• PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited

    PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited reduces design errors by 90 percent and saves more than CNY 20 million in design costs using Bentley BIM technology to deliver Hainan Province’s first pumped storage project.

    Qiongzhong, Hainan Province, China

Project Summary

Project
To help meet rapid economic development and increased electricity demand in China’s Hainan province, China Southern Power Grid invested CNY 4.11 billion to build the Quiongzhong Pumped Storage Hydropower Station. The 600-megawatt station supplies power to 800,000 households annually and consists of upper and lower reservoirs, a water delivery system, and a power generating plant. PowerChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited (Zhongnan) was tasked with providing a feasibility study, survey, and design of the station, delivered as a 3D digital system to be used during construction and for asset lifecycle management. Zhongnan needed integrated modeling and project management capabilities to design the plant, which consisted of complex pipelines that required multi-discipline engineering teams collaborating on a tight timeframe amid mountainous terrain.


Solution
Zhongnan implemented a collaborative 3D design approach using Bentley BIM technology and ProjectWise to deliver its digital modeling system for construction and lifecycle operations management. Using OpenRoads and Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, the team optimized earthworks planning, the excavation scheme, and design layout for more than 2,800 cables. Bentley’s integrated modeling capabilities enabled simulation of geological conditions, precise calculation of engineering and material quantities, and analysis of the complex pipeline network, providing technical solutions prior to construction. ProjectWise served as the common platform to share and manage information while the use of mobile applications and iModels helped guide on-site construction.

Outcome
Using 3D models optimized design schemes for the upper and lower reservoirs, saving CNY 60 million, while OpenRoads enabled the team to reduce earthwork excavation and fill quantities by 30 percent to save an additional CNY 42 million. Bentley’s 3D BIM applications shortened design time by two months and reduced design errors by 90 percent, saving more than CNY 20 million in design costs. Navigator Mobile and iModels provided on-site access to guide construction, which simplified coordination and shortened construction time by approximately three months. Using ProjectWise for information sharing and document management improved design efficiency and avoided rework.

Software
Working in a connected data environment in ProjectWise optimized coordination among the multiple disciplines to achieve a fully collaborative 3D design process. The automated capabilities of OpenRoads, enhanced earthworks planning and procurement of equipment and pipelines, reducing time, materials, and transportation costs. Through Navigator Mobile the team published 3D construction data packets in iModels to guide on-site construction. Using Bentley’s integrated modeling and iModel technology for its digital delivery system provided visually accurate designs to the owner that will facilitate lifecycle operations and management.

Project Playbook: AECOsim Building Designer, Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, GEOPAK, MicroStation, Navigator, OpenPlant, ProjectWise, Bentley Substation

Resultados/Datos
  • Zhonghan utilizó la tecnología BIM 3D de Bentley y el software ProjectWise para diseñar y construir la central de energía de acumulación por bombeo Qiongzhong, valorada en 4110 millones de CNY y situada en la provincia de Hainan (China). Gracias a esto, fue posible ahorrar más de 122 millones de CNY en costes generales de ingeniería y diseño.
  • El software colaborativo de interoperabilidad de Bentley reforzó el análisis de opciones, optimizó los materiales y los volúmenes de movimientos de tierra, y agilizó la comunicación precisa para orientar y mejorar el proceso de construcción, y facilitar las operaciones y la gestión del ciclo de vida.
  • El proceso de colaboración BIM 3D permitió crear el proyecto de central de energía de acumulación por bombeo que más rápido se ha construido en China.
  • Se ha creado un conjunto completo de soluciones 3D estandarizadas con las aplicaciones de Bentley que se puede utilizar en todas las especialidades y etapas del diseño hidroeléctrico para futuros proyectos del sector hidroeléctrico en China.
Cita:
  • "Gracias al software de diseño 3D de Bentley, la central de energía de acumulación por bombeo Hainan Qiongzhong generó modelos de diseño 3D de 2,53 GB. El diseño 3D permitió reducir el tiempo de diseño en más de dos meses, y reducir los errores de diseño en un 90%. Gracias al sistema de distribución digital, los modelos, los dibujos y los datos de ingeniería se distribuyeron a la perfección".

    Mei Huang Ingeniero jefe de diseño electromecánico Central de energía de acumulación por bombeo Hainan Qiongzhong