As part of the energy production development program, organized by the Armenian Ministry of Energy (MOE), the construction of a new combined cycle (gas and steam) thermoelectric plant is planned in the suburbs of the city of Yerevan, adjacent to another existing plant.
The project consists of a 250 MW rated power plant. Electricity is entrusted to a pair of electric generators positioned in series and coupled to two thermal machines for the combined use of the energy obtained from the combustion of gas (gas turbine) and the steam produced by the HRSG heat recovery unit (turbine steam powered).
SGAI S.r.l., in addition to the geological and hydrogeological study, has dealt the detailed structural and architectural design, according to BIM methodology, of the following buildings: Operation Building, Main Security Building and Electrical Building. In addition, special foundations for gas and steam turbines have been designed, characterized by strong vibrations, as well as the foundations of numerous other buildings and complementary works such as: Turbine Building, Warehouse Building, Cooling Tower, HRSG heat recovery unit, chimney (over 60m high), cisterns, pipe racks, retaining walls, etc.
The design of the internal access roads to the plant and the storage areas was also carried out, as well as the hydraulic regulation of the entire area of the plant including the rainwater disposal grid and related treatment network (drains, manholes, pipes, etc.).
The entire project was managed and developed by applying the BIM management process, firstly creating the 3D model of the entire plant, containing all the information necessary for its construction, operation and maintenance. In this context, the positions of BIM Manager and BIM coordinator were prepared, carrying out the management, coordination, control and verification of interference (Clash Detection) and information required by the LOD (Level Of Detail).