Shell, Kongsberg ink 5-year digitalization deal
Kongsberg Digital has entered a five-year agreement with Shell Global Solutions International to digitalize its global assets using Kongsberg’s digital twin technology. The contract, which was signed in December, 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.
“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,” said Shane McArdle, CEO at Kongsberg. “With this new agreement in place, we are confirming our position as a global leading enabler of digitalizing the operations of the heavy asset industry.”
Owen O’Connell, Senior Vice President & CIO – Upstream and Projects & Technology at Shell, said: “I am delighted that Shell and Kongsberg have agreed a deal to extend our collaboration. 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.”
Kongsberg’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.