To help meet an increasing power load and improve the reliability of the local power grid, Hunan Guodian Ruichi Electric Power Survey and Design was tasked with establishing a 220-kilovolt substation. Officials required them to provide a 3D design for the facility. Though digitalization would improve the modeling process, they needed software that would help all disciplines collaborate to meet the deadline.
Already familiar with Bentley applications from a previous project, the organization determined that the software could help meet all project requirements. Each discipline worked together and instantly checked the rationality of the model layout. They created a reality model of the site in relationship with its surroundings, ensuring an environmentally friendly design. The optimized substation model reduced cabling length by 4.3% and steel use by 19.4 tons. Additionally, the ability to create a modular design reduced construction time by 32 days.