The INR 880 million project to build a 2x250 megawatt thermal power plant in Chhabra, India is part of the modern plant development efforts in the region’s power generation hub. As a part of this project, Design Indure was responsible for the RCC works, turbine generator bay, boiler, coal handling, electro-static precipitator, ash handling and other works. To optimize design and subsequent construction and operation, Desein Indure needed flexible, interoperable software to create a virtual model of the plant.
Desein Indure used Bentley integrated design software to model a 3D preplanned layout of the plant, enabling dynamic walkthroughs for operations and maintenance personnel before construction. Desein relied on Bentley modeling tools, plant design software, and structural analysis software to generate an integrated model, facilitate data information exchange, and maximize workflow efficiency, optimizing project deliverables.
Leveraging the interoperability of Bentley AutoPLANT, ProSteel, and Bentley speedikon Architectural, Desein Indure engineers improved productivity, reduced design cycle time, and cut costs through design optimization. The interoperability and user-friendly applications in Bentley AutoPLANT alone yielded close to 60% savings in time creating drawing deliverables. The efficient modeling capabilities of Bentley tools enabled Desein to determine accurate material takeoffs, contributing to procurement and construction savings.
Integrating Bentley AutoPLANT, Bentley speedikon Architectural, and ProSteel enabled the direct exchange of data between the 3D plant model, process and instrumentation diagrams, and isometric and orthographic drawings to maintain consistent and up-to-date information. The information mobility and interoperability of Bentley software enhanced modeling and design capabilities, reduced rework, improved workflow and maximized efficiency of the project.