RIB Signs a MTWO Phase-II-Cloud Contract (No. 02 / 2021) with Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany, 13 January 2021.
RIB Software SE, the world’s leading provider of iTWO 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry, today announced the conclusion of a MTWO Phase-II-contract with Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH.
Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH is a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and is one of the two Central German airports, alongside Dresden Airport. With freight volumes of more than 1.2 million tonnes per annum, Leipzig/Halle is Germany’s second-largest cargo airport. Because of its excellent connections, millions of passengers from the Leipzig/Halle urban region and beyond use the airport in order to travel to destinations all over the world, either on non-stop or feeder flights.
Due to the steadily increasing demand in the air freight and logistics sector, the Supervisory Board of Mittdeldeutsche Flughafen AG has set a further strategic course for the expansion of the airport. By approving an investment programme worth half a billion euros, the shareholders cleared the way for investment in new aprons, logistics and office buildings in the northern and southern sections and the central area of Leipzig/Halle Airport. In order to be able to implement this construction volume, Leipzig/Halle Airport will rely on the iTWO 4.0 platform in the Microsoft Azure Cloud from 2021.
Gerd Maitschke, Head of Expansion Projects at Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH: “We are planning expansion projects on a large scale. Our specialist department is being equipped with the appropriate technical resources for this. An essential component here is a solution for project management that not only meets our requirements but is also ready for use as quickly as possible. The RIB software is intended to map all project processing tasks in a homogeneous overall solution. In this way, we want to completely dissolve program and data-related media discontinuities within the organisation. With iTWO 4.0, all project data and processes – from preliminary planning to construction acceptance – will be integrated in a continuous, cloud-based, BIM 5D solution”.
Michael Woitag, COO and CTO of the RIB Group: “The fast provision and secure data storage with MTWO was the focus of the decision-making process when choosing a suitable software. The employees of the airport should be relieved by the accompanying process optimisation and be able to concentrate on their core processes. Our iTWO 4.0 Managed Cloud platform, built and managed by our daughter company RIB Cloud, will support all essential tasks of project management – from planning, tendering and awarding to execution, acceptance and operation. The mapping of digital 5D terrain and as-built models can be carried out in the MTWO cloud in the future and used as a basis for planning. In addition, iTWO 4.0 will be used as an exchange platform between the client, contractor, subcontractors and other participants. Our construction site app will also be used to support employees and project partners in processes relevant to the construction site. We are really looking forward to supporting Leipzig/Halle Airport in its construction projects as an innovative and reliable partner”.
Berend-Jan van Maanen, RIB Cloud CEO: “Our mission is to help businesses achieve more with cloud technology. We are proud to help Flughafen Leipzig doing just that. RIB Cloud has been providing cloud services for some of the largest global clients in construction and engineering together with RIB Software.”
Berend-Jan continues, “An airport like Leipzig knows that we monitor this critical cloud infrastructure 24/7”, says Berend-Jan. “This way, the airport can focus on enabling transport of goods and travelers. We automated MTWO Cloud to a very high degree as SaaS using Azure DevOps technology and our passionate engineers’ expertise. As a result, we delivered this environment in 24 hours, data is secure, and the application and cloud infrastructure are performant and cost effective. It was a wonderful team effort.”
About RIB Group
RIB Software SE is an innovator in the building and construction industry. The company develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies and Managed Cloud Services via its daughter company, RIB Cloud, for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. iTWO 4.0, RIB’s flagship cloud-based platform, provides the world’s first enterprise cloud technology based on 5D BIM with AI integration for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc. With over 50 years of experiences in the construction industry, RIB Software SE focuses on IT and engineering and becomes the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in new thinking, new working methods and new technologies to enhance construction productivity. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Hong Kong, China, and listed on the prime standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With over 2,700 talents in more than 25 countries worldwide, RIB is targeting to transform the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century.