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The countdown is on for ships to install ballast water management systems (BWMSs) to reduce their environmental impact. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a deadline of September 8, 2024 for ships to comply with
performance standards to protect local ecosystems from invasive species carried in ships’ ballast water.



Babcock Partners with InnovMarine to Deliver Interactive Access to 3-D Digital Twins, Enabling Asset Owners to Make Better Informed Decisions

June 1, 2022 – Babcock Canada is delighted to partner with InnovMarine Inc. to support the development of TwinViewTM, an application included within Babcock’s iSupport360™ digital asset management suite of tools. TwinViewTM will further enable iSupport360™ users to make more informed decisions and better manage their assets by allowing users to replace 2D drawings with smart 3D models, providing the ability to visualize an entire assembly process in 3D.

About iSupport360™ and TwinViewTM

iSupport360™ is Babcock’s approach to digital asset management that supports complete lifecycle management of complex marine, aviation, and nuclear energy assets. iSupport360™ enables an asset owner or manager to optimize the performance of physical assets, augmenting Babcock’s trusted approach with cutting edge digital technology. The iSupport360™ toolset is highly adaptable and is underpinned by a common architecture that combines a blend of off-the-shelf and Babcock-developed tools. With the support of leading-edge technology companies, like InnovMarine, the toolset can be further customized to meet clients’ needs.

TwinViewTM is an interactive assessment tool that provides specialist teams with a 3D digital-twin view of critical assets, such as naval vessels. Users are able to collect, view, and analyze the condition of their assets using 3D special visualization to monitor corrosion and other possible defects from their mobile devices. The application includes a touchscreen reporting tool to enter survey data and upload photo scans, indicating the exact location being inspected, in real-time, directly from the maintenance facility.

The partnership between Babcock and InnovMarine to develop cutting edge applications such as TwinView™,is an important step in preparing our organizations to support Canada’s digital navy.

This indirect investment is helping Babcock Canada meet its IRB obligations to Canada on the Victoria-Class In-Service Support Contract. The IRB Policy helps create jobs and foster economic growth by requiring the company to undertake high value-added business activities and investments in Canada equal to the value of their contract.

Babcock is delighted to be partnering with InnovMarine to support the development of TwinView™, which is an innovative tool that will further enable iSupport360™ users to make more informed decisions and better manage their critical assets.

Abhinav Chakraborty, Head of Technology & Innovation, Babcock Canada.

We are excited to collaborate with Babcock on the integration of the SmartShape™ app with TwinView™, making it an ideal lifecycle management tool for asset owners, including the Royal Canadian Navy.

Pierre-Charles Drapeau, President of InnovMarine

About InnovMarine

Founded in 2014, InnovMarine is a trusted provider of partner-developed software solutions and consulting services that support the marine industry’s business transformation to digital shipbuilding and sustainment. InnovMarine also offers clients consulting services for process improvement that boosts productivity and operational efficiency. InnovMarine is the authorized Canadian reseller for ShipConstructor, EnterprisePlatform, Autodesk, ExpressMarine, and CADLearning. In North America, they are the authorized resellers for CMPIC, SmartShape, and Rhino. Learn more at


Prioritizing efficiency, ExpressMarine allows the use of parametric and non-parametric elements in the same model, thus minimizing the disadvantages of the fully parametric approach, where modelling time is wasted on thorough definitions of certain parameters which may never be used later. For this new ExpressMarine release, below are some of the Enhancement/fixes compared to the previous versions.

Force Full Model Update

‘Force full model update’ no longer creates geometry in nodes not previously ‘Applied’ by user.

Update model

Objects in need of update marked in tree. This can also allow the user to update a specific block without updating the entire model.

Search Function

Keeping in mind our goal of increasing productivity, the search function allow the user to quickly find an item without having to search in the tree.