Expansion of electricity supply
In 2007, E.ON acquired the BGRES-3 lignite-fired power station situated in Eastern Siberia, Russia, and subsequently decided to further expand the power station.
During the Soviet era, eight identical lignite-fired power station units were originally planned for the site, with each unit providing 800 Megawatts (MW) of power. Units 1 and 2 were put into service in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Over the following years, work on unit 3 proceeded, however it was suspended during the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, industrial growth in Eastern Siberia has led to increased demand for electricity, strengthening the need for the construction of additional power stations.
E.ON acquired the Berezovskaya power station in 2007, with the intention of resuming its expansion. The project commenced in 2011 under the management of E.ON New Build & Technology (ENT) in collaboration with E.ON Russia. Total project investment amounts to around 1 billion euros, with commissioning planned for 2014.
think project! supports project communications
As ENT's standard solution for all its new power plant construction projects, think project! is also used in the construction of the Berezovskaya power station.
The project platform supports the central organisation of all correspondence between ENT in Germany, E.ON Russia, as well as Russian general contractor and personnel at the local construction site. Each of the approximately 15,000 letters is managed as a task via think project! until it is completed or answered.
Quality control of plans and documents is also processed via the platform. The general contractor sends document packages to E.ON for the formal checking. As soon as the documents are approved the general contractor uploads them to the platform. Following special implemented rules in think project! the documents are distributed automatically to the responsible approver in the E.ON project organisation.
think project! is used in German, English and Russian language. A major benefit is that the complete graphical user interface including individual filters, document properties and value lists could be implemented in the three project languages. On this basis each project member can work in their preferred language setting.
- Power & Water
- Project type
- Plant construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- E.ON Russia
- Contract partner
- E.ON New Build & Technology (ENT)
Consolidating tasks centrally
By 2013, the Bosch Group will have invested around 100 million euros in the expansion of its Russian operations.
Two interconnected office buildings – six and eleven stories high – plus a hall for storage and repair shops will be built in a commercial district in the Shermetyevo Airport region, located on the outskirts of Moscow.
With a total floor space of 57,000 square metres, the new buildings should be ready for occupancy by around 700 Bosch employees in mid-2013. Accomodation for a futher 700 workstations will be available for external tenants.
This large Moscow project will consolidate Bosch‘s sales, customer service and training activities for automotive technology, industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology – currently dispersed over four sites.
Through this development, the company expects to deliver more efficient support for its customers and, at the same time, while reducing its costs. In 2011, the Bosch Group achieved sales of almost a billion euros in the russian market and currently employs around 2,700 people locally.
Building on trusted support
Bosch has been using think project! for a number of years. Around 30 projects have so far been completed and archived using the collaboration platform. In addition to the russian project, another 17 national and international Bosch projects are being managed on think project!.
- Trade & Service
- Project type
- Building Construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- Contract partner
- Robert Bosch GmbH
Tradition get a new edge
The construction of a multi-functional cultural centre in the centre of Tyumen, capital of Siberia, will create an important icon for the city and deliver benefits to the entire region.
As responsible project controller, Russian company LIDEK Engineering decided to use think project! – primarily for its ability to map typical Russian accounting processes.
Special processes in Russia
KS2 and KS3 are standard forms used in Russia to reflect work performed or materials ordered − and the corresponding costs accrued over a specific period between different project members. These forms are intended to ensure that only services that are specifically defined in the contract are billed for.
These forms must be created monthly between LIDEK Engineering and the client, as well as between LIDEK Engineering and its subcontractors. They combine several invoices per contract partner and must be submitted regularly to the Russian tax authorities. As services are rendered, several versions of each form are created, which must all be checked on an ongoing basis.
Approval and delivery of the forms is mapped within think project!
think project! can be used for the approval of different form versions, while enabling the delivery of the forms to the client and sub-contractors – also enabling us to check compliance with submission deadlines for the forms.
Boost to economy and tourism in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg airport, which handled around 5.1 million passengers in 2006, is being expanded and will gain importance as a Russian aviation hub, which the airport city will also benefit from.
|Investment volume: approx. 390 million euros|
|Floor space: approx. 62,000 m²|
|Hotel: Four-star Crowne Plaza hotel|
|Office building space: Between 40,000 m² and 60,000 m²|
St. Petersburg Airport City is conceived as a business park, which when completed will comprise several office buildings as well as a hotel. The site measures 62,300 square metres. In the initial construction phase, a four-star Crowne Plaza hotel with 300 rooms, and three office buildings with an area of around 40,000 square metres will be built, with an investment volume of approximately 120 million euros.
