Williams Energy Canada chooses Bentley's ConstructSim for milestone petrochemical project

Source: Bentley Systems

The project will add value to western Canada’s midstream industry by converting affordable propane into 500,000 metric tons of polymer grade propylene, a valuable petrochemical feedstock used in plastics manufacturing.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions foradvancing 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 chooseConstructSim 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.

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.

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.

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