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Bentley partners with Microsoft for Malaysia rail scheme

Artist's impression for SSP station

Bentley Systems is partnering with Microsoft to deliver better data management for Malaysia’s 52.2km rail scheme.

Bentley data experts are using Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing software for its OpenRail connected data system to be used on Malaysia’s biggest infrastructure project. 

OpenRail lets teams across design and construction share data in real time, stopping problems from delaying work on site.

On Malaysia’s Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) rail line, developed by the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC), OpenRail is expected to boost productivity by 35%.

Arup is the underground reference design consultant for the SSP line, also known as the Klang Valley MRT SSP Line 2.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said: “MRTC is going digital, harnessing Bentley and Microsoft technology to deliver one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Asia.”

The SSP line is the second of three Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) schemes to run through Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital. When it opens in 2022 it will have 35 stations, with 24 above ground and 11 below, with a 13.5km tunnelled section for track.

It forms part of a plan to ease congestion for Kuala Lumpur’s 1.7M residents, who live within just 151km2 – making it one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Roughly 160,000 cars crawl through the city each day.

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