Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has announced two water and wastewater projects from India as finalists in its 2023 Going Digital Awards in infrastructure, which will be held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, 11-12 Oct 2023.
The annual awards programme honours the work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels, representing 12 award categories, selected the 36 finalists from over 300 nominations submitted by 235 organisations from 51 countries. These finalists will present to a panel of independent judges to determine the winners and meet with global press and industry executives at the event in Singapore.
The two Indian nominees in the water and wastewater category are:
- Achieving access to clean drinking water for emerging economies by Geoinfo Services from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Geoinfo Services designed a pressurised city water supply scheme to provide 24hr access to clean water and reduce non-revenue water (NRW) by 35%. They selected OpenFlows to generate a digital twin, reducing design time by 75%. The optimised network is reportedly saving US$1.5m in annual operating expenses while eliminating 347 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
- Rajghat multi-village rural water supply scheme by L&T Construction from Ashok Nagar and Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
Rajghat multi-village rural water supply scheme is said to provide irrigation and power generation to residents via a 7,890km piping system, including 698 overhead tanks, ancillary pumps and equipment. Leveraging Bentley applications, the team completed engineering within 4 months, when conventional methods could have taken 12-13 months to finish. Working in an open digital environment reportedly saved 50% in modelling time, increasing productivity by 32 times.