Siemens and Bentley partner in new digital solution

Siemens PLM Software and Bentley Systems have announced an integrated solution for enterprises to deliver capital projects more efficiently, combining Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio with Bentley’s ProjectWise and its Connected Data Environment (CDE)
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Enterprises can deliver capital projects more efficiently using digital twins to manage complexity and simulate the performance of intelligent plants

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: Teamcenter is one of the world's most widely used product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, and ProjectWise is the project delivery collaboration platform for 43 of Engineering News Record's global Top 50 Design Firms. The new offering continues Siemens' and Bentley's strategic alliance that was announced in 2016, which will extend enterprise visibility across programme management of capital project engineering and construction.

"In going digital, the work of engineers and constructors is increasingly about the digital context and digital components around, and within, their infrastructure projects," said Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems. "As we industrialise project delivery, it is exciting for us to be working with Siemens to extend the reach of our CDE's digital workflows beyond individual capital projects. With the Teamcenter PLM integration, the connections of project digital twins can now both expand into their enterprise context, and drill down into their manufactured components - advancing infrastructure through digital DNA."

The capabilities for systems engineering and requirements management within Teamcenter, and lifecycle simulation of engineered components, are now complemented by Bentley's CDE to take advantage of a project digital twin. Project digital twins automate digital alignment and change synchronisation across the project supply chain, enabling continuous and comprehensive status reviews.

Digitalising a plant from the beginning of a project enables the aggregation and dissemination of data in a scalable and manageable fashion. By connecting digital twins with a consistent digital thread, companies can reduce project delivery costs and avoid cost overruns, and can improve operational margins by increasing plant productivity and reducing operational overhead. Enterprises can now achieve consistent digital workflows that span project economics, programme management, and project controls to speed up capital project delivery, reduce cost overruns, and improve fit-for-purpose project outcomes. The solution will be available to the market beginning in early 2019.

Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO of Siemens PLM Software, said: "Owner/operators and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in the industry need to lower costs and deliver projects more efficiently, and this new digital solution facilitates data-driven business processes for the optimisation of projects and the plant. Powered by the digital twin, this solution allows engineering data to flow between capital project stakeholders, and will support a broad set of industry use cases."