ABS, GE teaming up on digital twin tech for offshore rigs

ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has teamed up with GE collaborating on digital twin offshore rig deployment for equipment health monitoring and prediction.

ABS has said it has awarded GE a Service Provider recognition for GE’s Marine Solutions’ SeaStream Insight—a data analytics-informed solution that provides health and performance monitoring of rig equipment via a digital twin—enabling condition-based maintenance on ABS classed rigs, within an ABS Preventative Maintenance Program.

ABS worked with GE to verify and validate its capabilities on several equipment types, ABS said. The initial program covers six equipment types; Thruster Electrical and Mechanical Drive Train; Rig Jacking System; Power Generation Engines and Generator Sets; Topdrives; Mud Pumps; and Drawworks.

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