Bharat Oman Refineries Limited Employs Bentley’s ProjectWise to Save Time and Reduce Project Risk

Enables Project Teams and Stakeholders to More Easily and Efficiently Find and Share Information, Improving Project Quality and Reducing Rework

EXTON, Pa. – Feb. 13, 2012 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL) has implemented ProjectWise, Bentley’s collaboration and work-sharing platform, to facilitate the design, construction, and ongoing capacity expansion of its recently commissioned 6 million metric ton refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, India. BORL found that managing and sharing the project’s more than 1 million documents and 100 gigabytes of data among multidisciplinary teams and suppliers was a monumental undertaking. Searching for and accessing this engineering content – which encompassed a variety of formats including Microsoft Office files, AutoCAD, and JPG – and validating that it always reflected the most current technical information was consuming too much time and money. Through their use of ProjectWise, BORL’s project teams and stakeholders can now find and share the information they need far more easily and efficiently, improving quality, reducing rework and costs, and helping them meet project deadlines.

“Using ProjectWise to track and manage project content allows us to facilitate the reuse of design and engineering information, and reduces our design iterations,” said V. N. Herwadkar, vice president, Corporate Planning & Strategy, BORL. “Our design engineers are now anticipating the next phase of our ProjectWise implementation, which will include a web server to provide us with the scalability to publish and access our engineering content through the Internet.”

Added Gita Ramachandran, vice president, ERP & IT, “ProjectWise lets our BORL project teams maintain collaborative workflows, which – on a project of this scale – is a huge undertaking. For example, it enables us to receive revisions from project management consultants, process licensors, equipment suppliers, and multiple other contractors and quickly and securely share that information with authorized users at the job site.”

Through its use of ProjectWise, BORL is now able to cost-effectively manage, quickly access, and securely share work-in-progress engineering content among its civil engineering, operations and maintenance, planning, and other teams engaged in this ongoing project. Moreover, all authorized project stakeholders can participate in dynamic project reviews confident that their comments and feedback are always synchronized with the original source and author to resolve issues quickly and effectively. This is accomplished in a closed loop, returning accurate feedback in context to all relevant designers. As a result, each project team member always has access to the most up-to-date project content for decision making, thereby reducing errors and project risk. Additionally, because ProjectWise is interoperable, the content can be in a wide variety of forms and formats – from CAD drawings and other paper documents to DGN and DWG files, PDFs, Microsoft Office files, and much more.

Commenting on BORL’s implementation of ProjectWise, Atanu Pattanayak, Bentley territory executive, South Asia, said, “Through its deployment of ProjectWise on this complex refinery project, authorized BORL team members are able to accelerate work in progress using their architectural, engineering, and construction authoring tools and workflows of choice. This same capability enabled the team to execute and deliver the initial project ahead of schedule.”

The refinery, which was constructed at a cost of about US$2.4 billion, includes a crude oil supply system comprising a single-point mooring system (SPM), crude oil storage terminal at Vadinar, District Jamnagar, Gujarat, and a 935 kilometer-long cross-country pipeline from Vadinar to Bina. BORL is a joint venture company promoted by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Oman Oil Company Limited (OOCL) as its investment partner. The new refinery will boost BPCL’s processing by more than 30 percent.

About ProjectWise

ProjectWise is a system of collaboration servers and services for AECO information for the design and construction of infrastructure projects while the work is in progress. The system provides secure and managed work sharing, content reuse, and dynamic feedback capabilities including review, mark-up, clash resolution, visualization, automated publishing, and more. Deployed in 72 countries, ProjectWise is the system of choice for 45 of the ENR Top 50 Global Design Firms, 75 of the ENR Top 100 Global Design Firms, 29 of the ENR Top 50 Design-Build Firms, 218 of the Bentley Infrastructure 500 top owners, and half of the U.S. state departments of transportation. For additional information about ProjectWise, 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’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing 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 grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at<> and in Bentley’s annual report<>. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed<> of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure<> publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities<>.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit<>.

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