Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.’s ‘Integrated Plant Construction System’ Wins Bentley’s 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Award

New System Provides All Personnel Involved in the Construction Process with Clear, Reliable Information, Reducing Site Construction Costs

TOKYO – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.’s Integrated Plant Construction System project has won a 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Award. The project won in the “Bentley Developer Network” category. The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are placed into nomination by an independent panel of jurors for their uniquely innovative and visionary achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees are then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluate them on the criteria established for each award and select those projects that most exemplify outstanding achievement in infrastructure.

Commenting on the Be Inspired Special Recognition Award presented to Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, a joint venture established by Hitachi, Ltd. and General Electric Company, Carey Mann, Bentley vice president, solutions, said, “The ‘Bentley Developer Network’ award is given to an organization that leverages the power of Bentley’s platform technology to develop unique and innovative custom applications.

“Because any error occurring in the upstream phase considerably affects construction in the downstream phase, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy developed a high-quality and reliable power plant construction system that provides consistent and coordinated project control throughout the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) lifecycle and improves quality and efficiency by closely managing and monitoring field work.

“On this large-scale project, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy used MicroStation to leverage the EPC integrated construction system, which has now been deployed in the field. It supports a design team distributed over multiple locations and accelerates information sharing and communications across project teams. Bentley Developer Network members develop complementary applications exclusively for in-house customization, integration, and use on Bentley products. Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy is now using its new system on its first project. By providing all personnel involved in the construction process with clear, reliable, unambiguous information, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy expects to reduce site construction costs by up to 20 percent.

“On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I congratulate Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy on winning the 2012 ‘Bentley Developer Network’ award.”

Jun Miura, nuclear plant department manager, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., said, “We promoted the utilization of advanced information technology, including the full application of 3D CAD and the systematization of on-site works, to realize our construction-oriented EPC project. Our innovative approach introduces technologies that are based on a Human-Centered Design methodology to unlock the true needs of users in the field. Moreover, it provides intuitive, comprehensive, and efficient construction simulation by means of 4D visualization. We have confirmed that this system will effectively serve construction-oriented EPC project requirements on a global basis and will continue to expand its deployment and use.”

About the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards

The winners of the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are placed into nomination by a panel of independent jurors for uniquely innovative and visionary infrastructure project achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees are then reviewed by a panel consisting of Bentley executives. The winners exemplify outstanding projects representing both excellence and innovation in a way that is emblematic of Bentley’s mission of sustaining infrastructure.

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards competition has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of architecture and engineering infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. The awards program is open to all users of Bentley software. For additional information, visit

About Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.

Hitachi-GE, a joint venture established by Hitachi, Ltd. and General Electric Company in July 2007, as one of the world’s leading comprehensive plant manufacturers, engages in the development, planning, design, manufacture, inspection, installation, pre-operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactor-related equipment and is able to execute integrated project management. Hitachi-GE has been involved with 23 reactors in Japan to date, including those currently under construction. Among them, it has participated in all of Japan’s Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) projects—four ABWRs are already operational and three are under construction. Overseas, it has supplied major nuclear reactor equipment for the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan. For additional information about Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. For additional information about Bentley, visit

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