Bentley Systems announces winners of infrastructure awards


    BY Deriq T. Bernard

    AFTER four days of breakout sessions and keynotes expounding on and promoting the use of building information modeling (BIM) and digital twins, the highlight of Bentley Systems, Inc.’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2019 conference, acknowledged and honored eighteen YII 2019 Awards winners and gave out nine Special Recognition awards.

    The Philippines’ sole entry, the San Gabriel Power Plant competed in the power plants category.

    The San Gabriel Power Plant, operated by Siemens Energy Inc. Gas and Power uses Bentley AssetWise, ContextCapture. It’s entry to the YII 2019 entitled “Asset Performance Management for Power Plants Project” competed in the Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance against several bigger projects from North America, Europe and Asia.

    The 414-megawatt-rated natural gas power plant is located in Batangas City. Siemens has been the facility operations and maintenance provider since the commercial operation started in November 2016. It utilizes a combined-cycle gas turbine, which is designed to have an efficiency rating greater than 60 percent and high operational flexibility.

    The category winner was EPCOR Utilities from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for its project “Implementing Risk Based Asset Management for Power Distribution.”

    Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin Cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, gives the annual awards program to recognize the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world.

    Twelve independent jury panels of industry experts selected 54 finalists from 571 nominations submitted by more than 440 user organizations in more than 60 countries.

    A special award, the “Bentley Institute Knowledge Advancement Advocate Award” was given to Alison Watson, chief executive and founder of. “Class of Your Own.”

    Class of Your Own, is a UK-headquartered provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum and built environment-focused learning programs for secondary school students. It has partnered with Bentley Systems to create a new, future-focused global curriculum, called “Design Engineer Construct!” (DEC) which provides its students hands-on knowledge and skills for careers in infrastructure professions.

    The awards ceremony and gala night happened on October 24 at the conclusion of the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore.

    The full list of winners are as follows:

    Year in Infrastructure 2019 Special Recognition Awards winners:

    Advancing Urban Planning through Digital Twins
    Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hong Kong SAR Government and AECOM
    The Town Plaza Urban Design Study for the Establishment of the Kwu Tung North, New Development Area
    Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

    Advancing Industrial Sustainability through Digital Twins
    MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd.
    Henan Jiyuan Iron & Steel, 80MW High-Temperature Ultrahigh-Pressure Gas Power Generation Energy-Saving Renovation Project
    Jiyuan, Henan Province, China

    Digital Cities Award for Comprehensive Roadway Digital Twins
    Shenzhen Highway Engineering Consultant Co., Ltd.
    Yangang East Interchange Project
    Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

    Digital Cities Award for Comprehensive Water Digital Twins
    Águas do Porto, EM
    H2PORTO Technological Platform for the Integrated Management of Porto’s Urban Water Cycle
    Porto, Porto, Portugal

    Advancing Infrastructure Resilience through Digital Twins
    Italferr S.p.A.
    The New Polcevera Viaduct
    Genova, Liguria, Italy

    Advancing Construction Industrialization through Digital Twins
    Heilongjiang Construction High-Tech Capital Group Co., Ltd.
    Smart and Digital Application in Heilongjiang Construction Industry Modernization Demonstration Park
    Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China

    Advancing Economic Infrastructure through Digital Twins
    CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co. Ltd. (WTC)
    SAPT Automatic Container Yard and Housing Project in Pakistan
    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

    Advancing Digital Workflows through Digital Twins
    Mott MacDonald / Systra Designers working with Balfour Beatty / Vinci Joint Venture
    High Speed Two Sectors N1 and N2 Main Works Civil Contract
    Birmingham, Country North Sectors, United Kingdom

    Bentley Institute Knowledge Advancement Advocate Award
    Alison Watson
    , chief executive and founder, Class of Your Own

    The winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

    4D Construction
    Mortenson, Clark – a Joint Venture
    Chase Center and Warriors Mixed-use Office and Retail Development
    San Francisco, California, United States

    PT. Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.
    Design and Build Harbour Road 2 Project
    North Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Buildings and Campuses
    Voyants Solutions
    Detailed Design, Tendering and Project Management Services for Establishment of 12 IT/Hi-Tech Parks in Bangladesh

    Communications and Utilities
    POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Technology Application in Miluo Western 220kV Substation Project
    Miluo City, Hunan Province, China

    Digital Cities
    Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Changjiang Ecological Environmental Protection Group Co.
    Application of Digitalization in Jiujiang Smart Water Management Platform
    Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China

    Geotechnical Engineering
    ARUP Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Tanjong Pagar Mixed Development


    Sulfuric Acid Plant Project in the DRC
    Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Mining and Offshore Engineering
    Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    China Three Gorges New Energy Dalian Zhuanghe III (300MW) Offshore Wind Farm Project
    Dalian, Liaoning, China

    Power Generation
    Hunan Hydro & Power Design Institute
    Hanjiang Yakou Shipping Hub Engineering Project
    Yicheng, Hubei, China

    Project Delivery
    South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
    Seamless Information Sharing and Integration Across Multiple Platforms Using ProjectWise
    Columbia, South Carolina, United States

    Rail and Transit
    Italferr S.p.A
    AV/AC in Southern Italy, Napoli-Bari Route
    Napoli-Bari, Campania-Puglia, Italy

    Reality Modeling
    MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd
    Drone Surveying for BIM and GIS Data Capture – Malaysian Metro Megaproject
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Road and Rail Asset Performance
    Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd
    Pan Borneo Highway
    Sarawak, Malaysia

    Roads and Highways
    Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC
    Foth Transforms, Connects, and Revitalizes Cedar Falls, Iowa Corridor
    Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States of America

    Structural Engineering

    WSP Delivers Optimized Design for Complex Basement under Iconic Admiralty Arch
    London, United Kingdom

    Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
    EPCOR Utilities
    Implementing Risk Based Asset Management for Power Distribution
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Jacobs Engineering Group and Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB
    Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

    Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
    Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall Joint Venture
    Thames Tideway Tunnel
    London, United Kingdom