Bilfinger and Akselos form partnership: digital twin of complex structural assets for near real-time integrity assessment

September 03, 2019

Industrial services provider Bilfinger and deep tech start-up Akselos have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement Akselos’ breakthrough Digital Twin technology for complex assets in the offshore and process industries. A digital replica of a large and complex asset’s civil structure ensures a near real-time assessment, based on its current integrity status. These cutting edge “reduced basis finite element analysis” (rb-FEA) simulation technologies combined with Bilfinger’s strong expertise in integrity assessment make it possible to assess an asset’s current condition in a precise and fast way, and to predict potential failures or damages before they occur.

The MoU will allow Bilfinger to make Akselos’ next-generation Digital Twin models available to customers in all of its core industries, with large and complex fixed and floating assets in the offshore industry an initial focus. Bilfinger can thereby make its customers a unique offer combining Akselos’ high-fidelity finite element solution with Bilfingers’ engineering and integrity inspection capabilities. 
Akselos’ Digital Twin technology will be presented at the Bilfinger Salamis UK stand (2D60), at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition from September 3 to 6 in Aberdeen, UK.

From its headquarters in Aberdeen, Bilfinger Salamis UK has for many years supported customers in the oil and gas industry with the planning, inspection, optimization and maintenance as well as the final decommissioning of offshore assets. Bilfinger Salamis UK teams up with finite element experts from Bilfinger Tebodin in the delivery of the inspection and maintenance services. This technology is also transferrable to maintenance on pressure pipes, mechanical equipment and wind turbines. Services for offshore wind farms are a growing part of Bilfinger’s portfolio in the North Sea.

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