Delivering clean, potable water to rural villages across India is of constant focus and a one of high priority for the government of India. As a result, water treatment and distribution projects are implemented through various schemes in all states of India. Uttar Pradesh is no exception. The state government initiated a water supply project to provide safe drinking water to a rural population of over 14 million people across 388 villages. They retained Larsen & Toubro to design and construct the 160-million-liters-per-day water treatment plant, facing challenges of designing and analyzing 200 different structures and over 3,500 kilometers of piping amid a strict six-month timeline. Realizing that traditional applications were time-consuming and error-prone, they needed to implement an integrated digital modeling and analysis solution.
They selected Bentley applications for hydraulic modeling and structural analysis, automating design works for the pipeline network and retaining wall. The easy-to-use software gave them the ability to process the required inputs and quickly get the desired outputs. Implementing the software enabled them to complete the engineering of the entire project within six months, compared to eight using manual methods. Additionally, while Larsen & Toubro performed the foundation design using in-house software, they used STAAD.Pro to achieve a more realistic design that depicted actual soil conditions. Using Bentley applications, Larsen & Toubro reduced resource hours for network analysis by 50% and the structural design of 121 overhead tanks by 45%. Moreover, working in a connected data environment streamlined and automated workflow processes to achieve a sustainable supply of high-quality water.