PPG Industries Chemicals: Plant expansion and new production line
PPG Industries Chemicals B.V.
PPG Industries Chemicals specializes in the piloting and commercial production of silica products for clients in sectors such as food and rubber. When PPG wanted to upscale their current production capacity and add a new production line for Agilon®, a patented modified silica for the tire industry, they asked Bilfinger to provide engineering services and coordinate the multidisciplinary project team. This has resulted in a fully integrated and highly innovative second production line within the existing plant, which has begun production several months ahead of schedule.
Bilfinger created a 3D simulation of the facility which made it possible to seamlessly fit in the new equipment, including the detection of possible clashes.
The engineering and construction were in the hands of a group of four contractors, who worked as an integrated team with the client and each other, with Bilfinger in a coordinating role. This has enabled them to focus on common interests and make strategic planning decisions.
- 3D modelling
- Project management
Added value from Bilfinger
- The creation of a 3D simulation of the plant allowed for seamless integration of the new equipment, including the detection of potential overlap.
- Tight coordination of the multidisciplinary project team ensured successful delivery of the second production line several months ahead of schedule.
- We formed an integrated team with the customer, allowing us to focus on common interests and strategic planning decisions to be made quickly.