Robert Jones, from ScottishPower Renewables, and Ursula Smolka, from Ramboll, take part in a virtual webinar the 19th of November to get insights from companies successfully changing their decision-making with True Digital Twins

In order to meet the demand for increased sustainability, safety and reliability, offshore structure owners must change the way in which they maintain their assets. In this task, the digitalisation of the sector can be helpful and provide a large of opportunities. This requires a crucial transformation that starts with the ambition to be truly data-driven in the decision making.

This is an issue that really concerns ROMEO Project and it is totally in line with the initiative’s main goals related to the offshore wind industry. That is why, two of the project’s consortium partners (ScottishPower Renewables and Ramboll) will take part the 19th of November in a virtual webinar focused on this aspect and, specifically, on how True Digital Twin technology can be a game changer when operators get previously unrevealed insights on the current performance and condition of their assets.

The online event, scheduled for the 15:00-15:45 timetable, will serve to show companies that are successfully changing their decision-making with True Digital Twins. Among the speakers will appear Robert Jones, Lead Asset Performance Analysis Engineer from ScottishPower Renewables (part of Iberdrola Renewables), and Ursula Smolka, Offshore Wind New Services from Ramboll. Roy Rusaa, Chief Digital Officer from Petoro, will be another of the participants of this webinar.

According to Robert Jones, with artificial intelligence technologies such as digital twinning and anomaly detection/classification becoming more mature; these technologies become less of an innovation challenge and closer to core business operations. On the other hand, Ursula Smolka explains that digital twinning is about establishing a digital replica of a physical asset using deep engineering domain knowledge.

ROMEO Project is an initiative backed by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme that is testing is technological advances for the improvement of the offshore wind industry. The project’s consortium is formed by several European partners: Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa, RAMBOLL, IBM Research – Zurich, INDRA, BACHMANN Monitoring, LAULAGUN Bearings, UPTIME Engineering, University of Strathclyde and ZABALA Innovation Consulting.