Camargo Correa/CNEC Engenharia
Serra do Facao Hydroelectric Power Plant
Located on the São Marcos River in central Brazil, the $400 million Serra do
Facão Hydroelectric plant will provide energy to a region experiencing a high
level of economic growth. Development of the facility posed a challenge for the
multidisciplinary project team, which was geographically dispersed throughout
the local site engineering office, project partners, and the contract owner.
The solution was to use the collaborative technology of Project Wise, which
reduced travel time and provided team members with access to the right
information in real time. Project Wise reduced total project time by an estimated
Baihetan Hydroelectric Power Station Project
The Baihetan hydroelectric power station is located just upstream of the
Yangtze River on the Jisha River in Yunnan province. The 18. 8 billion-cubic-meter storage capacity and 12,000 megawatts of installed capacity make it only
slightly smaller than the Three Gorges hydroelectric power station. Baihetan
is part of a strategic initiative to meet China’s growing demand for power by
building cascading power stations on the Yangtze River.
To assure the success of the Baihetan hydroelectric power station, ECIDI
initiated a one-year pilot project―the Longkaikou hydroelectric power station
with an installed capacity of 1,800 megawatts―which demonstrated the
advantage 3D design solutions provided. ECIDI used 3D modeling and
Project Wise for the Baihetan project and drafted the 3D design technical
standard to standardize design.