Industry Experts Combine Know-how within Infrastructure Asset management sphere
Virtalis and Enzen have announced that they have formed a partnership to bring Virtual Reality (VR) technology to Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM) for utilities.
Dave Francis, Virtalis’ head of client delivery explained: “I am very excited by this opportunity. IAM is ripe for benefitting from VR, as IAM encompasses the management of the entire lifecycle, including the design, risk assessments, construction, commissioning, handover, operation, maintaining, repairing, modifying, and decommissioning of physical and infrastructure assets. Virtalis has already proved that VR delivers significant time and cost savings in all of these interrelated spheres.”
Virtalis is one of the world’s leading VR companies. Enzen Global is a leading Energy, Water and Environmental Solutions firm with a reputation as the ‘partner of choice’ for clients across many geographies UK, Australia, Europe and Central Asia.
Prof Mark Skilton, Head of Digital Strategy Center of Excellence, Enzen Global Limited, explained: “The ability to create a “Digital Twin” and harness that to a VR capability, so that it becomes an intelligent resource to foster superior decision making is something that many blue chips are now exploring. With the virtual model continually updated to mirror its real-world sibling, improvements in productivity of up to 80% are possible, owing to better collaboration and a deeper understanding of the information represented.”
Virtalis GeoVisionary and Visionary Render software take pre-existing CAD data, transform it into an immersive 3D VR environment and, by setting the data in its landscape, integrate it into the terrain. Pipes, cables, power stations or water treatment plants sited within their actual terrain can be experienced in 3D, in real-time at 1:1 scale, fully reviewed with the impact on the landscape assessed. Teams can then collaborate in this virtual world, improving communication, increasing understanding and diminishing project development times.