Hatch is working on two new expansion projects for an existing iron plant in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The first project required developing a configuration to increase ore hardness and milling capacity, while the second focused on delivering a tailings dewatering plant. Hatch faced challenges delivering both projects simultaneously, as required by the owner, and required an integrated, interoperable technology solution.
Using Bentley applications, Hatch developed a digital solution that allowed for integration with material, reporting, and data management systems. The user-friendliness, flexibility, and interoperability resulted in rapid training of new team members, a fully integrated multidiscipline 3D model, and a streamlined workflow. Using the models, they reduced rework and directly extracted material quantities and reports to achieve accurate bill of quantities and documentation. The final 3D model will be used with other technology as the foundation for 4D construction scheduling and 5D cost analysis.