Saipem has started implementation of DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, based on 3D digital twins of crane and pipelaying vessels.
DNV GL will supply its advanced software, ShipManager Hull, for implementation 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 tonnes at 42 meters. Saipem will be able to use a digital twin of the entire structure for optimal planning of periodic inspections and dry-dock repairs.
“With this powerful tool we will be fully in control of the condition of the hull of our construction vessels,” said Giampaolo Bonalumi, asset digital transformation leader at Saipem.
ShipManager Hull will also be used for the crane vessel FDS2 (2011) and pipelaying vessels FDS (2000), Constellation (2014) and Castorone (2012).
“ShipManager Hull is a proven tool in the maritime industry and is growing within the offshore industry,” said 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.”