Energy and Infrastructure Is Driving New Projects and Use of EDT
The combined market for engineering design tools (EDT) for plants and infrastructure remains strong globally. The collective market of plants and infrastructure domains includes much of what is built in the world today, including buildings, bridges, city infrastructure, roads and highways, offshore, rail transportation, electrical power generation and grids, manufacturing plants, mining facilities, utility infrastructure, oil and gas facilities, and chemical and other process industry plants.
Beyond the project phase and into the OPEX domain of the design/build/operate/maintain lifecycle, asset owners are now seeing the additional value that design tools can yield.
Next generation 3D design applications play an integral part in the optimal design, creation, and construction of assets in plant design and infrastructure, and are now playing an increasingly important role throughout the entire lifecycle of infrastructure and plant assets.
The energy sector, including oil & gas and power generation (fossil, nuclear, and alternative energy) is clearly driving many of the new projects in plants and infrastructure. Beyond the project phase, asset owners are now seeing the additional value that engineering design tools can provide during the much longer operations phase of assets in both plants and infrastructure.
The plant and infrastructure domains have different market dynamics. Users
need to know the capabilities and strategies of suppliers for their particular
market. Additionally, both EPCs and owner-operators need to be aware of the
market and relevant technologies. This study answers key questions, such
- How can suppliers increase their value proposition?
- Where are the best opportunities for growth – industry or infrastructure?
- How do technologies like laser scanning impact both greenfield and
- What is the present status of ‘integrated engineering’?
- How is new technology changing EDT offerings?