Port of Rotterdam joins common digital language platform

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Port of Rotterdam joins BIM

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has joined BIM Basis Infra, a common language used for exchanging digital information about maritime infrastructure, as part of its digitalisation strategy.

The Port said BIM (Building Information Management) Basis Infra will help it improve information management processes across various assets, such as quay walls and bollards.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s ambition is to build a digital infrastructure to shadow its analogue infrastructure. By building a digital replica (digital twin) of the Port Industrial Complex, the whole life cycle of the port area, i.e. the development, management and demolition of assets and infrastructure can be simulated and shaped.

This will allow smarter and more efficient management of logistics chains and asset maintenance. 3D BIM creates a solid basis on which to develop this digital twin.

In a statement, the Port said, “BIM is all about the integrated management and use/reuse of digital construction information throughout the life cycle of a building.

“Wherever possible, data is entered once and used multiple times. The client, the architect, consultants, contractor and installation engineer use open standards to exchange information with one another. The parties involved each use their own software.”

Earlier in January 2021 it unveiled a plan to pilot smart bollard technology to improve maintenance operations.

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