The $1.3 billion Hanzelijn civil engineering project encompasses a new
45-kilometer railway link that will reduce travel time between the Amsterdam
region and the northern provinces of Holland. The goal was to develop a fully
automated process for managing 3D data and the machine control systems
used for grading, thereby reducing construction time and the amount of carbon
Using MX, Martens en van Oord reduced the number of steps from 3D design
to machine control and provided an overview of how the groundwork could
be implemented most efficiently. MicroStation PowerDraft generated final
drawings, made modifications during construction, and delivered reports and
cross-section designs in the appropriate layout.
PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.
Information System for Railway Lines (SILK)
SILK, a $625,000 information system for railway lines, was developed to
improve decision making for modernizing and developing state railways in
Poland. PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe created this information system as a spatial
reference system that catalogs and shares information related to investment,
real estate property, and inventory.
The company used Bentley PowerMap, MicroStation, Bentley Geospatial
Server, and Project Wise to develop SILK. Project Wise enabled users to more
efficiently and quickly distribute files and data and to centralize information,
and improved information access led to better communications and data flow as
well as time and money savings in managing railway investments.