Bentley and Microsoft collaborate on Malaysian infrastructure project

Bentley and Microsoft collaborate on Malaysian infrastructure project
Digitisation project will improve mobility for residents and ease traffic by 160,000 cars daily

Elly Yates-Roberts |

American software development company Bentley Systems is collaborating with Microsoft on an infrastructure project in Malaysia which involves the digitisation of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation’s (MRTC) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) railway line.

According to Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, this is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Asia. Expected to complete in 2022, it aims to create better mobility for residents and ease traffic by an estimated 160,000 cars daily.

The MRTC project team will use Bentley’s OpenRail connected data environment, along with its ProjectWise and AssetWise solutions, powered by Microsoft Azure. The combined technologies will ensure real-time collaboration and the management of asset information throughout the project.

“By turning to the Bentley/Microsoft cloud-based solution, we are able to streamline collaboration across all teams and identify and mitigate potential issues, before they impact cost, schedule and safety,” said Poh Seng Tiok, director of planning and design for MRTC. “We expect to increase productivity by about 35%, by reducing design rework and providing real-time, accurate information.”

In recognition of its involvement in the project, Bentley Systems has received a 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award. “Our ecosystem of partners is crucial to delivering transformative solutions, and this year’s winners have proven to be some of the finest among their peers,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of One Commercial Partner at Microsoft. “We are pleased to recognise Bentley Systems for being selected as winner of the 2018 Microsoft CityNext award.”

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