SNC-Lavalin Calgary has successfully incorporated OptiPlant into the EDS Phase of the North West Upgrader Project. OptiPlant helped to verify and optimize the plot plan to produce a quality conceptual design with fewer resources.
Prior to OptiPlant, SNC Lavalin’s options were to use any combination of manual sketching, 2D piping packages and 3D detailed design tools. All of these options required a large number of designers to work the layout while P&ID’s were still under development. To keep up with the volume of work and still maintain the expected progress, the designers were not able to focus on the most basic functions of the group, namely to work several options of the plant layout for optimal results.
OptiPlant’s ingestion of data and automation of 3D modeling and incorporating change, empowered the users to optioneer and develop accurate results and keep the model up to date with all the changes.
FEED Time Reduction
Bulk Materials Estimate
Reduction in TIC