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MDI Production Plant in Ningbo

Time is money, which explains why more and more international car makers are fighting for shares of the hotly contested Chinese market. On-time completion of a production plant making synthetics for the auto industry will enable the plant owner, Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane, to further expand its exposed market position within the supplier industry. Using PKM has substantially reduced the time-to-completion for the building!

PKM Construction Process Optimization for Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane

In 2003, chemicals producer Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane advanced to rank second among China’s Top 100 enterprises. Its products include a range of synthetics that are used, inter alia, for further processing in China’s national automotive industry. Completion of the new production plant will increase the annual production capacity for the MDI synthetic product to 160,000 tons. This will make Yantai Wanhua one of the world’s leading producers of MDI. The future location of the new production plant, scheduled for completion in 2006, is Ningbo – 1700 km away from the head office in Yantai. With a construction volume of approx. € 270 million, the projects represents a milestone in the history of the Chinese chemical industry. In addition to the main production and warehousing facilities, the plant also includes administration buildings and disposal facilities.

The sheer size of the project, on the one hand, and the considerable distances between numerous project participants, on the other hand, are making large demands on the plant’s planners, who are using PKM to coordinate this complex construction project in a controlled and time-efficient manner.

The PKM project communications platform links the 1000 or so people involved in more than 100 subprojects. Messages, schedules, documents such as blueprints or CAD drawing are available via Internet browser to all project participants, wherever they are, whatever the time. PKM manages the workflow, monitors scheduling and provides an overview of the costs and decisions within ongoing projects. The Chinese-language was fully integrated in PKM within a mere three weeks, thus enabling a team from Drees & Sommer International GmbH and Conclude GmbH to train participants successfully on site in Yantai within three days. Since October 2003, the project has been completely managed and implemented using PKM – to the great satisfaction of all project participants.

Yantai Wanhua – MDI Production Plant
Location: Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
Area: 1.6 km²
Construction volume: € 266 million
Owner: Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane
Number of project participants: 1000 users in 100 subprojects
Scheduled completion: 2006
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