The resulting biomass is used as a valuable feed additive for the ration of aquaculture and farm animals, and also as a raw material for further deep processing for obtaining food ingredients. Attempts to arrange large-scale manufacture of the product were made in the 80-90s of the last century by scientists from the USSR, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Great Britain. However these bold ideas and promising developments were never fully implemented. This year GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC experts prepared design documentation for the construction of an industrial plant for microbial protein production near Volgograd. For successful operations they needed universal software, soAutoCAD Plant 3D end-to-end design software suite offered by Softline was chosen as a solution. In addition to the software suite Softline experts provided consultancy on the widest range of technical issues related to the use of AutoCAD Plant 3D. Due to this, GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC has promptly developed the high-quality design documentation that was already approved during the state expert appraisal.
Microbial biomass obtained from natural gas is a unique product that will eliminate
the dependence of the Russian agro-industrial complex from imported protein ingredients, as well as conquer the market of protein supplements. The technology for the production of such protein has been actively developed in the USSR since the mid-1960s, but scientists in our country were able to come close to its commercial production only in the late 80s of the last century. In parallel, similar studies were carried out in Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Great Britain. After a series of unsuccessful attempts, all relevant works in other countries of the West were suspended. Due to the crisis that hit the economy in the 1990s, the production complex in Russia was not commissioned too.
GIPROBIOSINTEZ managed to preserve this unique technology. Its scientists continue studying the properties of microbial protein in laboratories, also they investigate methods for its production on an industrial scale.
During the design process, the staff of GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC had to arrange effective communication between the organization's departments and promptly eliminate technical errors in documents, and all this requires a collaborative design environment. To create such an environment, the company's experts looked at various proposals from the Russian high-tech market players. Higher priced products required a complex implementation and lots of attention on the part of the technical support team. The staff who planned working with these software systems had to undergo expensive and time-consuming training. In turn, low-priced solutions lacked strong vertical integration. DWG compatibility also raised many questions.
As a result, the experts of GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC agreed to choose the AutoCAD Plant 3D software. It is based on the AutoCAD platform, which is well known to the professional community for its functionality and reliability. The software helps specialists involved in industrial plants design to implement projects of any complexity.
To arrange the delivery of AutoCAD Plant 3D software suite, as well as the intensive and high-quality training of specialists who need to work with the software GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC turned to Softline, the company with the perfect reputation in the global high-tech market. In order to facilitate solving its clients' IT-tasks, Softline has formed a team of highly skilled specialists for each hardware and software item. Through partnerships with global technology leaders, the company gains access to cutting-edge technologies and constantly updates its portfolio of products and services. Moreover, due to partnerships with Russian and foreign IT developers Softline can offer all its customers vendor solutions on the most favorable terms.
For the needs of GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC, Softline team delivered the AutoCAD Plant 3D product in the shortest timeframe. Moreover, they acted as IT consultants on the widest range of technical issues related to the specifics of the software suite, and conducted training for designers during the week.
"At the early stages of the industrial plant design, we studied the functionality of multiple software products used for industrial facilities design. After choosing AutoCAD Plant 3D suite, we started looking for suppliers of this solution among the leading players in the IT market. The emphasis was on the companies capable of advising on all the subtle aspects of working in AutoCAD Plant 3D. We received the best offer from Softline, that has successful experience of working in the global IT market for 25 years. The company's experts provided the detailed explanation of the software, so we had no doubts any longer. During a week a specialist of Softline training center trained our employees doing professional design in AutoCAD Plant 3D. Due to comprehensive support of Softline we completed the design work on time and passed all the stages of approval by the state supervisory authorities successfully. In future we will actively participate in the design of such installations, their construction and commissioning", shared his impressions Grigory Ryzhov, Chief Engineer of the Project, GIPROBIOSINTEZ LLC.
"We are glad to take part in the implementation of such a large-scale and significant project. I am sure that in the near future the Russian agro-industrial complex and the world market of feed and dietary proteins will receive unique and high-quality products that have no analogues. To make it happen sooner, we strive to apply all our knowledge
and experience, to bring the most daring ideas of our customers to life. And we have all
that it takes. However, we do not try to impose a specific product or service. Our goal is to offer the optimal solution that can minimize the client's financial and labor costs. After delivering AutoCAD Plant 3D software to the customer, we are ready to share our expertise, help build an effective communication system between the customer and the vendor. This is the only way to satisfy all needs of the customer", noted Nikolay Menshoy, Head of Industrial Design, TX and Calculation Software at Softline.