Bentley Systems Inc. has announced that Williams Energy Canada has selected Bentley’s ConstructSim software to implement Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) for Canada’s first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant project. Williams’ decision to choose ConstructSim for this project was made after a careful evaluation of all the leading construction automation tools on the market. Through this comparative analysis Williams found ConstructSim to be the most appropriate for the company’s needs.
“We consider the use of the Advanced Work Packaging methodology to be a key component of successful execution on the PDH project,” commented Andrew Foy, Planning Coordinator, Williams Energy Canada, “and we selected ConstructSim as our automation tool in support of this goal. We look forward to working with the Bentley team, and to leveraging its experience and expertise in AWP, as we implement ConstructSim’s capabilities across the project. We will introduce ConstructSim early in the engineering phase, enabling us to take full advantage of AWP best practices and, thereby, help us meet our delivery commitments.”
Harry Vitelli, Bentley Systems Senior Vice President, said: “It is very gratifying to be playing a role in this milestone PDH project – working hand in hand with the world-class Williams Energy Canada team. We appreciate Williams’ recognition of ConstructSim’s superior capabilities and thank them for this opportunity to help advance infrastructure in support of accelerated economic growth in Alberta and beyond.”
Williams Energy Canada will design, build, and operate the PDH project in Alberta’s Strathcona County. The project will add value to western Canada’s mid-stream industry by converting affordable propane into 500 000 t of polymer grade propylene, a valuable petrochemical feedstock used in plastics manufacturing. The PDH project represents economic diversification and innovation for Alberta, and will be integrated with the existing and proposed neighbouring Industrial Heartland refining industries. The planned start-up date of the PDH facility is the end of 2019.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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