Saipem taps DNV GL for digital twin system

8/13/2019

Saipem, the energy and infrastructure solution provider, is implementing DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, on five vessels of the Saipem fleet. It will start with Saipem 7000, one of the world's largest crane vessels with a lifting capability of 14,000 tons at 42 meters. Crane vessels are exposed to high stresses during lifting, demanding particular attention to structural integrity. The frequent ballasting of the vessel increases the need for efficient monitoring of ballast tank corrosion. Saipem will be able to use a digital twin of the entire structure for optimal planning of periodic inspections and dry-dock repairs.

Saipem 7000
Saipem 7000

With ShipManager Hull, owners can use 3D digital twins for full lifecycle management of the hull structure. All data is centralized and easily accessible for steel and coating calculations and predictive analytics, enabling significant cost savings, especially in dry-dock.

“With this tool we will be fully in control of the condition of the hull of our construction vessels,” says Giampaolo Bonalumi, asset dgital transformation leader at Saipem. ShipManager Hull will also be used for the crane vessel FDS2 and pipelaying vessels FDS, Constellation and Castorone. The implementation of ShipManager was chosen by Saipem as one of the first initiatives to demonstrate efficiency gains through digitalization and improved data management.

 “ShipManager Hull is a proven tool in the maritime industry and is growing within the offshore industry,” says Ketil Aamnes, VP and regional manager, EMEA, DNV GL – Digital Solutions. “Saipem is demonstrating the value of the solution for specialized structures such as crane and pipelaying vessels,” he says.

ShipManager Hull, installed on more than 500 vessels worldwide, is part of DNV GL’s maritime software portfolio for ship management and operations, used on 6500 vessels. ShipManager covers modules for technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.

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