Intergraph® Aids Remote Engineering for Delta Hudson

When it came to designing a world-scale natural gas liquids extraction and fractionation facility, Aux Sable Liquid Products enlisted the expertise of Delta Hudson Engineering Ltd., who turned to Intergraph PDS® and SmartPlant® Review.

The Challenge

Aux Sable Liquid Products enlisted the expertise of Delta Hudson Engineering Ltd. to design its world-scale natural gas liquids extraction and fractionation facility. As a leader in liquids recovery and the proprietor of multiple patented technologies that achieve impressive recovery levels with reduced power consumption, Alberta, Canada-based Delta Hudson -incorporates innovation into all aspects of its operations. 

The engineering, procurement, construction and management firm had the international natural gas liquids extraction expertise necessary for a project of this magnitude.

Delta Hudson - a McDermott company - had to equip project teams with the latest technology and systems to ensure that each group had the tools to maximize contribution to the project with optimum efficiency.

The Solution

"Delta Hudson chose to use Intergraph PDS® for a number of reasons," said Tom Pearson, project systems supervisor for Delta Hudson. "Most importantly, it integrates all engineering disciplines through one interface and links them to a common database. This integration facilitates concurrent engineering, which increases productivity and reduces project schedules."

With the Aux Sable project site located more than 2,575 kilometers (1,600 miles) from Delta Hudson’s head office, Delta's project team relied on Intergraph PDS remote engineering capability, as well as Delta’s suite of Online Project Systems (OPS) to allow the entire project task force concurrent access to the project’s dynamic design data.

Delta Hudson routinely engages as a development partner with Intergraph, and from an engineering perspective it provided valuable direction to the Intergraph suite of engineering solutions software. During the successful execution of this major project, the relationship proved once again to be of benefit to Delta Hudson and its work practices.

"With tools such as SmartPlant® Review, we are not only able to complete electronic squad checks within our office across disciplines, but we are also able to extend reviews directly to the customer," Pearson says. "We’re very excited about the new collaboration capability as it adds yet another dimension to our global execution capabilities."