Major projects in Indonesia, Singapore shine at Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure 2022

The winners of the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, hosted by Bentley Systems, were announced in London, the UK on 15 November. Three of them are from Southeast Asia, including one in Indonesia and two in Singapore.

This annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world.

Finalists presented their projects before global press and 11 independent jury panels at the 2022 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards event, held on 14-15 November. The jurors determined the winners of the 12 award categories from 36 finalists, which were shortlisted from over nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organisations from 47 countries.

The three winners from Southeast Asia are:

PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk
Integrated High Speed Rail and Station Jakarta – Bandung
Jakarta, Indonesia

(Winner – Rail and Transit category)

The integrated high-speed rail between Jakarta and Bandung aims to reduce congestion between the two cities and foster a culture of public transportation in Indonesia. Spanning 143 km in length and featuring various structures, the project presented geological and coordination challenges, compounded by an accelerated project schedule amid a global pandemic. Having used 2D design and conventional survey methods on past projects, resulting in delays, additional cost and inefficient construction, lead contractor PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) realised that it needed an integrated BIM and digital twin solution.

Leveraging Bentley’s open civil design and reality modelling applications, and digital twin technology, Wika developed a connected digital ecosystem and single source of truth, facilitating dynamic modelling and the generation of an intelligent digital twin. The integrated solution streamlined workflows, improving efficiency, design quality and calculation, saving US$185 million 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.

More information on the project can be viewed in this video.

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

(Winner – Water and Wastewater category)

Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, is building the state-of-the-art Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP), providing a treatment facility for industrial and household wastewater designed to maximise water recovery and reduce energy consumption. Jacobs is responsible for design and construction management, including managing and integrating digital information across 17 contract packages. They want to achieve world-class digital delivery, but faced challenges coordinating and managing the voluminous data and multiple disciplines. Previous software packages proved ineffective, so they sought a cloud-based digital platform capable of collaborative, federated modelling.

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 democratising BIM and digital transformation across multiple stakeholders. The solution automated information extraction, improving engineering quality, efficiency and collaboration. Establishing a connected digital platform enhanced construction and project delivery and optimised digital capabilities, streamlining workflows. The digital twin will provide a seamless transition into digital asset management for operations and maintenance.

More information on the project can be viewed in this video.

Singapore Land Authority
SG Digital Twin Empowered by Mobile Mapping

(Winner – Surveying and Monitoring category)

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) initiated a national 3D mapping of Singapore via aerial and street mobile mapping with a ‘capture once, use by many’ objective, to create a smart, resilient and sustainable nation. The project presented challenges when integrating aerial and mobile-captured data, compounded by difficulties refining 600 billion point clouds and sharing 25 terabytes of mobile mapping data with government agencies and stakeholders. 

SLA needed a comprehensive, web-based application to manage the massive amount of data and develop a digital twin. 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 S$26 million 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.

More information on the project can be viewed in this video.

In addition to the Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure winners, Bentley’s CEO Greg Bentley highlighted the Founders’ Honors in his plenary session on 15 November. These projects are chosen individually by the Bentley founders from the hundreds of Going Digital Awards nominations received.

The Founders’ Honors recognition is presented to a small number of exemplary projects, individuals and organisations that particularly inspired Bentley in its mission of advancing the world’s infrastructure, while sustaining both the global economy and the environment.

Note: Click here for all winners of Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, and here for all Founders’ Honors.

Image credits:
Image 1 & 5: Bentley Systems
Image 2: PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk
Image 3: Jacobs
Image 4: Singapore Land Authority