Welcron Hantec recently won a significant contract to perform the design, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and commissioning of one process in a 300TPA pilot biomass plant, which will later be scaled up to a 150,000TPA commercial-size plant. The pilot plant is required to perform many of the same processes as the commercial plant, but on a smaller scale.
The plant owner set a significant challenge for Welcron Hantec. In the technical meeting prior to the awarding of the contract, the owner demanded the project be completed in five months. As the shipping date had been fixed, and they spent two months in the request for quotation process, all deliverables were required within three months – from piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs) approved for design, right through to delivery to the port transport facility.
Prior to winning this contract, Welcron Hantec required three months to complete such a project. On its own, the first stage of the project (productions of documents such as P&IDs, layouts, pipe plans, general arrangement drawings, and instrument lists) needed to be completed within one week after the kick-off meeting, a dramatic reduction in schedule from the at least one month it would usually take.
Given these requirements, it was clear to Welcron Hantec staff that their existing AutoCAD software would not be sufficient to complete this project in the required timeframe. They looked to other solutions on the market for an answer to this issue.
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