BG Petrodyne's first use of AVEVA Plant was on a revamp project for an onshore oil operating company in Abu Dhabi, where it was used for 3D modelling, importing point cloud data, clash detection and creating fabrication isometrics. The company is currently using AVEVA Plant on one onshore and one offshore project.Reaping the benefits'After only a few projects with AVEVA Plant, we have been able to shorten the schedule time,' explained Saqr Binghalib. 'Perhaps most important are the abilities to generate clash-free designs and to automatically generate fabrication information, piping isometrics, lists and reports, instrument and spool drawings, and Material Take Offs (MTOs).' BG Petrodyne found that another valuable benefit is that the system enables concurrent working between different design disciplines. Compared to the company's previous 2D system, design changes which were once very time consuming can now be made quickly and easily.'We aim to have a very high level of detail in the PDMS model, supporting smooth fabrication and installation processes, as well as making it easy for our clients to visualise the project,' continued Saqr Binghalib.'For plant revamps,' he concluded, 'we intend to use laser scanning technology more extensively to survey as-built facilities and then to use the resulting point cloud models in PDMS for easy clash detection with the new design.' About BG PetrodyneBG Petrodyne is part of the Binghalib Group of companies, which started operations in the UAE in 1981, with a vision of filling the technological vacuum in the Gulf. The group currently employs 350 people and is in the forefront of the region's oil, gas, power, water and process industries. Visit www.binghalibonline.com for more information about the Binghalib Group and BG Petrodyne.Saqr Binghalib, Managing Director, BG Petrodyne.AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 229'The AVEVA Instrumentation application proved so intuitive that we started to use it for real work even before the training had started! Six engineers are already trained on PDMS, and we plan to train more people soon...'
Sevan Voyageur anchored in Nymo at the Eydehavn yard in Norway. NLI Engineering delivers over 20 large FPSO topside projectsNLI Engineering, a Norwegian industrial company, is involved in a number of breakthrough projects in the increasingly demanding oil & gas industry sector. The company is currently using AVEVA Plant as the engineering tool on several oil & gas projects. Two particularly interesting examples of these ongoing projects are a water treatment plant on the Goliat FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Off-loading), and the reconstruction of Sevan Voyageur.Magnus Feldt Industry Marketing ManagerAVEVANLI Engineering is part of the NLI Group, a Norwegian industrial group of companies with extensive experience of projects and developments within the oil & gas and industrial sectors. The group delivers complete solutions including engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning in the oil & gas and onshore industries.When we visited NLI Engineering in Vear, 100km south-west of Oslo, we found the company extremely busy. NLI Engineering has grown rapidly, from 5 staff to over 90 during the last 5 years. As a result of a very high level of activity and several new projects, the company continues to expand.AVEVA PDMS used right from the start of a project'NLI Engineering is a market leader in engineering services for FPSO and platform topside design,' explains Jonas Fjeld Christensen, CAD Administrator, NLI Engineering. 'We have two engineering offices in Norway, and one in China. Many of our engineers have experience in shipbuilding and construction supervision in Norway and abroad, so we have unique fabrication expertise in all disciplines, and at all levels, at five fabrication sites in Norway and one in Poland.'With support and training provided from AVEVA's Oslo office, applications from the AVEVA Plant portfolio, including AVEVA PDMS, were implemented in April 2008. We started to use PDMS because of a specific demand from our customers in the oil & gas industry in Norway.'NLI Engineering uses PDMS throughout its projects, from first layout studies to the completion of detailed design. The equipment, piping and ductwork are all built in the PDMS model, from which all types of fabrication information are automatically generated, including piping isometrics, general arrangement drawings, weight reports, material take-offs, bills of materials, pipe support drawings, cable tray routings and ductwork layouts. Tekla Structures is used for the structural design, which is imported into the PDMS model via NLI Engineering's in-house developed interface.Engineering and fabrication work closely together'Engineers from the fabrication site visit the engineering office during the design phase for regular design review meetings,' Jonas Fjeld Christensen continues. 'These cross-discipline reviews enable us to detect potential design problems early on, before fabrication starts. Staff from the engineering office frequently visit the fabrication site during the construction phase. The PDMS 3D model is made available to the production engineers at the fabrication site, to support the building of the modules.First projects with PDMSNLI Engineering's first use of PDMS was for the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) of the generic topside process plant on the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) production vessel. The scope of the work included structural and piping design, and specifications and modelling of the PDMS 3D model of the topside.30AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 2