Technologies in the Spotlight August 2021 | Digital Twin Technologies

AUGUST 2021 Technologies in the Spotlight


Digital twin technology is gaining widespread popularity given its ability to get real-time insights on physical assets and provide data to forecast future performance.

Much like a pairing of the virtual and physical world, digital twin is a virtual environment based on generated data from sensors attached to the systems. With consistent generation of data from the sensors and the computing power of the virtual environment, engineers are able to analyse the current and predict the future performance of systems. This way, companies are able to make informed operational decisions and optimise their assets. 

With the value that digital twin technologies can bring to companies, we are featuring them on this month’sTechnologies in the Spotlight. By clicking the photos of the technology, you will be directed to its tech page which contains key information, i.e. specifications, relative business impact, and deployment profile.

Below is a list of digital twin technologies you can find on



Industrial AI Driving Asset Uptime Reliability and Operational Efficiency

Delivering actionable insights through AI powered digital solutions across the Oil & Gas value chain. Cerebra drives actions on the field through use case specific “Digital Assistant” which combines sensor intelligence, video intelligence and edge intelligence.



Other Digital Twin Technologies

ePAV | Reduce time and improve accuracy in digitizing information

ePAV™ is a digital data collection app that allows companies to conduct a PAV, inventory audit or any field data collection and verification exercise with 4 times more accuracy and in half the time. With standardised and pre-populated data points, the app eliminates human error, standardizes data from source and eliminates the requirement for post walk down data processing.

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3D Laser Surveys and 3D Digital Twin Creation | Surveying sites in days not years

Using 3D laser scanning technology, A3D is able to survey entire sites in days as opposed to years at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional methods. Laser scanning technology produces can produce an as-built survey of your entire facility at an accuracy of +/-1mm, without site disruption or the need for scaffolding. 

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Makoro™ | Accelerating asset performance for manufacturers, owners, and operators

Systems Navigator has been implementing planning & scheduling solutions since 2003. In 2010, they started the development of their own (web-based) planning & scheduling platform, which was replaced in 2017 by its successor Dropboard.

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Scenario Navigator | Turn your simulation model into a digital twin

Scenario Navigator includes model development & hosting, scenario management & comparison, results analysis, reporting & auditing. The software can handle both historic and actual operational data coming from ERP/MES and other business systems. Modeling paradigms that are supported include discrete-event, continuous & agent-based simulation, heuristics, algorithms & optimization. Scenario Navigator is able to predict the future state(s) of any system, enabling users to make better decisions on planning, scheduling & capital investment.

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Predictive Digital Twins for Asset Life Extension | Akselos’s top predictive power for digital twins 

Akselos provides a software called Akselos Integra ®, with distinctive features: 1) Reduced Basis Finite Element Analysis (FEA) algorithm, which allows simulation 1,000 times faster than FEA with the same accuracy; 2) Parameterized 3D models, where components can be reconfigured in seconds, based on different loading conditions in seconds; and 3) Cloud-based applications to run thousands of fast simulations with little in-house IT overhead.

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AssetBuilder | 3D visualisation software that efficiently creates digital twins of assets

Asset Builder is web-based 3D visualisation software that efficiently creates digital twins of assets. By using predesigned components that click together in an intuitive way, Asset Builder transforms 3D modelling into a quick and easy process.  Asset Builder eliminates the need for large CAD files to be transferred or downloaded.  

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3D Visualisation and Digital Twins | Using gaming technology

It is an immersive experience taking the user through a simulated preparation to perform a task. 3D Visualisation and Digital Twins help create virtual worlds connected to data to enhance understanding, communication and decision making. 3D visualisation can be utilised for: Training & Simulations, Animations & fly-throughs, Real-time and historical data visualisation, Data Access, and Maintenance Planning.

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Functional ‘Digital Twin’ Modelling | Verify design performance digitally

Significant specialist hydraulic expertise/input is required to produce “digital twin” models and performance simulations, to the accuracy requirements of troubleshooting and designing and engineering system modifications and optimisations for maximum operational reliability. The system functional schematic is produced, with its functional performance represented through operational simulation.

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e-Wind | Integrated platform for operation & maintenance in offshore wind energy

eBO Enterprises e-Wind collaborative software platform aimed specifically at Offshore Wind activities, increases the efficiency in marine and energy operations, maintenance and asset management. e-Wind plays a role in all phases, including construction, operation and maintenance: marine vessel coordination, asset management, QHSSE, energy data reporting, and inventory and windfarm management.

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AssetHive | Low risk digital transformation

AssetHive is an intelligent data hub that cleans your data using a three-step approach of data integration, data harmonisation and data consumption. AssetHive combines data from many different sources and harmonises only the data that is needed for further consumption. This process involves the linking of workflows to data which provides a basis for applying data science and analytics for improved decision making.

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Digital Logistics for Cargo Operations | Automated planning, mapping and tracking of your shipments, cargo and deck utilization

Digital Logistics uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically plan and track cargo movements between ports, vessels and offshore sites and platforms, including internal cargo movements. It automatically registers the exact locations of cargo on individual loading areas and vessel decks. Automated yard planning and location updates ensures maximum efficiency and operations.

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3D Laser Scanning and As-Built Modelling Digital Twin | Capture, model and manage as-built plant information

Applus+ RVIS offers 3D laser scanning and modeling services to produce a digital twin.The latest scanning technology is used to produce an intelligent 3D model according to clients’ requirements. We provide isometric 3D models and a database that is linked to a comprehensive asset integrity management system.

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Cosmo Tech Asset | Make the right investment for the right assets at the right time

Cosmo Tech Asset is a SaaS solution empowering asset managers to make strategic investment decisions for short, medium, and long term operations. Their Enterprise Digital Twin solution enables leaders to build, document, and justify asset related business plans using unprecedented predictive accuracy. They can also assess the value of investments and optimize the portfolio across the organization.

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APM Studio | Predictive Maintenance Software running on real-time data and analytic

UReason APM Studio improves your asset management, processes and maintenance by digitising your maintenance operations. Our APM software provides a variety of AI techniques and tools that help you to quickly set-up and train APM solutions. These solutions allow you to provide Condition Based Monitoring, Predictive Failure Models and Probabilistic Risk Models for your important assets.

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Optimisation with Digital Twin | Efficient operator training, process optimization, commissioning & startups

Simulation software Mimic Train enables training in a simulated digital world. Mimic Train offers employees the opportunity to follow training courses or to perform work that in essence replicates real life processes. With Mimic Field 3D rare and complex situations in the field can be simulated in an efficient manner and within a safe environment. 

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Dropboard | Empowering the planner

Systems Navigator has been implementing planning & scheduling solutions since 2003. In 2010, they started the development of their own (web-based) planning & scheduling platform, which was replaced in 2017 by its successor Dropboard.

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Cumulus | Digital transformation platform

Cumulus Projects reduce the barriers of digital transformation with Cumulus - a digital twin ecosystem for the connected worker of tomorrow: field technicians, engineers and managers. Cumulus brings together stranded, siloed data from all conceivable sources, from legacy enterprise systems to emergent deliverable files types and makes it easily accessible to all users at the right time.

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ANNEA - Predictive maintenance and underperformance detection | The next-generation predictive maintenance platform

ANNEA helps renewable energy companies to reduce operation & maintenance costs, optimize operations, and, therefore, make green energy more affordable. Connecting to the existing sensors, they create a digital twin of each machine to perform real-time failure prediction, underperformance detection, and its root causes.

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INES -Intelligent Network Solution | The SaaS tool to optimise Utilities and Gas transport and distribution networks with AI

DCbrain is a European AI B2B SaaS software vendor that supports network companies creating more value from their networks. Their software INES allows for smart high-volume data ingestion, the creation of a digital network twin to optimise distributed forecast and anomaly detection in complex Utilities networks.

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SentientSystem | Optimise the efficiency, behavior and lifespan of mission critical assets

Synengco’s decision-support toolkit, underpinned by their machine-learning software, SentientSystem™, enables superior management of asset performance through the optimisation of control systems, receipt of early warnings, performance of root cause analysis and fault detection.

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See the last two month's Technologies in the Spotlight:


JULY 2021 Technologies in the Spotlight

Drones on the Platform | Drone technology has been widely used for inspections of difficult to reach areas such as confined spaces and workplaces at height. Since this type of inspection poses risks to the workforce when done the traditional way (i.e. use of scaffolding), unmanned aerial vehicles or more commonly known as drones have become a popular safer, cost effective and more efficient alternative.

As such, for July’s Technologies in the Spotlight, we are featuring some of the drones we have on the platform.


JUNE 2021 Technologies in the Spotlight

Here we go again! I guess you have realised it by now… we aren’t running out of amazing technologies to show you! And for this month’s selection, there is no particular theme! Well, “cool technology” is a theme on its own, right?

So, here you go! Five cool technologies handpicked for the month of June!