Collaboration Using ProjectWise navigator
Hay Point, Australia
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is expanding its coal mining operations in the
northern section of the Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. The capacity of
the Hay Point Coal Terminal will increase from 44 to 55 metric tons per year in
a first-phase expansion. A potential second stage would increase capacity from
55 to 75 metric tons per year.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, Bechtel, and Aurecon Hatch collaboratively
completed the project definition using Project Wise Navigator. Work hours were
reduced by approximately 25 percent compared to the hours required to produce
traditional drawings, and engineer training time was reduced by 50 percent.
Yarwun Stage 2 is a $1.9 billion expansion of the alumina refinery in Queensland,
Australia, which will increase production by 2 million tons per year for a total
of 3. 4 million tons per year. For the Stage 1 design, the main 3D modeling tool
was PDS. In Stage 2, parts of the design referenced Stage 1 models and data.
Therefore, it was a requirement to use PDS for the Stage 2 design.
The client, Rio Tinto, required a data handover and used MicroStation and
Project Wise. Bechtel decided that it was logical to convert the PDS model
into an intelligent 3D model in MicroStation, saving a system upgrade. The
PDS models were converted to MicroStation using Project Wise PDx Dynamic
Review Service. Project Wise was also used to keep the models and data
current and available.