Siemens and Bentley extend software partnership

Posted on 8 Apr 2013

The Siemens Industry Automation Division and Bentley Systems will extend their strategic collaboration to the process industry, while covering more functions.

The companies hope to increase the interoperability between Siemens’ Comos engineering software and the OpenPlant 2D/3D by Bentley, which is expected to result in benefits in activities such as plant design, engineering, procurement, and construction.

The goal is the creation of a system that provides data on the entire lifecycle of a plant, while giving users access to other activities performed by Bentley, such as steel construction, laser scanning, or construction simulation.

Andreas Geiss, vice president of Comos Industry Solutions, Siemens, said: “By increasing the interoperability of our fully integrated 2D engineering software solution Comos with Bentley’s open 3D system OpenPlant, we will be generating exciting new potential for users. This will benefit both plant engineering and operation.”

Ken Adamson, Bentley vice president, building, electrical, and plant products, also commented: “This breakthrough is a validation of our organisations’ interoperability strategies, and a great return on Bentley’s investment in ISO 15926 and iRING. It brings our joint users information mobility from design and construction through operations and maintenance.”