New COADE Case Study from Bilfinger Berger Services Discusses “Smart Plant” Project Cost Savings of 60% Using CADWorx

HOUSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 22, 2008— COADE announced today the publication of a new Case Study from Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) Pty Ltd of Australia on the firm’s design for the third phase in the Botany Port Terminal Expansions project for Vopak Terminals in Sydney, where they saw a project cost savings of 60% using the CADWorx Plant software suite from COADE.

This case features a project said to be one of the largest port undertakings in Australia in the last 30 years, with BBS providing the design, supply and installation of the Botany Terminal B3A expansion for five additional fuel storage tanks. Prior to this project, BBS had used a piping software that required heavy dependence upon experienced piping drafters. The company had recently lost some experienced drafters and was thus exposed to potential failure due to the program’s limitations. “By deciding to use CADWorx software, this saved us because it could be loaded and used easily by any of our piping design engineers,” explained Tony Fernandes, Chief Piping and Layout Engineer at BBS.

The case explains how CADWorx allowed BBS to successfully customize piping isometrics using Isogen, without the need for any manual input, hence eliminating checking. And, CADWorx Equipment, CADWorx Steel and CADWorx Plant tools helped BBS to prepare collaborative plant modules for easy internal reviews among the various disciplines and the client. “These modules were not only convenient to pass on information for civil and structural detail design but also to issue piping isometrics for shop fabrication and site installation,” explained Fernandes. “We could then issue bills of material for procurement as required, such as for field run piping.” And, by leveraging the CADWorx interface with CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis, BBS was able to perform pipe support modeling and detailing, develop piping arrangement drawings from the model and export piping model for stress analysis.

“For this Botany Port project, piping isometrics were issued two months ahead of schedule and project costs were reduced an estimated 60%, without any loss of accuracy,” Fernandes concluded. This and other Case Story articles can be found at

About Bilfinger Berger Services

Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) Pty Ltd, Australia, is a specialized engineering and asset management contractor. Formed in 1975 with the merger of three construction companies, BBS has a history that dates back to 1880. Today, the company offers engineering, construction, operations, maintenance, asset management services, automation systems and electrical switchgear products for power, mining and minerals, chemical and process, telecommunications, oil and gas and other industries.


COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE’s aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE’s product line conforms to those goals and includes: CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PV Elite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit


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