Tech firms integrate platform to enable digital twins

28 August 2018
Siemens and Bentley announce an integrated solution designed to deliver capital projects more efficiently

Siemens PLM Software, a subsidiary of the German technology giant, and US-based  Bentley Systems have partnered to offer an integrated software suite designed to help organisations deliver capital projects more efficiently.

The ‘integrated solution’ is expected to help build the digital twins project, allowing engineering data to flow smoothly between capital project stakeholders that include owners, operators and engineering, and procurement and construction (EPC) firms.

The solution could benefit the GCC region, which awards an average of between $120bn and $150bn-worth of capital projects annually. An estimated $330bn-worth of projects are further planned across the region’s chemical, gas, industrial, oil, power and water sectors, according to MEED Projects data.

“[Stakeholders] need to lower costs and deliver projects more efficiently,” says Tony Hemmelgarn, Siemens PLM Software CEO, adding that the new digital solution “facilitates data-driven business processes for the optimisation of projects and the plant.”

“The work of engineers and constructors is increasingly about the digital context and digital components around, and within, their infrastructure projects,” says Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems.

He adds that the integration of Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM into Bentley’s Connected Data Environment (CDE) products will extend the connections of project digital twins into their enterprise context and drill down into their manufactured components.

Project digital twins is a concept where alignment and change synchronisation across the project supply chain is fully automated, enabling continuous and comprehensive status reviews.

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