Integrated Engineering Management System for Eskom Lethabo Power Station
Vereeniging, South Africa
The goal of this project in South Africa was to implement an integrated
engineering business process and engineering documentation management
system to provide the power station with standardized processes, consolidation
and integration capabilities, visibility of and access to engineering information,
control of engineering processes, and a digital plant visual platform.
The project required a greenfield implementation of document management
technology, creation of new intelligent drafting symbology and standards, and
extensive retrofit of historical engineering and plant information. A customized
Project Wise system enabled advanced workflow capabilities and user
2008 BE INSPIRED AWARD FINALIST
The USD 1. 9 billion Tuoba Hydro-Power Station will provide China’s Guangdong
Province with 410 megawatts of renewable energy each year. HydroChina
Zhongnan Engineering shortened design time from six months to 39 days.
MicroStation, Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, GEOPAK, PlantSpace,
promis•e, Bentley Navigator, and Bentley Substation improved design
efficiency, and facilitated communication and cooperation among disciplines.
Project Wise connected on-site designers with headquarters, ensuring everyone
used the enterprise standards and latest file versions. This technology saved
HydroChina Zhongnan 50 percent of the cost associated with managing
enterprise standards. Other efficiencies gained included shortening layout
design time from one or two weeks to less than eight hours and cutting final
drawing production time from two or three days to just one day.
HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation
Tuoba Hydro-Power Station