Bureau Veritas Releases New "Digital Twin" Program


Published Apr 21, 2017 9:41 AM by Bureau Veritas

Veristar AIM3D, based on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, combines a digital twin of any marine or offshore assets with smart data in a collaborative environment. It is conceived to be used from the design stage, through construction, and throughout the operational lifecycle, to reflect and predict the condition of any asset, or fleet of assets. The solution supports risk based inspection and condition based maintenance approaches.

Veristar AIM3D provides asset management dashboards for individual ships, rigs or facilities – or for entire fleets. This will enable smarter decisions based on better visibility of actual asset condition and performance. This will reduce costs during operations and provide return of experience data to better inform design and construction, so helping address the twin challenges of reducing both CAPEX and OPEX.

"This technology is taking the industry forward, connecting surveyors, drones, experts with data through mobile applications, cloud based systems and enterprise software solutions, all to reduce risk and to improve safety and financial performance", said Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. "Our priority is to support operators" OPEX and CAPEX challenges while either maintaining or raising safety standards.”

With this solution Bureau Veritas is also addressing the challenge of fragmented IT environments. Veristar AIM3D is asset adaptable and, while offshore operators were the primary market for the investment, the solution is suitable for operators and fleet managers of conventional ships: particularly, if classification requirements, as well as shipmanagement systems, are integrated.

Before construction, during the design stages, plan approval on 3D models can be carried out directly with designers. These can then be used throughout an asset's life with the new service creating a reliable, single source of truth for better decision making about actual and future asset condition.

Bureau Veritas' solution bridges the gap between available technology and industry needs, enhancing safety, risk and operational management to move beyond traditional reporting structures. When used to its full potential, Veristar AIM3D could lead to a complete change in how inspection, maintenance and repair activities are prepared and reported. Data, presented in concise dashboards, will be immediately available to all stakeholders having access to the asset Veristar AIM3D platform. Accumulated data across assets types and through life should enable a combination of predictive responses and a feed back into better designs.

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 69,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

For more information, please go to www.bureauveritas.com/marine-and-offshore (marine client portal at www.veristar.com), or contact Nicholas Brown (+33 (0) 6 04 91 72 41) or Capucine Rios (+33 (0)6 30 47 09 81). 

The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.