SNC-Lavalin uses elec calc™ in nomad network for electrical calculations on construction sites.
SNC-Lavalin in Belgium who has been using elec calc™ for several years now for electric calculations of its customer projects, opted in 2007 for a networking tool for its offices in Belgium. elec calc™ is thus providing a team of 25 potential users. They may also benefit from the NOMAD option for working on remote sites.
SNC-Lavalin, the Canadian group founded in 1911 and located in a hundred countries today is a leading global player in engineering and construction. With a workforce of 21, 260 people worldwide and annual revenues in 2008 of 4.1 billion Euros, the group has 64 sites in Europe and 300 people working at its Belgian offices. Its expertise extends to various sectors of activity and to a range of projects sizes, starting from the design to commissioning phase. The group is divided into 3 areas: the Chemistry pole (biochemistry, fertilizers, washing gas …), the Life Sciences pole (Pharma, biotechnology …) and buildings and infrastructure pole.
The Belgian office in Brussels is responsible for example the renovation of the rooms of the market in Brussels with a mission of electrical engineering covering a total area of 2 670m2, or the completion of several buildings for GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals Wavre. All calculations notes were performed using elec calc™ at the customer’s request.
SNC-Lavalin is a confirmed elec calc™ client since 2003. Networking in 2007 has led to all offices in Belgium, regardless of affiliation division and industrial specialty, to access the powerful calculation tool from any work station. This flexibility of use facilitates information exchange between the various sites: Antwerp, Brussels, Liege and Mechelen Wavre. It has especially helped to widen access to elec calc™ for the entire electrical team of 25 people. An appreciated advantage of elec calc™: database open to all brands of very useful especially for circuit breakers.
Loïc Delande, Electrical Engineer said:
«The GUI is pleasant; we easily visualize what we do. The databases are provided, and the nomad is an interesting option for working on laptops.»
Example of SNC Lavalin unity achieved
for Total raffinery in Anvers.