General Electric (GE) has tasked setec with carrying out basic and detailed civil engineering studies for the 600 MW Mae Moh power plant in Lampang Province, Thailand.

This infrastructure is the world’s first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired power plant equipped with the latest technology.

The study includes the turnkey design of a turbine hall (100 m long x 35 m wide x 35 m high) and the foundations of a 40,000-ton boiler and ancillary buildings. In particular, GE has asked setec to carry out dynamic calculations of the foundations of the vibrating equipment, as well as BIM for these facilities.



setec Is demonstrating numerous strengths on this assignment:

The ability to build a responsive, effective team for a major international project (producing approximately 1,000 technical documents, reinforced concrete, structural frameworks, foundations and interfaces)

- Expertise in earthquake resistant design in line with U.S. standards (ACI and ASCE)

- Expertise in dynamic calculations of the stability of the foundations for vibrating equipment

- Expertise in BIM and real-time management of project technical interfaces with PDMS and TEKLA

- Experience with the process, enabling optimal problem solving



Key figures

Period of services

January 2015 – January 2018

Key challenges

A very tight schedule requires processes for managing changes and trade-offs between costs and deadlines during the study phase to ensure the project moves forward as planned. Collaborative BIM design processes offer optimal management of interfaces, quality and timing.