Desalination Plant Tuas 3
The population growth experienced by Singapore has significantly increased the city's consumption of drinking water.
Tedagua, a company belonging to the Cobra Group, with experience in the design, manufacture, operation, maintenance and engineering of desalination plants, was commissioned to carry out the Tuas 3 desalination plant project in Singapore.
The geographical dispersion of the different work teams, as well as the large volume of information and documents that are handled daily on a project of such magnitude, caused Tedagua to decide to implement think project! as a collaboration tool together with its partner on the project, HSL Constructor Pte Ltd.
The project's configuration is based on the management of information (deliverables) and their internal distribution. It also incorporates Outlook Connect for the storage and classification of all emails related to the project (approximately 30,000 to date).
Tuas 3 is the first project that Tedagua has entrusted to think project! to standardise work processes and information management, both internally and with collaborators. These already implemented improvements have been increasing as the configuration of the Tedagua projects has required it, today possessing a very broad functional scope on projects around the world.
Currently, desalinated water satisfies a quarter of the water demand in Singapore. With the construction of this third plant, Tuas 3, and a fourth scheduled for 2020, it is expected to cover 30% of the water needs in Singapore by 2060.
Facts & Figures (Project)
- Performance: 113,500 m3 of drinking water per day
- Coordination and exchange of information between geographically dispersed teams
- Management of large volumes of documentation
- Accessible and updated information - instant access to the latest version of documents
- Revision control
- Efficient management of communications and access to information
think project! modules and services utilised
- Document management with lists of deliverables
- Management of emails using Outlook connect
“think project! has greatly facilitated the necessary traceability on a project with such an excessive documentation load. We have managed to reliably control our exchanges of documentation with clients and subcontractors, as well as the flow of productive communications between the different areas involved.”
David Vega, Document Controller, Tedagua
- Power & Water
- Project type
- Plant construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- Public Utilities Boad (PUB)
- Contract partner
- Tedagua (Grupo Cobra)
A crystal on Baku’s harbour
Baku Crystal Hall was built for the international music competition, the Eurovision Song Contest, which was hosted 2012 by Azerbaijan in its capital city Baku.
Completed on time just before the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2012, construction company ALPINE officially handed the brand new multifunctional Baku Crystal Hall over to the client – Azerbaijan’s State Committee on Property Issues. Following its official inauguration with the Eurovision Song Contest, a wide variety of major events can now be held in Baku Crystal Hall.
ALPINE built Baku Crystal Hall in a record time of just eight months. As general contractor, ALPINE subsidiary ALPINE Bau Deutschland AG was responsible for its planning and construction. ALPINE realised the construction together with a project team consisting of NÜSSLI Group, gmp International GmbH, Basler & Hofmann AG and SSF Ingenieure AG.
Based on the shape and structure of crystals
The architectural facade that gives the building its name is based on the shape and structure of crystals, the 230-metre long by 160-metre wide arena situated on Baku harbour is encased by a translucent membrane to protect up to 25,000 spectators from sun and rain. More than 80,000 lights are integrated into the facade, making the building shine and sparkle impressively at night.
ALPINE decided for think project!
ALPINE Bau Deutschland chose to use think project! to support the construction of Baku Crystal Hall. It had already been used in the construction and renovation of several stadiums used for the 2012 European Football Championship, including the National Stadium in Warsaw and the PGA Arena in Gdansk, to support processes for design and document management, ordering and invoicing.
City invests in the development of a new Metro line
ALPINE was awarded the contract for two sections of the second expansion phase of the Downtown Line of the Singapore Metro.
|Planned completion: 2015|
|Construction volume of the two contracts: 332 million euros|
|Line length: 40 kilometres|
|New Metro stations: 33|
Singapore already has a well-developed city public transport system. The MRT (driverless Metro) is the fastest and cheapest method of transport in Singapore. To improve daily commuter traffic, the city is now investing in the development of a new Metro line. With a length of 40 kilometres and 33 stations, passengers will be able to travel directly from the north-west and east of the city to the centre, relieving the burden on the city's road network.
Alpine BeMo Tunnelling was awarded two contracts for the Metro as part of the expansion of the Downtown Line construction phase 2. Construction work on the 40-kilometre long, underground Downtown Line will be carried out in three stages. By 2020, the total length of the Metro will stretch to 278 kilometres.
For the development of the Downtown Line in Singapore, the project team decided to use the online project collaboration platform think project!. The platform supports collaboration between the international project participants over great distances and different time zones, and ensures structured project communication and documentation.
Quality cars for China
In Shenyang, about 700 kilometres east of Beijing, BMW is currently planning the construction of a new production plant.
To optimise communication and information across this international project, BMW opted to use online project collaboration platform think project!.
BMW has already used think project! in several of its national projects, collaborating with the think project! team to develop a standard platform for its construction management. During this project, only slight modifications were required, ensuring that participants with previous experience of the online project collaboration platform would find it easy to navigate their way through this very new project.
think project! is primarily used for design and document management. Moreover, variations and additional costs are managed via a workflow in think project!. All quotations received from contractors are saved within the platform in electronic form, and the corresponding approval processes and status specifications are defined and can be viewed at any stage.
An additional advantage for BMW is that the platform allows users to work in their own languages. In this project each participant is able to select German, English or Chinese as their interface language.
Water is the basis for life
Spanish company, Befesa, builds seawater desalination plants across the world. Part of the Abengoa technology group, Befesa is an international company specialising in waste and water management.
Befesa has around 2,000 employees and is represented in 19 countries across the globe. The company processes 2.6 million tons of industrial waste annually, with almost half this amount recycled – saving more than a million tons of CO2 per year.
Befesa has the capacity to desalinate a million cubic metres of seawater per day, equivalent to the daily requirement of 4.5 million people. In addition to water desalinisation and treatment, Befesa’s core competences include the creation of suitable infrastructures for water supply, including hydraulic pump systems.
Emphasis on coordination and documentation
Befesa primarily focuses on the technical planning of projects, but also takes on tasks relating to construction. Project managers work with external engineering offices and contractors, who are frequently located all over the world. In addition to the efficient coordination of numerous project partners, project documentation is of the utmost importance. Befesa was looking for a suitable infrastructure for these purposes, so in 2007 the company decided to use the online project collaboration system, think project!, to support a construction project in Chennai, India.
Construction and operation of a seawater desalinisation plant in India
In a joint venture, Befesa and the Indian company IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects are building a desalinisation plant in southern India. Befesa is solely responsible for the turnkey construction of the plant and its operation for 25 years. It is planned that the plant will treat 100,000 cubic metres of water per day to supply Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.