DNV to explore integrating live CM data in digital twin services
DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Light Structures AS, a leading supplier of fibre optic condition monitoring systems, to cooperate on the development of new methodologies and solutions at the intersection of structural health monitoring and digital twin functionalities.
The MoU was signed on 18 September 2023 at DNV’s Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director for Energy Systems, APAC, DNV and Niklas Hallgren, CEO at Light Structures were both present at the signing.
The Motorship has previously produced features on Light Structures’ SENSFIB technology, and the extension of its applications from very specialised vessels, such as ARC 130 icebreakers, to Aframax tankers and modern Ro-Ro vessels, reflecting a growing interest in long-term structural monitoring due to the safety and financial benefits it can enable, for instance, by helping to extend the operational lifespan of a ship.