The west zone of Maynilad Water Services Inc. has announced it was able to make it to the finals of Bentley Systems Inc.’s “2021 Going Digital in Infrastructure Awards,” a global competition recognizing outstanding use of technology in advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations
It is the sole finalist from the Philippines. Its entry under the competition’s “Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Networks” category demonstrated the innovative and effective use of Bentley’s hydraulic modeling software to optimize pump operations, which led to improved water pressure for 58,800 customers in the south while generating 13 percent savings in power consumption.
The Maynilad project is one of only 57 finalists chosen from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organizations from 45 countries.
Winners will be announced during the “Year in Infrastructure” virtual conference, a global gathering of leading executives in infrastructure project design, engineering, construction and operations.
In 2013, Maynilad won a top prize in Bentley’s “Be Inspired Awards with its “Remote Leak Detection through Hydraulic Modeling Project,” besting 40 entries from around the world and was the sole winner from the Philippines.
The “2021 Going Digital in Infrastructure Awards” is organized by Bentley, an engineering software company that provides innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure, sustaining both the global economy and environment.