January 12, 2016
Bases Selection on Extensive Evaluation of Market-leading
Construction Automation Software
EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today 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 superior to the other offerings in enabling the Construction Industry Institute’s AWP best practices.
“We consider the use of the Advanced Work Packaging methodology to be a key component of successful execution on the PDH project,” said 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.”
AWP requires a programmatic approach to facilitate the technology and best practice deployment across the project lifecycle. It calls for an exchange of information between engineering, construction, commissioning, and handover, with the work packages serving as the unit of that information exchange. ConstructSim facilitates the needed information interoperability and mobility for unprecedented insight into planned and executed work to increase project performance.
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 metric tons 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 neighboring Industrial Heartland refining industries. The planned start-up date of the PDH facility is the end of 2019.
For additional information about ConstructSim, visit www.bentley.com/ConstructSim.
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.
Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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