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Lamprell sees 30% materials reduction from using digital twins

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Offshore marine shipyard Lamprell says that the use of digital twin technology at the design stage can reduce materials by up to 30%.

Lamprell partnered with Akselos on a EUR1.4m European Union funded project to conduct research and pilot of Global Optimal Design of Support Structures – Project GODESS - on one of Lamprell’s UK offshore wind projects.

Using Askelos’ digital twins Lamprell is able to have accelerated design workflows where multiple design alternatives can be tested against thousands of scenarios in minutes.

Lamprell’s CEO, Christopher McDonald, said: “We are delighted at the results we’ve seen with Akselos’ digital twins which provide a true step-change in our design process.

“With their state-of-the-art high-fidelity models, we’ve been able to reduce the steel weight in jacket foundation design and construction by up to 30%. This represents a significant reduction and saving; providing substantial value for our customers and wider stakeholders,” he said.

Lamprell is also applying the technology to the design of oil and gas installation foundations, and has seen a 10% reduction in weight so far.

Thomas Leurent, Akselos’ CEO said: “The pilot project has shown just how much over-conservatism exists in the current design process, and the astonishing amount of value that can be realised by adopting emerging technologies like our digital twins. We look forward to working with Lamprell to help their customers achieve the same success as we’ve seen in this project.”

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