A digital twin for lift planning with offshore heave compensated cranes

Geir Arne Moslatt*, Damiano Padovani, Michael Rygaard Hansen

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This paper presents a state-of-the-art digital twin of a hydraulic actuated winch that is used for heave compensation in offshore applications. The digital twin is used as part of a larger simulation model that involves all necessary components to perform lift planning and, subsequently, determine the corresponding weather window. The winch simulation model is described and verified by means of full-scale measurements. In addition, a set of acceptance criteria are presented that should be used whenever verifying digital twins of heave compensating winches that are to be used for lift planning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031402
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Computational mechanics and design
  • Digital twin
  • Offshore safety and reliability
  • Offshore structures and ships in ice
  • Subsea technology


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