Siemens and Bentley Systems agreement
By Ian Vallely07 February 2017
Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems have agreed to develop solutions jointly to accelerate digitalisation of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers.
Bentley Systems is a global leader in software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure.
The first of the new offerings will integrate Bentley Systems’ utility design and geographic information systems (GIS) capabilities with Siemens’ Power System Simulation (PSS) Suite, with specific solutions for power transmission, power distribution, and industrial facilities.
Ralf Christian, CEO of the Siemens Energy Management Division, said, “The energy industry trend toward decentralisation represents a significant challenge as well as a great opportunity for power producers and consumers alike, and our strategic alliance with Bentley Systems will help our customers better leverage this changing landscape through the combination of our powerful solutions.
“Siemens and Bentley share a commitment to openness, interoperability, and the common goal of helping our customers drive the digital enterprise across their supply chains.”
Bentley Systems chief product officer Bhupinder Singh added, “We are excited to collaborate with Siemens to help our power utilities users advance in ‘going digital.’
“Siemens’ expertise in electrical power systems planning and simulation are the perfect complement to our GIS and infrastructure engineering solutions, and we will work together to bring new innovations and tangible business benefits to our users around the world.”