For us, digitalisation is both the adoption of new technologies in our projects and partnerships, and the development of new, technology-enabled solutions and services for our clients. It allows us to work more closely with our clients and partners to deliver value in design, asset management and operations.
Digitalisation brings a number of key advantages in the smart ports sector:
Collaborative BIM ways of working and new tools such as automation and digital twinning enable us to test ideas and typical scenarios in a virtual environment. This helps us address client queries and concerns early in the design phase and enables confident decisions to be made more quickly. Such collaboration both accelerates the design process and drives major savings in construction, asset management and operations: challenges or unexpected environmental factors are identified much sooner, long before construction begins.
A central part of our expertise is in translating complex information in a coherent and engaging way. Technology tools such as virtual and augmented reality (and others), are enormously valuable in this area, enabling us to convey scenarios and solutions visually, creating common understanding across client, supply chain and stakeholders.
Technology today enables more creative thinking, by automating time-consuming and repetitive tasks. By performing calculations and making adjustments automatically within virtual models, digital tools free up our engineers and consultants to focus on value, innovation and problem solving.
In 2018 Royal HaskoningDHV acquired data science specialist Ynformed and took a major stake in data specialist HAL24k. Deeper collaboration with these organisations over many projects is bringing increasing benefits.
Our joint expertise brings unrivalled insights for smart ports, by using the ports’ own data and combining it with other sources of information. The approach applies data analytics to virtual design models to make reliable predictions about operational outcomes and performance. Again, for port clients this can drive significant efficiency gains, and create confidence in future investment decision making.
Our approach to Smart Ports, coupled with our deep expertise and application of new digital technology enables informed client decisions. Clear information at the right time leads to the best outcomes in port design, asset management and operations. Speak to our team today to understand how digital tools can add value to projects.