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KHIDI innovates construction delivery on Guanyinyan Hydropower Station Project

The Guanyinyan Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River, designed by PowerChina Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited (KHIDI), is located in the middle reaches of the Jinsha River – where Huaping County, Lijiang City (left bank), Yunnan Province and Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province (right bank) meet — and is the last of eight cascade hydropower stations planned in the middle reaches of the Jinsha River. The hydropower station is at a straight-line distance of about 220 km from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. 5 units are installed in the hydropower station, with a unit capacity of 600MW and a total installed capacity of 3000MW. The engineering development function of the hydropower station prioritizes power generation and also considers water supply and flood prevention.

3D design technology has been comprehensively applied to the design of construction documentation by KHIDI. The power of 3D design has improved documentation. productivity and shortened the design cycle, and its visualized method of creating drawings has been accepted by owners and construction companies.  But construction documentation has remained traditional 2D processes and paperwork.  he 3D BIM design method constitutes a revolution in hydropower design. The next evolution of BIM for this firm was transforming the construction and data exchange processes. Autodesk BIM 360 provides a proprietary engineering data transmission channel, by which the design intents can be transmitted promptly, effectively and accurately.

The 3D BIM Construction System equipped with Autodesk BIM software takes huge advantage of 3D design. The design intent of engineers can be expressed more explicitly, visually and quickly, and conflicts among different professionals in the field construction greatly reduced. — Liu zhipeng, BIM Designer and Senior Engineer, PowerChina Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited.