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         communication approach between all   grated IoT  and  PLM  technology.  The   sel traffic and helicopters operating in
         three organizations to review data and   power of the Digital Twin  connecting   Dutch waters of the North Sea. Centre
         provide  feedback  around  engineering,   MindSphere IoT real time data to the   of gravity was a principle area of con-
         simulation and testing intent. Using the   virtual engineering  assets in a seam-  cern in each lift due to load dimensions.
         Siemens platform for digital innovation,   less user experience turns generated   The MOD 6 spreader beam combined
         Konecranes has been able to connect the   data into actionable information to cre-  with  chain  slings,  wire  rope slings,
         data from all of these organizations to   ate a closed-loop decision environment   and attachment points that can ro-
         create one 360 degree view of how proto-  for continuous optimization.”  tate 360 degrees under load, to lift two
         types are running and performing, and   Siemens PLM Software, a business   1.6t (1,600kg) skids  from  supply  ves-
         correlating requirements to, real world   unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Di-  sels onto each of three platforms. The
         performance data. A closed-loop digital   vision,  is  a leading global provider of   same configuration also has been used
         twin framework using IoT and product   software solutions to drive the digital   to  lift  skids  onto  five  other  platforms
         lifecycle  management  (PLM)  technolo-  transformation  of  industry,  creating   last year and one offshore wind jacket
         gies can lead to faster design issue reso-  new opportunities for manufacturers to   in  2018.  The  base  of the  skids  mea-
         lution  and  shorter  prototyping  phases   realize innovation. With headquarters   sure (approximately) 2m (6.6 ft.) by 2m
         by leveraging virtual sensor data in   in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 cus-  and they stand 3m (9.8 ft.) high. They
         product simulations to provide accurate   tomers worldwide, Siemens PLM Soft-  were lifted by crane onto the main deck
         results. It can also improve overall qual-  ware works with companies of all sizes   where  batteries were  installed before
         ity and a support downstream product   to transform the way ideas come to life,   being raised to the helideck and welded
         lifecycle processes.               the way products are realized, and the   into place at predetermined positions.
           “Bringing together assets from both   way products and assets in operation   Jansen Marine & Offshore Trading
         the physical and virtual domains pro-  are used and understood. For more in-  BV, of the Netherlands, delivered the
         vides a seamless framework of business   formation on Siemens PLM Software   scope  of  work  to  U.S.-headquartered
         data which can help eliminate rework,   products and services,  visit www.sie-  Tideland Signal. A number of oil and
         leverage factual data  surrounding   mens.com/plm.                    gas platforms will be abandoned in the
         prototypes, and provide closed-loop                                   years to come in the North Sea, before
         feedback regarding physical and vir-  Modulift Spreader Beam          they are  decommissioned. In the  pe-
         tual assets,” said Tony Hemmelgarn,  Lifts Offshore Navigation        riod between shutdown and abandon-
         President  and CEO at Siemens  PLM  Skids                             ment and actual removal, they remain
         Software. “The proof of value of the   A 6t capacity spreader beam was   a hazard and need to be marked to
         digital  twin achieved at  Konecranes   the linchpin in lifting navigation skids   avoid collisions. Since they do not have
         confirms  the  business  value  of  inte-  onto offshore structures that guide ves-   continued on next page

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