Italian services firm Saipem is implementing software from DNV GL to optimize the planning of inspections and repairs for its crane and pipelaying vessels.
DNV GL said it will supply its advanced software, ShipManager Hull, for implementation on five vessels of the Saipem fleet, starting with Saipem 7000, one of the world's largest crane vessels, as well as the crane vessel FDS2 and pipelaying vessels FDS, Constellation and Castorone.
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 cost savings, especially in drydock, according to DNV GL.
Targeting efficiency gains through digitalization and improved data management, Saipem will use a digital twin of the entire structure in an effort to achieve optimal planning of periodic inspections and drydock 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, 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.
“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.”