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FPSO Digital Twin

Prime Mover Controls is a world leading manufacturer of Marine Propulsion Controls and

Integrated Machinery Alarm and Control Systems. Our products also include Engine Order

Telegraphs, Navigation Light Control Panels, and a variety of Marine Instruments. We have been designing and manufacturing high quality marine systems since 1968. Our proven and reliable products can be found in service on all types of vessels in challenging conditions throughout the world.

Prime Mover Controls Inc.

Vancouver, Canada

Akselos SA (Akselos) deployed a struc-

Tel: 604.433.4644 tural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main


FPSO, located 120km Southwest of the


Niger Delta in Nigeria. The structural

Digital Twin, which is based on Akselos’ patented RB-FEA technology, selected by

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production

Company (SNEPCo), Shell’s deepwater company in Nigeria and operator of the 225,000 oil barrel capacity FPSO. The

Bonga Main FPSO, which became opera- tional in 2004, has a capacity of 225,000 barrels per day and weighs more than 300,000 tonnes, making it the largest asset in the world to be protected by a structural

ASC is a marine software developer based in Vancouver, Canada. For over 35 years, ASC

Digital Twin.

has been producing top-notch software design solutions for naval architects and marine engineers around the world. ASC has also been providing world-class load planning systems and loading instruments to the marine shipping industry.


The line of CAD/CAM software is used for design through to construction of all vessel types.

Products include; Autoship (surface modeling), Autohydro (stability & strength calculations)

Torsionmeter and Autostructure (internal structural design).

Hillhouse Industrial & Marine, Inc’s


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