Oil and gas services firm Saipem is implementing a planned maintenance programme based on digital twins on five crane and pipelaying vessels
The company will use DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull software to carry out predictive maintenance based around steel and coating calculations and predictive analytics on crane vessels Saipem 7000 and FDS2, and pipelaying vessels FDS, Constellation and Castorone.
Implementing ShipManager forms the first of a series of initiatives from Saipem aimed at demonstrating efficiency gains through digitalisation and improved data management.
Saipem’s asset digital transformation leader Giampaolo Bonalumi said “With this powerful tool we will be fully in control of the condition of the hull[s] of our construction vessels.”
DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull is installed on more than 500 vessels worldwide and is part of the ShipManager maritime software portfolio, which includes modules for technical management, procurement, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.
The software will first be implemented on Saipem 7000, the third-largest crane vessel after Heerema Marine Conctractors’ Sleipnir and Thialf. Saipem 7000 is a self-propelled semi-submersible with a lifting capability of 14,000 tonnes at 42 m and a J-lay tower that enables laying pipe in depths greater than 2,000 m. It has a dynamic positioning class of DP3 and can accommodate up to 725 people.