The ZTHC Hulusu coal preparation plant, one of the extra-large mines in Inner Mongolia comprised of more than 20 buildings, has a designed production capacity of 13 million tons per year. China Coal Tianjin Design Engineering had to implement a 3D collaborative BIM strategy and establish a standard coding system to achieve digital delivery, all within a 14-month timeline.
They selected ProjectWise and Bentley’s open modeling applications to establish a connected data environment and create 150 component models, creating the industry’s first standard digital coding system and meeting project requirements for unified data asset management. Bentley’s BIM solution identified and resolved over 300 clashes and helped automate material quantities calculations, saving more than CNY 3 million in total project costs. The coordinated platform improved modeling efficiency by 20%. The project serves as a benchmark, promoting lifecycle BIM and accelerating digitalization of China’s coal industry.