The assignment was initially described as a comprehensive projecting of a new set of electrical installations, including UPS, switchboards and several other installations. As engineering advisor, and after consulting with the client, Xellia Phamaceuticals, LBP Engineering chose to group all the different tenders into one package – both engineering and process installations as well as fire alarms, the so-called ABA installations.
“We’re talking about a rather large set of installations here. Furthermore, the job encompassed all manner of tasks from cable sizes to details such as valve installations which have to be looked at as a whole. We saw some clear advantages in grouping these tasks under one tender. This meant that the same contractor could manage everything, and that the necessity for interface management was minimized. In the end, we were able to complete the project within a very limited time frame,” explains LBP project manager, Allan Christensen.
Among the required engineering installations were the design of a new set of main, building, and utility switchboards as well as the installation of UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) as a back-up power supply. One of LBP’s primary focus points in this regard was to coordinate tasks via 3D modelling so that no two functions came into conflict with one another. It is a complicated matter, as Allan Christensen explains: