Published: 31 October 2018 31 October 2018
Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland.
When Bureau Veritas was looking to develop the next generation of its Veristar Asset Integrity Management Software, it decided to partner with Dassault Systèmes in 2015 and culminating in the launch of the Veristar AIM 3D Asset Integrity Management solution in 2017.
ORE Catapult is already working with a number of partners to develop a “Digital Twin” of the Levenmouth Turbine, focused around the collection of real-time operational SCADA and condition monitoring data from several disparate systems. The collaboration agreement between Bureau Veritas and ORE Catapult is to create a collaborative, interactive digital twin, including 2D diagrams and 3D representations of the wind turbine, where post-processed SCADA and condition monitoring data as well as manually collected inspection data is to be brought back into a unified database of the turbine. The collaboration will address how this information is then presented, thanks to the collaborative digital twin, in the most intuitive manner to the operator, for data-driven decision-making and overall understanding of the asset condition and incoming threats.