Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment (eTWIN)


Blekinge tekniska högskola


Alessandro Bertoni



Purpose and goal

This pre-study will deliver the digital twin of the typical operations of a network of mining and quarry sites based on operational data collection, value and sustainability models, and simulations. This will allow engineers designing fully electrical and autonomous machines to quickly forecast, in an early stage of development, the economic and environmental impacts of new machines and systems configurations

Expected results and effects

The results of the project are expected to consistently reduce the development time and the time to market for cost-efficient autonomous solutions based on electromobility in the construction equipment, speeding up the shift to a fossil-free industry, while at the same time lowering the environmental impact and delivering a safer workspace by moving away workers from risky environments.

Planned approach and implementation

Here the list of the main deliverables planned in the project: Deliverable 1: Mapping of main economical and sustainability-related trend in construction equipment for the design of autonomous and electrical sites. Deliverable 2: Prototype 1 of the combination of discrete event and systems dynamics simulation to create the digital twin. Deliverable 7: Follow up plan to scale up the project Deliverable 8: Final project report: Description of the digital twin, its validation and full plan for further development