• WaterGEMS's interoperability and automated tools will enable engineers from different departments to rapidly build and update water network models
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 13, 2007 -- Bentley Systems Incorporated today announced that Manila Water, one of the largest water and wastewater service providers in the Philippines, has selected WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition, Bentley's water distribution modeling solution, to manage the water network serving more than five million people in the East Zone. This area includes eastern Metro Manila and portions of Rizal province.
Commenting on the company's decision to adopt WaterGEMS V8 XM, Abelardo P. Basilio, Manila Water's network planning manager, said, "We were impressed by WaterGEMS' ease of use, data management tools, and integration with various platforms. These features will help us minimize duplication of work while allowing the Technical Support Services department, including the GIS group, and the Water Supply department to leverage data from Manila Water's various existing data sources." WaterGEMS V8 XM will enable Manila Water's staff to exchange data among MapInfo, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and existing water models.
WaterGEMS V8 XM's four interchangeable platforms (stand-alone, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and MicroStation) and automatic model building tools make it easy for users to create a new model or update an existing one. Said Basilio, "With our plan to expand the service area into the northern, southern, and eastern sides of the concession area, our engineers will need to add many new sectors to the water model. WaterGEMS' modules, such as TRex for automated elevation node assignment and LoadBuilder for automated geospatial demand allocation, will be a big help in this effort, which will require regular updates to our water model." The TRex, LoadBuilder, and Thiessen Polygon Creator tools are all included in WaterGEMS V8 XM and can be used from any of its four platforms.
Engineers at Manila Water will also use WaterGEMS V8 XM to create a master plan through the year 2020 for the distribution network. In addition, they plan to eventually link the model to the utility's live SCADA system for operational purposes.
Manila Water is a member of the Ayala Group of Companies (owner of Globe Telecoms, Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., and other enterprises). It manages the water and wastewater systems of the East Zone, consisting of the eastern half of Metro Manila and portions of Rizal province.
Bentley Systems Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.