Bentley Acquires 9SQ Corporation, Extending Its Support for Users of Plant Design Software in South Korea

Addition of PlantWAVE Software to Portfolio Provides Ability to Automatically Generate 2D Orthographic GA Drawings From 3D Plant Design Systems Including AutoPLANT, PlantSpace, PDS, and PDMS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards – Oct. 14, 2009 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced at this invitation-only gathering of top Bentley users that it has acquired 9SQ Corporation, a leading provider of integration services and plant design software based in South Korea. Through this acquisition Bentley extends its ability to fully support users of plant design software in Korea and the surrounding region and adds PlantWAVE software to its portfolio. With PlantWAVE, users can streamline the production and delivery of 2D orthographic general arrangement (GA) drawings for process, power, offshore, and marine industry applications from 3D design models created using AutoPLANT, PlantSpace, PDS, and PDMS. Among the many engineering/procurement/construction contractors and owner-operators in Korea and North America that 9SQ serves are Daelim Industrial, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, GS E&C, Hyundai Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering Co., LTD., Toyo Engineering Korea, and WorleyParsons.

“On behalf of Bentley, I welcome all PlantWAVE users to the Bentley user community,” said Dr. Jean-Baptiste Monnier, senior vice president, Bentley Asia-Pacific. “They include a number of PDS and PDMS users who are delivering higher quality projects and running more efficient and profitable organizations by taking advantage of PlantWAVE’s ability to save time and increase productivity.”

He continued, “I also welcome our new 9SQ colleagues to the Bentley team. They bring with them invaluable plant design expertise and experience employing knowledge-based engineering methodologies that enable them to consistently exceed user expectations. In addition, the PlantWAVE product line they have developed further extends Bentley’s wide range of plant design offerings.”

Chang Hoon Lee, former president of 9SQ who was just named Bentley technical director in Korea, said, “We are pleased to be a part of Bentley’s global organization. The breadth and depth of its portfolio will enable us to better serve the needs of our clients and further enhance the efficiency of their workflows.” In his new position at Bentley, Mr. Lee is responsible for the continued development of PlantWAVE.

About PlantWAVE

PlantWAVE enables users to automatically generate orthographic GA drawings for process, power, offshore, and marine industry applications from 3D design models created using AutoPLANT, PlantSpace, PDS, and PDMS. By reducing the time required to generate 2D piping GA drawings, PlantWAVE reduces production costs, improves the consistency of drawing quality, and enables engineering teams to spend more time on their design work. For additional information about PlantWAVE, visit www.bentley.com/9SQ.

About the Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards

The Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards, taking place this week in Charlotte, N.C., is Bentley’s premier thought leadership and networking event for 2009. During this invitation-only symposium, the finalists of the 2009 Be Inspired Awards present the best practices behind the successful realization of their projects. In addition, all of the leading practitioners who have gathered for this event have an opportunity to participate in interactive roundtable discussions on the key issues driving the business and design of infrastructure. For additional information about the Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of $500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases, visit www.bentley.com/rss/news. To view a searchable collection of the year’s top infrastructure projects from the annual Be Awards of Excellence (which this year becomes the Be Inspired Awards), visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.

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