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Bentley unveils global infrastructure rankings

October 25, 2010

Bentley Systems’ ‘Infrastructure 500’ compares Australia with Walmart in a comprehensive list of global infrastructure owners.

Bentley Systems Incorporated has released its inaugural list of the top 500 owners of infrastructure in the world.

The _Bentley Infrastructure 500_ Top Owners ranking lists infrastructure owners in both private and public sectors, with rankings based on the value of their total investments in infrastructure. The list covers owners from 46 countries, representing over US$13 trillion in infrastructure.

The list includes manufacturers, state and national governments, universities, multi-national corporations and utilities, providing a comprehensive tool for comparing infrastructure levels across types of infrastructure, regions of the world, and public and private corporations.

The top 10 is populated by eight energy and utility companies, alongside the United States Government and the US Army. California is the highest state to feature on the list, ranking at number 14 with an infrastructure value of US$102,201 million.

The Commonwealth of Australia came in at number 26 on the list with an infrastructure value of US$77,752 million, but was topped by companies such as American retail giant Walmart at number 13 with an investment of US$102,307 million and the Chevron Corporation at number 18 with a US$96,468 million investment.

The Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA) in New South Wales ranked just four places behind the Commonwealth of Australia at number 30, with an infrastructure investment of US$72,795 million.

The highest-ranking mineral resources owner is Brazilian Vale, at number 36 with US$66,169 million. Australian firms BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are ranked 61 and 63, with US$47, 929 and US$45,803 million respectively.

The top 10 owners and the values of their infrastructure are:

1. United States Government, US$282.7 billion
2. Electricite de France SA – EDF, US$186.4 billion
3. Gazprom (Russia), US$161.8 billion
4. PetroChina Company Limited, US$155.9 billion
5. Exxon Mobil Corporation, US$139.1 billion
6. Petrobras (Brazil), US$132.2 billion
7. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, US$129.1 billion
8. United States Department of the Army, US$122.1 billion
9. Enel Spa (Italy), US$113.9 billion
10. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Japan), US$107.8 billion

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said: “The many of us who participate in creating value for these owners as part of their supply chains will find the Bentley Infrastructure 500 rankings of particular interest and value in helping to gain insight and glean new opportunities. Equally important, the rankings and measurements provide a frame of reference to help all of us appreciate just how massive investments in infrastructure are, and the degree to which enabling better returns on these investments is leveraged.”

The Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking will be updated annually. The full list is available at ["www.bentley.com/500":http://www.bentley.com/500/].

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