STI Engineering Uses CADWorx to Design Waste-to-Energy Plant


STI Engineering performed the multidisciplinary design for a waste-to-energy plant in Portugal. The renewable energy plant processes 40,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year, generating power for 20,000 residents. The new facility produces 24 million KWh per year of electricity from the 10 structures and 30 equipment and 300 piping lines.

CADWorx Plant Professional was selected as the primary 3D platform due to its ease of use and efficiency. The first step in project execution involved creating a 3D model of the plant. The complete model was created and completed in just four months. The second step, to avoid rework in the field, was the CADWorx interference check between all disciplines included in the multidisciplinary design.

Finally, utilizing Isogen and OrthoGen, STI Engineering generated accurate isometrics and layouts automatically from the model, saving considerable man hours during this critical step in the project execution.

Next, a database linked to CADWorx Plant Professional, containing all components present in the model and all of the client’s purchase order codes, was created so that bills of materials could be reported and submitted for procurement.

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