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Boosting refineries necessary to combat surge in Africa's energy imports: ARDA exec sec

African Energy Week (AEW) 2023 hosted a high-level panel discussion analysing trends within the continent’s downstream segment, as African countries seek to ensure optimal exploitation of domestic resources for energy security, affordability and independence 

APAC's energy sector shines in Bentley System's YII Awards 2023

At its annual Year in Infrastructure conference on 12 October, Bentley Systems awarded 12 companies for their innovative infrastructure solutions 

The event was held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. The finalists, who came from a range of countries around the world, showcased their products and solutions to the audience. 

A panel consisting of jury members picked the winner from 12 different sectors: bridges and tunnels, construction, enterprise engineering, facilities, campus and cities, process and power generation, rail and transport, roads and highways, structural engineering, subsurface modelling and analysis, surveying and monitoring, transmission and distribution, and finally, water and wastewater. 

Some impressive winners were: Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd. (SAMI) in process and power generationPOWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. in transmission and distribution, and Atkins for theirroad and highway project in South Africa.

The company’s CEO, Greg Bentley, highlighted how infrastructure organisations are overcoming the engineering resource capacity gap through infrastructure intelligence strategies. When asked to quantify the engineering hours saved through digital advancements, the Going Digital Awards finalists reported significant median savings of 18%.

He also highlighted multiple infrastructure intelligence strategies that organisations are using to further compound the value of their data, including reusing digital components, integrating subsurface modelling, and incorporating, into evergreen digital twins, operational data from IoT sensors, drones, and even crowdsourcing. He explained how Going Digital Awards finalists and organisations in Singapore are accelerating their infrastructure intelligence through the use of AI.

The finalists used the following Bentley software: iTwin Platform, Bentley Infrastructure Cloud, ProjectWise, SYNCHRO, and AssetWise. 

Africa’s leading business publication undergoes evolution

African Review of Business and Technology, a leading English-language business magazine published by Alain Charles Publishing, has launched on a new platform to provide an enhanced, user-friendly experience

ADIPEC 2023 comes to a close: insights from the most successful ADIPEC yet

ADIPEC 2023 has come to a close, with the global energy industry delivering a clear message that it is united in its commitment to decarbonise and to fast-track the energy transition, while continuing to meet global energy needs

ADIPEC 2023: Tech's role in effective transition

Showcasing the power of technology in delivering a just and effective energy transition, at scale, was in sharp focus on day three of ADIPEC, the world’s largest energy exhibition and conference in Abu Dhabi 

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