2013-10-08 14:41:31 - Engineering company expands use of AVEVA PDMS in Brazil to first major power plant project
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 8 October, 2013: AVEVA announced today that Centroprojekt, an engineering company specialising in water, air and solid waste treatment solutions, has selected AVEVA PDMS software for basic engineering and detailed design on major projects including a large pulp & paper plant, and a thermal power station. AVEVA technology is widely used by the power industry around the world, but this is the first time that it has been used on a Brazilian power project. Centroprojekt attributes its choice to the flexible customisation and powerful modelling capabilities offered by AVEVA software.
"One of the main advantages of AVEVA PDMS is the ability it gives us to customise the 3D models so precisely that we can create very
accurate virtual reality scenarios to optimise our design,” said Jean Carlos Pontel, engineering manager of Centroprojekt, “This helps us to eliminate potential conflicts between the different engineering disciplines, reducing rework in the later stages of the project. AVEVA PDMS also helps us to allocate our resources in a more effective and economical way.”
Centroprojekt first used AVEVA PDMS for detailed design in the construction of Brazil’s largest pulp & paper plants. To gain maximum benefit from the new technology, a series of training sessions were held in collaboration with technical staff. “We have seen a big gain in our overall productivity,” added Mr Pontel. “The software is a knowledge multiplier, enabling our professionals to reuse their experience and project databases on future projects."
Centroprojekt’s use of AVEVA PDMS on the pulp & paper plant project means it has reached the construction stage without encountering any problems. Deliverables for the power plant and demineralization station have also been completed, including detailed designs for the instrumentation, piping and electrical disciplines. The entire FEED process was completed within just three months using AVEVA PDMS.
"We used our previous experience of PDMS within Oil & Gas along with the catalogue database for components and material specifications from another project. The ease of data export/import to other project participants was also a major advantage, minimising the risk of errors and increasing productivity. We have been very successful and have managed to easily overcome all the challenges we have faced", said Mr. Pontel.
“The work done by Centroprojekt is an excellent example of well-executed AVEVA PDMS projects,” Santiago Pena, Senior Vice-President, Latin America, AVEVA. “It demonstrates the scope and versatility of 3D design customisation, not only in identifying project inconsistencies but also by simulating actual operations of a plant. Centroprojekt has been able to use the full potential of the tool and to achieve a very high level of efficiency from its Integrated Engineering & Design capabilities.”
AVEVA PDMS is the most widely used software in Brazil for 3D modelling of industrial projects, particularly within the oil & gas sector. It is also used in Brazil by the country’s growing energy, pulp & paper and mining industries.
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