The Role Of BIM In Offshore Construction

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is being used by the National Petroleum Construction Company to develop the models of the offshore projects as the company currently got four offshore contracts in Saudi Arabia.

With a view to envisage designs in real-time as well as to get rid of conflicts and enhance steel production and maintenance Trimble's Tekla Structures BIM software has been used by the company too.

This improved offshore construction technology's application upholds the Saudi Vision 2030 intends to expand oil and gas localization from 40percent to 75 percent.

The General Manager for Saudi Arabia at Trimble Solutions, Anwar Al Qwasmi said: “Constructing complex oil and gas platforms and pipelines requires precision technology, from modeling to fabrication and erection. BIM is the biggest game-changer for constructing complex offshore projects on time and on budget.”

In accordance with the most recent report by Transparency Market Research while explaining BIM's value, it is said that in between the time span of 2014 to 2022 the global BIM market is set to expand four-fold from USD 3 Billion to USD 12 Billion.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia demonstrates technology best practices in oil and gas construction, helping to increase productivity, enhance collaboration, and eliminate waste. As a result, offshore construction is now safer, and more sustainable and profitable,” added Al Qwasmi.

Trimble will be exhibiting demos of the most recent BIM offshore solutions at the ADIPEC.

BIM in offshore construction

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