In Stalowa Wola, Poland a combined heat and power plant needed a hydrogen cooling system design for a 300-megawatt gas turbine generator. It was determined during construction of the combined cycle gas turbine unit that the existing hydrogen cooling system needed to be upgraded. The project required 3D modeling of the exiting site conditions, pipelines, and equipment to design the plant to fit within a compact space. The project team needed to overcome these challenges while also quickly creating design deliverables.
The team established and open, connected data environment using ProjectWise, OpenPlant, and OpenBuildings Designer. Working in this open environment streamlined workflows and achieved an open-model format with all the necessary plant data included in the building design. With the support of point clouds and Bentley’s integrated technology the team designed the plant to within the tight space. The solution saved significant time, facilitated efficient modeling processes, and automated generation of 2D deliverables and bills of material.
This project was a nominee in the Power Generation category of the 2019 Year in Infrastructure Awards, now known as the Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.