MINING AND METALS
The USD 1. 1 billion copper smelting factory in Tongling, China, uses advanced
flash smelting and flash converting technology to produce an annual output of
400,000 tons of cathode copper and 1. 45 million tons of sulfuric acid. The 3D
engineering design work – from basic to detailed design – encompassed 15
disciplines. Collaborative technology enabled some of the work to be done by
designers at headquarters instead of on site, which reduced labor hours by 35
percent compared to comparable projects.
China Nerin Engineering completed basic design, detailed design, and technical
service within 16 months using Bentley PlantSpace for 3D factory design and
Project Wise for collaborative design management, which reduced changes by
56 percent. Optimizing the plant configuration decreased space requirements,
reducing construction investment by 10 percent, and 3D construction planning
shortened the 36-month schedule by nine weeks.
China Nerin Engineering Co. Ltd.
Tongling Nonferrous Metals Copper Smelting Project
MECON provided services for the USD 135 million Wire Rod Mill at an
integrated steel plant in Visakhapatnam, India. The mill has interconnecting
piping for oxygen, nitrogen, chilled water, high-pressure water, instrument air,
hydraulic oil, lubricating oil, and grease. The piping is laid out by system and
runs along the entire mill at different levels and across various locations.
Using AutoPLAN T, ProSteel, and Bentley Navigator saved man-hours and costs
by allowing designers to explore multiple what-if scenarios. These analyses
reduced engineering time by nearly 30 percent. The software integration added
immense value through plant commissioning and handover to the client.
Wire Rod Mill