Bureau Veritas, Aras to deploy digital twin pilots


Shipping classification society Bureau Veritas has teamed up with Aras to deploy digital twin pilots across different markets.

The technologies aim to provide accurate and detailed information in real-time and further advance classification processes.

The move comes as part of Bureau Veritas’ global revamp of its Marine & Offshore services.

Deployment off these pilots will enable the organisation to create a single source of truth for each ship and asset, ensure end-to-end traceability of ship data, anticipate the evolution of regulatory requirements, continuously update data from design to operations, and increase collaboration with real-time access to ship data.

Both parties hope that these digital twin’s will be foundation to further develop data services to improve safety, operational and environmental performance for all types of assets.

“Through our collaboration with Aras, we are bringing major innovation to the maritime industry that will provide our customers with an advanced and enhanced digital experience for all types of services,” said Laurent Hentges, Vice President of Digital Solutions & Transformation at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

“We chose Aras Innovator for its flexibility and ability to adapt to our business needs. It will enable greater collaboration with our customers and facilitate data transfers and connections with our clients’ systems.” 

Stéphane Guignard, Vice President of Operations in Europe for Aras, added: “The implementation of the Aras platform will enable Bureau Veritas to create a true digital twin that reflects real time configuration and can trace operational and maintenance activities that have occurred to their vessels over time, all while connecting to other information systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP) or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

“We look forward to working with Bureau Veritas more broadly in the global digital transformation of its business processes.” 

Bureau Veritas previously granted VPLP Design, Alwana Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO Approval in Principle (AIP) for their wind-assisted, LNG-powered ‘Trade Wings 2,500’ containership.

The parties said in a joint statement that the 2,500 TEU vessel fosters the combination of a wind-assisted propulsion with six Oceanwings with an LNG-electric propulsion with pods.

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