HydroChina Zhongnan’s Use of the Bentley LEARN Training Subscription Wins Bentley’s 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Award

Investment in Learning Has Resulted in 593 Colleagues Being Trained in Basic 3D Design Applications 

Changsha, China – 18 June 2013 – HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, an organization engaged in the planning, investigation, and design of hydropower and wind-power projects, today announced that its Utilization of the Bentley LEARN Training Subscription project has won a 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Award from Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. The project won in the “Sustaining the Professions” category. The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are placed into nomination by an independent panel of jurors for their uniquely innovative and visionary achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees are then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluate them on the criteria established for each award and select those projects that most exemplify outstanding achievement in infrastructure.

Commenting on the award presented to HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation for its Utilization of the Bentley LEARN Training Subscription project, Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley Global Marketing Director, Industrial Process and Operations, said, “The ‘Sustaining the Professions’ award is given to an organization that best demonstrates a commitment to sustaining the infrastructure professions through continuous learning, professional development, and mentoring the next generation of infrastructure professionals, while providing an exceptional environment for learning.

“HydroChina Zhongnan’s core values of reliability, innovation, and preeminence have enabled the organization to deliver exceptional results to its customers. Corporate goals include training existing staff, attracting and retaining new talent, teaching staff how to better compete in the global market, and fostering a proactive culture in which colleagues take the initiative to further educate themselves. As a result, senior management has made it compulsory for each business unit to have at least 40 percent of its staff attend 40 hours of job-related technical training each year.

“This commitment by senior management to implement the training initiative and investment in learning has resulted in a total of 593 colleagues being trained in basic 3D design using MicroStation over a two-month period in 2011. In 2012, more than 900 colleagues received Bentley application-related training through the Bentley LEARN training subscription. Applying incremental learning has improved the quality of HydroChina Zhongnan’s deliverables while also reducing costs.

“On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I congratulate HydroChina Zhongnan on its commitment to continuous learning, through which it has successfully motivated existing staff and attracted new talent.”

HydroChina Zhongnan Deputy President Lixun Di said, “We are extremely gratified to be honored with a Be Inspired Special Recognition Award, which validates our commitment to growing and developing the skills of future engineering professionals. By forming a strong alliance with Bentley, we are able to develop internal-specific content experts to provide training and answer questions. Because Bentley’s information modeling applications are integral to our operation, it is crucial that our young professionals acquire training through extensive learning paths for both technical and soft skills across the organization. Our continuous learning initiative has motivated our colleagues and helped us to attract new talent. I thank everyone at Bentley Systems for this prestigious award.”

About the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards
The winners of the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are placed into nomination by a panel of independent jurors for uniquely innovative and visionary infrastructure project achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees are then reviewed by a panel consisting of Bentley executives. The winners exemplify outstanding projects representing both excellence and innovation in a way that is emblematic of Bentley’s mission of sustaining infrastructure. Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards competition has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of architecture and engineering infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. The awards program is open to all users of Bentley software. For information about the 2013 Be Inspired Awards competition, which is now open for submissions, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired.

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 Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for 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 more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. For additional information about Bentley Systems, visit http://www.bentley.com.

About HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation
Founded in May 1949, HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation is mainly engaged in the planning, investigation, and design of hydropower and wind-power projects; engineering consultancy, supervision, and monitoring; EPC contracting and geotechnical construction; investment and development; international projects; and municipal, traffic, and water engineering. HydroChina Zhongnan’s business activities have encompassed 26 provinces in China and over 30 foreign countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Libya, Colombia, Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. HydroChina Zhongnan is characterized by a complete range of specialties; a skilled technical force; rich engineering certificates for engineering design, engineering investigation, turnkey contracting, engineering supervision, environmental impact assessment, and more that were issued by the State or Sector competent authorities; and the qualification certificate for overseas project contracting business issued by the Commercial Ministry of China. Since 1978, HydroChina Zhongnan has won more than 241 scientific and technological prizes at national, ministerial, or provincial levels. Among them, 66 are at the national level, including 19 national-level prizes for scientific and technological progress, seven gold prizes and three silver prizes for national engineering design of excellence and national engineering reconnaissance of excellence, and two silver prizes for national quality of excellence. For additional information about HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, visit http://en.msdi.cn.