Storengy and Samp transform storage site management

As renovation work begins on several Storengy sites, the European leader in underground natural gas storage has announced that it is rolling out digital twins on six of its sites.

Deployed in partnership with Samp, the digital twin applied to gas storage represents a virtual replica of each site obtained through 3D scans and makes it possible to optimise engineering, operation and maintenance.

For the first time in Europe, gas storage sites have been captured with 3D laser scans and photos by terrestrial scanners and drones to provide a highly accurate representation of the reality on the ground. This novel approach was made possible by the partnership between Storengy and the French company Samp. Once processed using artificial intelligence, approximately 12,000 equipment items surveyed on a storage site were identified and connected to technical diagrams. This allows any discrepancy between the site and engineering drawings to be identified, as well as simpler access to all existing IT systems via a virtual 3D replica, which is continuously checked.

By “bringing a storage site within reach of the screen,” Storengy plans, optimises and secures any on-site activity. In addition to reducing the number of on-site visits and risk exposure by teams, the digital twin offers significant benefits for the onboarding of new employees and contractors, as well as for the preparation of engineering studies and revamping projects, remote expertise, and the preparation of HAZOP studies.

The deployment programme is already underway, with the Beynes site rolled out since the beginning of 2023; the Cerville , Saint-Illiers-la-Ville and Céré-la-Ronde sites were 3D scanned with roll outs planned this summer; the Etrez and Chémery sites are targeted for deployment of the digital twin by the end of 2023.

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Scanning Services

Extend the reach of your scanning services by delivering your scanning campaigns on a purely web-based portal, designed from the ground up for the industry. Leverage your surveying and topographic expertise to consolidate valuable field data into a single viewer: maps, aerial and drone orthophotos, laser scans, photogrammetry or videogrammetry, and georadar can now be securely viewed, updated and shared in one place.

Engineering services, EPC

Upscale the value of your engineering services offering by delivering digital twin as a service, powered by your qualified staff. Improve customer retention with longer-term contracts that ensure continuous synchronization of technical documentation with the as-built facility. Accelerate or automate the production of technical deliverables when working on brownfield projects with little or no existing input information.

CONTRACT OPERATORS

When preparing a quote for operating a facility on behalf of the owner, be sure to maximize that short window of time by taking advantage of as much technical information as possible. Turn your initial site visit into a unique opportunity to capture the current condition of the facility. Make a bid that will beat the competition with an already operational digital twin, while giving you increased confidence in your future service contract margins.

OWNER OPERATORS

Whether you manage a single plant or a fleet of sites, whether your facilities are on-shore or off-shore, we can help you build and maintain a twin within days. Major milestones in a plant’s lifecycle, such as handover from EPC to operator, change of ownership, revamping or decommissioning, provide an opportunity to implement a safer and more efficient way of working with your extended teams, regardless of the quality of your technical data.