Hydro-Québec is an integrated electrical company that generates, transports and distributes almost all the electricity consumed in Québec. With more than 23,000 employees and a single shareholder (the Québec government), its generating fleet comprises 56 hydroelectric generating stations, a nuclear generating station, four conventional thermal generating stations and a wind farm, representing a total installed capacity of 35.5 GW.
Hydro-Québec needed to perform a refurbishing feasibility study on its Manic-3 generating station and evaluate the cost and time it would take to perform the project.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Hydro-Québec used CATIA and DELMIA to virtually represent the plant and equipment, and to simulate the dismantling, moving and reassembly of equipment inside the plant.
The study reduced project time by 200 weeks and saved CAN$50M, thanks to Hydro-Québec’s ability to perform simulations virtually.