Infrastructure projects in South East Asia, India, and Japan named as finalists in Bentley Systems’ 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Winners to be selected and announced on Nov 15 as part of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards

Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several projects from South East Asia, India, and Japan as finalists in Bentley’s 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The annual awards program honours the work of Bentley software users in advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. 11 independent jury panels selected 36 finalists from over 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries encompassing 12 categories.

The Going Digital Awards in Infrastructurefinalist project presentations have been available for viewing on the company’s official website from Nov. 7. The site features stories from people behind these infrastructure projects, as they tell their stories of leveraging digital advancements to “achieve unprecedented outcomes”.

The projects in the region named as finalists for the 2022 Going Digital Awards are:

Facilities, campuses, and cities

Project PLATEAU: Japan’s largest 3D city model project

Kokusai Kogyo, Numazu City/Kaga City, Shizuoka Prefecture/Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

High resolution image of Japanese city building. Image courtesy of Kokusai Kogyo.

Project PLATEAU aims to develop Japan’s largest-scale 3D city models and release them as open platform data for urban activities and smart-city management. Kokusai Kogyo selected MicroStation to create 3D models with an unprecedented level of detail for 17 cities nationwide. Bentley’s software improved workflow efficiencies, reducing resources hours by approximately 50%, and provided a platform to comfortably model the enormous point cloud data. The technology delivered highly detailed 3D models, achieving simulations that are closer to reality than previously possible, promoting smart city management throughout Japan.

Semantok Dam Project
PT Hutama Karya (Persero), Nganjuk, East Java, Indonesia

To develop a dam that would reduce flood discharge, ensure water availability, and boost local agricultural productivity by 186%, PT Hutama selected ContextCapture and SYNCHRO to perform reality modeling and construction simulation. Combined with their project management information system and GIS systems, they provided real-time understanding of field conditions and a holistic project overview for timely, cost-efficient management. Using PLAXIS resolved the foundation and quarry issues, saving a total of US$3.8m in potential rework. Bentley’s integrated digital solution saved 183 days in the construction schedule and provides the basis for digital asset management during operations and maintenance.

High resolution image of Semantok Dam Project. Image courtesy of PT Hutama Karya (Persero).

Process and Power Generation
Modernising Bakun Hydroelectric Plant with a digital twin
Sarawak Energy Berhad, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Sarawak Energy initiated a digital twin pilot project at its Bakun Hydroelectric Plant – South East Asia’s largest hydropower facility that it acquired ownership of in 2017. Leveraging ContextCapture and MicroStation, Sarawak Energy generated high-resolution 3D reality models, reducing the time to develop the as-built designs by 70%. Integrating Bentley’s open 3D modeling applications, PlantSight enabled better visualisation of assets and seamless integration with third-party platforms. The digital twin solution supports remote plant operations, potentially reducing the need for on-site staff by 30%. Sarawak expects to save operations and maintenance costs by integrating the digital twin with asset performance solutions.

High resolution image of Bakun Hydroelectric Plant. Image courtesy of Sarawak Energy Berhad.

Rail and Transit
Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) – Phase 1
Oriental Consultants Global, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Metro Manila Subway Project aims to ease traffic congestion and provide safe, reliable transportation. Leveraging ProjectWise and ComplyPro, the project team developed a common digital engineering system and a single source of truth, enabling real-time data sharing that optimised collaboration to save 5,000 resource hours within the project’s first six months. Combined with SYNCHRO for construction simulation, Bentley’s integrated technology solution identified and resolved 50 clashes, eliminating rework, shortening the project schedule, and saving costs. The successful BIM implementation has already achieved a return on investment (ROI) of over US$600,000.

High resolution image of Metro Manila Subway Project. Image courtesy of Oriental Consultants Global.

Integrated High-speed Rail & Station Jakarta-Bandung
PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA), Bandung, Jakarta – Bandung, Indonesia

A 143km high-speed rail between Jakarta and Bandung will reduce congestion between the two cities. Leveraging Bentley’s open civil design and reality modeling applications, and digital twin technology, WIKA developed a connected digital ecosystem and single source of truth, facilitating dynamic modeling and the generation of an intelligent digital twin. The integrated solution streamlined workflows, improving efficiency, design quality and calculation, saving US$185m in construction costs and shortening the construction schedule by six months. The project sets a benchmark to develop open digital building blocks for integrated public transportation in Indonesia.

High resolution image of high-speed rail and station. Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA).

Structural Engineering
Design & construction of tunnel and underground station at Krishna Park of Delhi MRTS Phase-IV
Delhi Metro Rail, New Delhi, India

The Krishna Park project includes structural design and construction of twin bore tunnels and an underground station. Leveraging PLAXIS and STAAD, the project team modeled and analyzed the soil, and building and tunnel structures, monitoring and simulating structural loads and excavation works. Bentley’s integrated BIM applications streamlined workflows, facilitating clash detection and enabling real-time model modifications prior to work on site, saving 1,000 resource hours and associated costs. Through collaborative digital modeling and analysis, the team optimised structural design, reducing concrete material quantities by approximately 1,500m3 and steel reinforcements by 250 megatonnes.

High resolution image of tunnel and underground station. Image courtesy of Delhi Metro Rail.

Surveying and Monitoring
SG Digital Twin empowered by mobile mapping
Singapore Land Authority, Singapore

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) initiated 3D mapping of the entire nation. SLA selected Orbit 3DM to manage and integrate the large volume of point clouds and images, then generated a digital twin, bridging data sharing with multiple users via cloud-based resources. Compared to traditional mapping methods, rapid mobile mapping using Bentley’s application saved SG$26m and one year in capture and processing time. The digital solution increases data availability by 50%, enables accurate data extraction, and delivers a sustainable, collaborative digital twin that can be used for multiple planning purposes.

High resolution image of Singapore with mobile mapping. Image courtesy of Singapore Land Authority.

Water and Wastewater
Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP)
Jacobs and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, Singapore

The Tuas Water Reclamation Plant is designed to maximise water recovery and reduce energy consumption. Jacobs selected the Bentley iTwin platform, establishing a web-based digital environment and single source of truth, enabling real-time access to a digital twin and saving approximately 100 hours monthly. The solution automated information extraction, improving engineering quality, efficiency, and collaboration. Establishing a connected digital platform enhanced construction and project delivery and optimized digital capabilities, streamlining workflows. The digital twin provides a seamless transition into digital asset management for operations and maintenance.

Image courtesy of Jacobs.

Utility Development and Management for Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL)
Larsen & Toubro Construction, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

This project will deliver potable water supply, sewerage collection, and a recycle water network through a piped system for 3,032 homes. Leveraging OpenFlows and STAAD, Larsen & Toubro Construction modeled and analysed multiple hydraulic operating scenarios and performed structural design and analysis for 125 different structures to optimise the network layout. Bentley’s integrated technology solution saved 80% in engineering resource hours, and helped the team complete the engineering works in six months compared to nine months using manual process. Establishing collaborative digital workflows avoided clashes and minimised rework, improving productivity by 25%. Implementing digital monitoring systems will enable remote operations and maintenance functions for smart utility management.

Image courtesy of Larsen & Toubro Construction.

Interested parties may visit the official website to find out more about the finalists.