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Digital Transformation

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Increasing Accuracy and Efciency with Data-Rich 3D Models

During Construction of the Platforms of Johan Sverdrup

Michael Hodgson, Technical Manager, Trimble

Equinor he design and construction of offshore oil and gas and to date, has built or modifed more than 50 platforms.

platforms are both complex and unique, requiring In 2013, Aibel set a goal to reduce overall engineering time incredible precision and close collaboration be- by up to 30 percent. To meet its target, the company began tween all parties. For this reason, 3D models play looking closely at how construction documentation is pro-

T an important role in the lifecycle of offshore oil platforms. duced and the ways in which teams working in different loca-

Norwegian offshore constructor Aibel has put 3D mod- tions collaborate and share information. els at the heart of its work designing and manufacturing oil Through this process, Aibel discovered constructible BIM platforms. and its ability to help the company create 3D models with

Founded more than 130 years ago, Aibel serves the global data so accurate it translates directly to the physical world. energy industry with engineering, construction, and mainte- As it embarked on several projects for the Johan Sverdrup nance services. The company employs 4,000 people at engi- offshore oil feld, fnding the right solution that would allow neering offces and yards in Norway, Singapore, and Thailand, Aibel to create constructible models and effciently extract 22 OFFSHORE ENGINEER OEDIGITAL.COM

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