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Year in Infrastructure (Day 2): Asia, where digitalisation happens

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We continue at the Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure Conference in Singapore. After a first day dedicated to the media, the second day is when the activities for the general public attending the event begin.

As well as multiple workshops presenting the latest software innovations for infrastructure design, construction and operations, today we had the chance to meet and chat with the finalists of this edition of the Year in Infrastructure Awards. In particular, I exchanged views with the finalists in the water category, for which I am a juror this year, and I was impressed with their enthusiasm when they spoke about their projects. Without a doubt, we are talking about a very important acknowledgement for professionals in this field. This is the complete list for the two water categories:

Water, wastewater and stormwater networks

  • Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall Joint Venture. Thames Tideway Tunnel. Thames Tideway, London, United Kingdom.
  • Henan Water & Power Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd. Decision Support System for Emergency Disposal of Sudden Water Pollution in Middle Route of South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Beijing, China.
  • NJS Engineers India P Limited. JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project. Guwahati, Assam, India.

Water and wastewater treatment plants

  • AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte. Ltd. Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant. Singapore
  • Houston Waterworks Team (a Joint Venture of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and CDM Constructors, Inc.) Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion. Houston, Texas, United States
  • Jacobs Engineering Group and Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB. Tuas Water Reclamation Plant. Singapore

Out of the six finalist projects, I would highlight that four are from this side of the world: two from Singapore, one from China, and one from India.

Indeed, we are talking about the countries that lead the infrastructure sector nowadays. The need for infrastructure to meet the needs of a constantly growing population, together with the financial availability to tackle these types of projects, and the increasingly high qualifications of their professionals, make possible the application of the latest innovations in remarkable projects such as the ones we see here. Other finalists, from the United Kingdom and the United States, do not lag behind, so I am absolutely certain that the final awards will be well deserved.

We also had the occasion to interview several representatives from the finalist projects. You will be able to read them in Smart Water Magazine in the coming days.

Greetings from Singapore, and we will keep you informed.

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