solution, enabling Aurecon Hatch to meet the aggressive project schedule and set the framework for significant savings during design production. Using a data centric interface to make updates and corrections saved considerable time. Compared to a traditional CAD approach, Bentley software reduced expensive engineering resources required for manual checking by 50%.

Software

Promis.e enabled Aurecon Hatch to reuse schematic templates from a searchable catalog to ensure adherence to project standards. Using Bentley’s data centric modeling enhanced production of drawing output, reducing manual input, yielding rapid results with minimal resources. Automating the creation of schematic drawings and generation of reports allowed thousands of drawings to be manipulated simultaneously, saved time, and reduced errors producing schedules. Integrating Promis.e with the PlantSpace database let Aurecon Hatch take advantage of electrical design data that already existed.

Outcome/Facts
  • Transitioning from a traditional CAD approach to MicroStation saved Aurecon Hatch significant time and costs designing the electrical and instrumentation of the bulk materials handling infrastructure of the new coal terminal at the port of Gladstone, Australia.
  • Aurecon Hatch adopted Promis.e to enforce electrical drawing standards, facilitate data centric, integrative electrical design, and automate the creation of schematic drawings and generation of reports.
  • The accuracy and interoperability of Bentley software reduced the amount of resources necessary to meet the aggressive timeline and the need for manual checking by 50%.