Digital twin: Guiding asset owners to overcome common pitfalls
The OptiLay advanced onboard software system helps to monitor and plan installation operations from the bridge of a lay vessel.
The installation of offshore lines is becoming ever-more challenging, with greater demands being placed on contractors to maximise productivity and efficiency while minimising risk to line integrity. Achieving these significant and sometimes conflicting objectives requires careful analysis, planning and decision-making processes, both before and during project execution.
OptiLay has been specifically developed to help optimise such processes. It uses real-time measurements and simulations to provide greater clarity for decision making and improved vessel productivity, saving on survey costs and providing better control over as-laid pipeline integrity.
OptiLay automatically takes outputs from existing vessel measurement systems (e.g., DP, WAVEX, MRU, load cells, tensioners, etc.) and uses them to predict and display the behaviour of the line under prevailing and forecast conditions.
The general capabilities of the system include line integrity monitoring, workstation production monitoring, and motion and load monitoring. It is also worth noting that additional or unique project requirements can be facilitated through customisation and configuration of each OptiLay deployment.
OptiLay provides both operators and installation contractors with significant benefits that translate into direct cost savings and enhanced line integrity. These include:
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