A virtual tour at the Garmco plant in Bahrain
In September, 2015, Fives Solios received a contract from Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Co (Garmco) to supply, as the EPC contractor, a complete secondary aluminium casthouse for the Remelt Expansion Project at the Rolling Mill located in Bahrain. This project has been jointly executed by the Aluminium teams in France and the UK.
The engineering has been carried out with 3D design software, which allows for complete modeling of the equipment. By using Navisworks, a project review software, the various design teams are able to explore and review the project model in real-time. It is then possible to verify locations, check dimensions, review collisions, import new objects and manipulate existing objects like never before.
This level of detail allows for creating some compelling visualizations such as photo realistic images and videos. The most impressive of these is the Stereo Panorama image, giving anyone access to a fixed-point 360° view of the plant using just a web browser. This can be further enhanced by using a VR headset to give a true sense of immersion. The VR headsets were on display at Fives’ stand at the Aluminium 2016 exhibition in Dusseldorf last November.
A step into the future allowing team members to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally before it is built.
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