Oslo, Norway: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, and Light Structures AS, the world leading supplier of fiber optic condition monitoring systems based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of new methodologies and solutions at the intersection of structural health monitoring and digital twin functionalities.
The MOU was signed on 18 September 2023 at DNV’s Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director for Energy Systems, APAC, DNV and Niklas Hallgren, CEO at Light Structures were both present at the signing.
The collaboration marks a significant step forward in DNV and Light Structures’ shared vision to advance innovative solutions in structural health monitoring and digital twin technologies capable of improving safety at sea as well as unlocking new operational efficiencies with the potential to reduce asset lifecycle maintenance costs.
A key goal of the cooperation is to leverage the inherent value in structural integrity monitoring data acquired using Light Structures’ SENSFIB systems for complex marine and offshore projects. Under the MoU, DNV and Light Structures plan to collaborate on diverse areas including customer requested project and solution design, modelling, hydrodynamic analysis, hybrid twin databases, interfacing, instrumentation, installation & commissioning, and co-marketing activities.
“Our collaboration with Light Structures unlocks the potential to boost digital twin fidelity, resulting in new levels of operational insight for our engineers and customers,” said Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director for Energy Systems, APAC, DNV.
“Digitalisation in the maritime sector has streamlined our ability to widen the scope of applications that structural integrity data can benefit, so we are looking forward to exploring new workstreams and project implementations through our work with DNV,” said Niklas Hallgren, CEO, Light Structures.
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About Light Structures AS
Light Structures AS was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and is now established as the leading provider of turnkey fiber optic stress and fatigue monitoring systems based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology. Light Structures leverages its passion for monitoring to deliver custom solutions based on its SENSFIBTM portfolio for the qualification of uncertainties in relation to ship and maritime asset design, safety and operations. More than 300 SENSFIBTM systems have been installed globally for diverse applications, vessels and customers. Light Structures is headquartered in Oslo and has a growing network of international offices. SENSFIBTM solutions are sold through a dedicated network of partners and agents worldwide. www.lightstructures.com
The patented and intrinsically safe SENSFIBTM range unlocks environmental and financial benefits by giving ship owners and operators the potential to avoid incidents before they happen or to gain a deeper understanding of causes during incident investigation. The range includes diverse solutions that can be customized for specific applications such as Hull Stress Monitoring, FPSO Monitoring, Ice Load Monitoring, Sloshing Monitoring, and the customized HullInfo application. In addition to real-time operational data for decision support on board, SENSFIBTM also provides data for Active Fatigue Management reports, which can contribute to reducing operational cost and extending a vessel’s lifetime. Leveraging the reliability and precision of FBG technology, SENSFIBTM provides unique visibility into asset integrity, enabling improved predictive & condition-based monitoring to be integrated in newbuild vessels or retrofits. Data from SENSFIBTM systems is available on dedicated user terminals, through integrated automation and control systems, and as part of IoT networks and cloud-based operational platforms.
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