Port of Gdynia to put into operation Digital Twin technology

2022/08/09 at 4:57 PM

One more port will be put into operation in Poland. It is about the Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia, the first harbour of this kind in the Baltic region. The digital solution, which provides a wide range of geospatial information, will simplify the planning activities for the future development of the Polish port.

The Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia was developed by the consortium of HydroBIM, BIM Association, Skan 3D Szymon Bloch. It is a tailor-made digital platform with various types of data that will be implemented in the Polish harbour in the near future. The corresponding agreement was signed between the Port of Gdynia Authority and the mentioned partnership of companies.

The Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia, source: Port of Gdynia Authority

“The integrated digital information management platform is one of the many work related to the automation of business processes at the Port of Gdynia. The Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia will enable efficient planning, analysis, data centralisation, and the mobile application will provide remote access to data, which will facilitate and accelerate the implementation of tasks at the Port,” said Jacek Sadaj, President of the Board of the Port of Gdynia Authority.

Digital Twin features

The Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia was developed in accordance with the digital twin philosophy and using the BIM methodology. It is a digital mapped representation of current, historical and future port infrastructure resource configurations along with related information on their health and performance. The system enables the presentation of data in a flat or three-dimensional perspective and enables the integration of spatial data with existing digital documentation (digitised technical documents) for a single element, object or project (according to the general-to-detail principle).

Functions of the Digital Twin of the Port of Gdynia, source: Port of Gdynia Authority

The map of objects on the platform is connected with documentation, among others technical (taking into account various file formats) that can be linked from internal and external data sources that are necessary for the management and operation of the existing port infrastructure. Access to the platform enables the management of technical documentation throughout the entire life cycle of the facility, from the concept stage, through the design, implementation and operation and maintenance stages. The platform allows you to store the history of the facility, including projects combined with periodic inspections of the technical condition of the infrastructure, and digital reflection of the Construction Book.

Information management

CDE (Common Data Environment), i.e. the central data repository, which is the heart of information management, is responsible for information management. An image of the entire infrastructure and documentation in one place will allow taking “timely” measures to prevent failures, for instance, up-to-date and archival visualisation of the seabed at the wharves will help to detect the formation of shallows or trims.

The platform also uses cloud computing solutions (cloud computing – modern IT technology used to process and store data) and by using thanks to multi-level security, it provides information protection at the level of solutions used by banks.

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