New tank farm in Corinthia, Greece
Pipeserv designs a modern product tank farm in Corinthia, Greece, for a large industrial client. The facilities include several tanks, truck loading infrastructure, new ship-loading piers, metering and pigging facilities.
We were contracted to design a greenfield facility for storage of products pending transfer to shipping and trucks for delivery. The facility is being built in a constrained lot near the sea and posing significant planning and environmental challenges.
The combination of these challenges provided fertile ground for our 3D BIM process which was used extensively to coordinate between disciplines and with the client, resulting in a fully deconflicted, rapid development of the project. The extensive usage of 3D BIM resulted in the creation of high-quality, easily updatable deliverables that quickly matched the different construction phases of the project.
This benefited our client who was able to flexibly arrange its bidding, awarding and construction process to better suit his exact needs. It also provided an easy review for all stakeholders, from plant managers, company management and planners, to operating personnel of the project’s arrangements and logic, thus enabling a transparent, immediate, multi-domain input of the client on all aspects of the project, from cost to operations. This practice ultimately provides the client with the most cost-effective solution while also being highly functional.
The detailed BIM process assisted follow-up projects based within the same battery limits from being realized even before the original project was erected, while still providing all the above management and operations management benefits for the client, and the deconflicted, highly-organized design process for our engineers.