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Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is an experienced contractor within the highly specialized field of design and construction of power plants. The company’s experience covers all aspects of the process: Design, construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, education, and funding. BWSC not only plays the initial role as a developer, but also takes on the responsibility of constructing and delivering turnkey power plants and delivering services within operation and maintenance during the entire lifetime of the power plant.

The Challenge: Highly Intensive 3D CAD Software

When Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) constructs new power plants –projects which typically last approx. two years and cost up to 150,000 EUR –the PDMS 3D CAD software is essential for constructing and calculating.

In the past, the work processes in relation to the PDMS application used to be a challenge:

” The application was extremely slow, as all the computations were demanding. For this reason, BWSC had to synchronize revised design drawings at night and send CDs with drawings to all involved parties. Provided with the critical task of constructing power plants, it is important that all parties at any stage of the project are working with the same version of a given drawing. On an on-going basis, we had to ensure that all parties had the same data,” IT Manager Jens Andersen explains.
”BWSC wanted a solution that could enable our employees at the construction sites as well as our collaborators to get online access to the latest updated data – having one single set of data centrally located in the datacenter and online access to these from all relevant locations at any time. In this way, we could save time and money and at the same time safeguard against the risk associated with circulating multiple versions of drawings.”