Shaping the future of water treatment Water is a necessity of life for the earth's ecosystems, societies and individuals. Not only food production, human health and energy supplies, but also industrial production would not be possible without access to water. ' Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies ( VWS) specialises in water and waste water treatment for industries and municipalities, with extensive experience in the management of design and construction projects ranging from small laboratory systems through to turnkey plants and facilities worldwide,' says Hakim Bouhali, Methods Project Manager, VWS ' VWS,' he continues, ' has always aimed to be at the forefront in its use of the most modern Information Technology, and this led us to move from the 2D design system to a 3D solution five years ago. Our aim is to continuously improve efficiency in the engineering processes of our more advanced and complex upcoming projects, and this supported our Magnus Feldtefforts. Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA Page 16| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 Image courtesy of VWS.
' In 2005, the AVEVA Plant solution was selected after a thorough evaluation. Important factors in the choice of a system were that the solution should be able to handle geographically distributed work, enabling concurrent working between different design disciplines and with the ability to manage large quantities of data, and that it should be a well- respected system within the process industry. The AVEVA Plant solution was chosen as the system that met these requirements. With support and training provided by AVEVA's Paris office, applications from the AVEVA Plant portfolio were implemented in January 2006 at the divisions for municipal and industrial projects, and for upstream oil & gas projects at VWS Westgarth in Glasgow, Scotland,' Hakim Bouhali continued. The first projects ' Our first use of AVEVA PDMS in our industrial projects division was at a water treatment plant project in Morocco in 2006,' explains Alain Collin, Engineering Director, VWS Oil & Gas. ' Our second project with PDMS was in Qatar - the biggest so far, and one which is still ongoing.' Concurrent engineering ' VWS specialises in technical design and consulting services that range from single- discipline engineering projects, to complete turnkey designs, to construction, commissioning, start- up and operating the plant. With our wide international customer base we participate in multinational projects all over the world,' explains Philippe Martin, CAD Manager, Municipal Division. ' The engineering department at VWS supports their AVEVA Plant users, including users at head office, subsidiaries and subcontractors,' he added. ' The first task for us when AVEVA Plant was implemented was to define the component catalogue. Today, this catalogue contains more than 19,000 unique objects for water processes. It is available to all our engineering offices, is used across all projects, and can easily be managed on a multi- site basis. ' Moving from 2D to 3D has made efficient multi- tasking possible, with greater synergy between engineering departments, enabling all to use the same component catalogue and providing a common language throughout VWS. It is now easier to manage large quantities of data in a project,' Philippe Martin concluded. Teams can now share design information worldwide ' For a new desalination plant in the United Arab Emirates, we have successfully used AVEVA Global together with PDMS,' said Pascal Juif, Department Engineering Manager for the Major Project Group division. ' The plant will produce 590,000 cubic metres a day of desalinated water to meet growing demand and to strengthen the region's development potential. AVEVA Global, AVEVA's solution for multi- site concurrent working, enabled our engineers on site to successfully share the 3D model and the design information with the engineers at the head office in Paris controlling this project.' AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 17 ' We can use PDMS from the start of a project, when the first layout of a new plant is created, all the way through to execution...' From left: Philippe Martin, Alain Collin, Hakim Bouhali and Pascal Juif.