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Power plant design digital thread

Power plant design and configuration

Industrialize your engineering design processes using a modular and repeatable approach to power plant design. Establish a fully digitalized engineering definition of your products, processes, plants and infrastructure to power business outcomes, sustainability and innovation.

Accelerate your power plant design processes

Synchronize your design processes, making use of multidiscipline design and reuse capabilities to engineer better designs faster. Take advantage of advanced design automation to rapidly engineer custom solutions. Ensure ongoing contractual and regulatory compliance using an integrated, systems-driven approach.

Innovate power plant design and development

Leading energy companies are already on the path to design excellence, achieving measurable results by using our next-generation design solutions.

60%

Reduction in engineering development cycle time

Learn how customers are reducing engineering development time of process equipment by 60% while increasing profits by up to 10%. (EIGSA)

40%

Increase in component reuse and design efficiency

Increase the reuse of power plant component configurations by up to 40% and reduce engineering design time by more than 10%. (Ansaldo Energia)

80%

Reduction in engineering effort

Automate design processes and reduce HVAC coil design time. (Daikin McQuay)

Engineering design solutions

Industrialize for continuous improvements

Our solutions enable the development of standardized, yet customizable, designs with improved productivity, performance and sustainability. Here are three key paths to take to achieve this:

Synchronize design processes to engineer better designs, faster:

  • Use multi-CAD authoring for designing products, processes, plants and infrastructure
  • Bring multiple engineering domains and disciplines into an integrated, collaborative environment
  • Manage multiple design configurations, options and variants that can be reused across projects
  • Integrate with advanced engineering simulation to optimize designs for improved cost, performance, safety and sustainability
  • Explore generative design and the use of new and innovative materials

Embrace the race towards modular construction

Take advantage of breakthroughs enabling you to industrialize construction or risk being left behind. According to McKinsey & Company: The next normal in construction, construction companies face an unparalleled time of disruption and opportunities to dramatically improve profits and performance:

71%

Construction leaders expecting industry disruption

50%

Shorter timelines from a product-based design approach

$265B

Annual profit pool for disruptive construction methods

Case Study

FMC Technologies

Integrating seven global sites enables world-class product development
Case Study

Integrating seven global sites enables world-class product development

Company:FMC Technologies

Industry:Energy & utilities

Location:Houston, United States

Siemens Software:NX, Teamcenter

The most important benefit of Teamcenter is that it allowed us to go global. With the ability to re-use product data from the different design centers, we are executing more projects without a corresponding increase in personnel."
Steve Joiner, Manager of Global Engineering Systems, FMC Technologies
Accelerate design development

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Take the lead in today's demanding and complex capital asset design environment. Adopt digital technologies critical for the shift towards a product-based engineering design approach.

Engineer in a power plant working on a tablet.

Solutions for power plant systems-driven design

Bill of materials management

Mechanical design software

Simulation software

Product configuration management

Requirements management

Product lifecycle management

Frequently asked questions

What factors need to be considered when designing a power plant?

When designing a power plant, you’re often constrained by a complex and fragmented approach to engineering design and grid configuration. You also face pressure to continually keep pace with changing customer needs and regulatory requirements. Further challenges arise from poor engineering collaboration, software interoperability and a limited degree of engineering design reuse and repeatability. Combined, all of these factors can create major sources of value loss throughout the construction supply chain.

Fortunately, there are new energy design software solutions that can help you overcome power plant design challenges. These tools give your engineering teams the ability to:

  • Synchronize your design processes, making use of multidiscipline design and reuse to engineer better designs faster
  • Use advanced design automation to rapidly engineer custom solutions
  • Ensure on-going contractual and regulatory compliance with an integrated, systems approach

What software and solutions does Siemens offer for power plant design?

Can your power plant design software improve collaboration between teams?

Yes, our power plant design software establishes a highly collaborative, multi-CAD environment for managing, sharing and visualizing design data authored in a variety of engineering tools (Siemens + 3rd party). Our solutions include integrated workflow capabilities for automating business processes, as well as document management, change management and much more.

What are the three challenges engineers overcome with a power plant design software?

The three challenges engineers overcome with a power plant design software are:

  1. A complex and fragmented approach to engineering design
  2. The need to continually keep pace with changing customer needs and regulatory requirements
  3. Poor collaboration, interoperability and a limited degree of engineering design reuse and repeatability

Watch

Video | Industrialize your design processes

Video | Automate engineer-to-order processes for competitive capital asset designs

Video | Connect requirements across the asset lifecycle with systems-driven design

Listen

Podcast | Visualization and the digital twin for AEC and BIM

Podcast | How to simplify the BIM design review in construction projects

Podcast | What is modular construction?

Read

Infographic | The future of capital asset design is here

Ebook | Industrialize engineering design processes

Executive brief | Design innovative and cost-effective capital assets

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