In the subsequent phase, further office buildings with around 50,000 to 60,000 square metres are planned. The total investment volume for this is around 390 million euros. The project location directly at the international airport of the city with 5 million inhabitants and on the main connection road to the capital, Moscow, is ideal.
The client PORR configured the project in think project! itself in accordance with its requirements. Processes such as document and design management including digital plan approval are used. think project! is available to users for project correspondence in German, English and Russian.
Construction site management at minus 35 degrees
German company Glatt Ingenieurtechnik was appointed as the general contractor for the construction and commissioning of a blood plasma fractionation facility in Kirov, Russia.
The project, with an investment in a three-digit million euro range, is financed by the Russian health ministry. Due to its impressive size, the project is capturing the attention of the public – and also politicians.
Construction at minus 35 degrees
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is responsible for all planning and design, and construction and commissioning of the facility – plus the delivery of technical equipment. In addition to the production facility, other infrastructure including warehouses, offices and laboratories is to be built.
The main building for the blood plasma fractionation facility measures 100x100 metres at a height of 18 metres, and will be built as a monolithic reinforced concrete structure. Besides the logistical and technical obstacles, the erection of the building itself will take place at temperatures of minus 35°C – a challenge not to be underestimated.
The concept of an external communication platform convinced Glatt
In their responsibility as general contractor, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik realised early in the concept planning phase that they would quickly reach their limits with conventional means of communication like email and document storage on internal servers.
Sending large plans and drawings, together with an approval process involving several people – internal and external – and the associated documentation that has to meet necessary security standards posed a resource problem for the company. Therefore Glatt Ingenieurtechnik decided to use online collaboration platform think project!.
Moscow, city of skyscrapers, is the home of the Mirax Plaza – a new construction project by leading Russian project developers Mirax Group, also responsible for the nearby 448 metre high Federation Tower.
|Tower A: Height 47 storeys, total gross floor space 97,139 m²|
|Tower B: Height 41 storeys, total gross floor space 88,172 m²|
|Building C: Height 14 storeys, total gross floor space 131,368 m²|
|Building D: Height 14 storeys, total gross floor space 61,516 m²|
Designed by Sergey Kiselyov & Partners, the multifunctional complex comprises two towers with 41 and 47 floors, and two lower buildings. The exclusive Mirax Plaza will house offices and retail space for national and international companies, as well as restaurants and cafés, bringing flair to the district.
think project! provides a central archive and seamless documentation
As during the construction of Federation Tower, the Mirax Group depends on its online project collaboration and document control system for support. In addition to extensive plan management tasks, think project! is used as a central archive and consistent project documentation. Customised rules for accessing sensitive data were also established within the system.
The project platform, including all individual processes, is set up bilingually. Each project member can choose to receive information that is relevant to them in Russian or English. For example, those responsible are automatically informed about newly-created design documents daily, in their chosen language, The software is also used as a controlling instrument that enables meeting minutes and requests for information to be coordinated and documented. One of the main users of the system is US company, Turner International LLC, in its role as construction management consultant.
Mirax Group builds multifunctional skyscraper in megacity Moscow
Linking experts all over the world, think project! facilitates the construction of Federazija – the multifunctional office, hotel and residential complex known internationally as Federation Tower.
|Exclusive offices: 148,080 m²|
|Luxury apartments: 64,516 m²|
|Total height: 448 m|
|Total gross floor space: 424,425 m²|
The construction project in Moscow’s ‘Manhattan’ is a good example of the way think project! supports communication in international projects.
Luxury at airy heights
The building’s external appearance is characterised by two pointed sails. Each of a different height (63 and 93 storeys), the two towers are connected by a shared base building. The top two storeys of the larger tower are reserved for restaurants, a viewing platform and a fitness club with swimming pool. A panoramic lift rises through a 20-metre high aquarium, similar to that already built by nps tchoban voss for Domaquaree (Radisson SAS) in Berlin.
International team of experts
The project involved experts from a number of different countries. Peter Schweger and Sergei Tchoban from Germany were responsible for the building design, while the execution phase was carried out by the Russian architectural firm Stroymontazh, under the leadership of Victor Schteller. Mosproject-2 supervised execution.The challenges involved in an international project with this degree of complexity required a comprehensive solution. Mirax chose to implement think project! as the online collaboration and document control platform for all project participants, even though construction work was already well under way.
Multilingual project communication
The project, created tri-lingually in German, English and Russian, is a good example of the flexibility of think project! for international requirements. In this case, project participants from Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Turkey and the United States access the project platform. Around 150 participants have direct access, while numerous external participants without access are supplied with information via an intelligent email function. With the help of think project!, the complex tasks and numerous decisions involved in a project of this complexity are documented and can be tracked at all times.