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Siemens partners with Mevea to Deliver State-of-the-Art Digital Twin-based Training Capabilities to the Port and Terminal Sector

Lappeenranta, Finland, December 12, 2018 – Mevea Ltd., the physics-based, real-time simulation software provider to the global crane and machinery industries, has announced today that it is working together with Siemens to create Digital Twins that deliver Training and Product Development capabilities to Siemens Cranes. The integration of Mevea’s simulation software with Siemens SIMOCRANE technology platform enables highly accurate Digital Twins of maritime cranes in a port environment.

Mevea was selected based on both the accuracy of its real-time simulation software and the ability to seamlessly integrate with Siemens SIMOCRANE technology platform, producing Digital Twins capable of simulating the behaviour and use of real cranes. Mevea’s simulation approach, combined with an extensive set of training exercises, creates a professional learning experience that equips operators with the skills for safe and productive crane operations and helps them master the advanced capabilities of Siemens SIMOCRANE technology platform. Initially, the partnership includes Digital Twins of Ship-to-Shore (STS), Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) and Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes.

Siemens and Mevea representatives

Pictured (left to right): Mahadevan Balasubramaniam (Siemens), Dr. Christian Koegl (Senior Vice President of Siemens AG, CEO of Siemens Cranes), Tero Eskola (Mevea), Raimo Nikkila (Mevea), Benjamin Jeffries (Siemens)

 

“The integration of Mevea’s physics-based simulation technology with our SIMOCRANE technology platform means that we can offer our customers a realistic, flexible and cost-effective training experience”, said Dr. Christian Koegl, Senior Vice President of Siemens AG, CEO of Siemens Cranes. Tero Eskola, Managing Director at Mevea added: “We are excited to work together with Siemens in the crane industry. By combining Siemens’ world-class crane knowledge and control system with Mevea’s physics-based simulation software we are able to provide a Digital Twin solution that will boost innovation and increase efficiency in the Port and Terminal sector”.

 


 

Siemens is in the cranes business since 1891. During the last decades over 5,500 container cranes worldwide have been equipped with Siemens drive and control technology. As one of the world‘s leading automation suppliers, Siemens provides an integrated, comprehensive portfolio for all solutions created for the cranes intelligence.

Mevea is a Finnish high-tech company specialized in software solutions enabling Digital Twins which can be used throughout the product lifecycle. Mevea’s physics-based simulation methodology is the result of 15+ years of scientific research, resulting in highly accurate results that closely track real-life machine behaviour. Mevea’s solutions are installed at over 70 customers across industries globally.