Eserv secures 6-figure grant from Net Zero Technology Centre to revolutionise subsea data communication

Jeff Hailey and Blair O’Connor

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ABERDEEN-headquartered, digital twin technology specialists, Eserv, has secured a 6-figure funding grant from the Net Zero Technology Centre to develop a multi-resolution, multi-format asset integrity visualisation system for the subsea energy sector.

The 12-month R&D project will see Eserv building a prototype technology platform that can accept varying formats of subsea data – which can normally only be accessed by individual proprietary systems – and present it in one user-friendly location. This centralised dataset can then be shared by the asset owners as required, making the data more accessible and collaboration easier than ever before.

As a leading software-as-a-solution provider, Eserv supports operators to change how they design, build and maintain complex industrial plants through the application of a contextualised digital twin. Following a rigorous selection process, the Net Zero Technology Centre selected Eserv as the optimal candidate to develop, create and commercialise this type of digital technology solution.

Jeff Hailey, Product and Development Manager at Eserv, said:

”For years valuable subsea information such as videogrammetry, photogrammetry, lidar and sonar data has been siloed within service providers servers, hard drives, and proprietary systems with very little ability for the operator or data owner to easily access, share and collaborate.”

“With the support from Net Zero Technology Centre we are building a secure and data neutral subsea data application that will enable operators to take full control and visibility of their information, provide end users with 3d digital twin insights and transform the information flow to an automated and on-demand approach, removing difficult technical and commercial transactions between competing vendors and systems.”

Blair O’ Connor, Project Manager from Net Zero Technology Centre added:

“Net Zero Technology Centre is delighted to be supporting Eserv with this project that will make subsea data more accessible and useful than ever before. The development will enable operators to take full control over their subsea data collection and make sense of the information to empower employees and associated service providers to collaborate in a more efficient way to streamline decisions, reduce costs and ultimately reduce CO2 emissions through the reduction of offshore deployment of vessels, ROVs, divers and helicopter flights for topside deployed inspection personnel.”

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