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Shell opts for Kongsberg’s Digital twin tech


Shell opts for Kongsberg’s Digital twin tech

Kongsberg Digital has secured a five-year deal with Shell Global Solutions International aimed at digitalizing the latter’s global assets. Shell aims to achieve its goal through the use of Kongsberg’s digital twin technology.

Source: Rigzone

The contract, which was signed in December 2022, is an amendment to the framework agreement signed in 2020, with a committed multiple-asset deployment plan and further applications to enrich Shell’s industrial work surface and user experiences, Kongsberg said in a statement.

Since we began working together two years ago, Shell and Kongsberg Digital have developed a strong collaboration, enabling the digitalization of operations on a large scale - one which has enabled new and more sustainable ways of operating heavy assets for Shell’s global workforce.

Shane McArdle, CEO, Kongsberg Digital

McArdle added that with this new agreement in place, the company is solidifying its position as a global leading enabler of digitalizing the operations of the heavy asset industry.

This agreement enables us to continue to strengthen our digital twin capability and expand deployment to more assets globally. Wider digital twin adoption across our assets enables Shell to continue to accelerate our digital innovation journey driving efficiency improvements.

Owen O’Connell, Senior Vice President & CIO – Upstream and Projects & Technology, Shell

Kongsberg noted in its statement that its digital’s digital twin technology provides actionable insight and automated workflows for optimized operations and facility management. This enables better decision-making, based on actionable data to ensure safer, more cost-efficient, and sustainable operations, according to Kongsberg.

Already building on a strong relationship, Shell and Kongsberg Digital, have collaborated closely over the last four years on digitalizing assets in the energy sector, the statement reads.

By expanding the scope of this strong collaboration, both parties said they look forward to continuing the development of this industrial work surface to optimize operations and value creation.

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