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Kongsberg Signs Agreement With Shell To Digitalize Global Assets

Five-year agreement expands relationship to create digital twins.

Source: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Digital has entered a 5-year agreement with the energy company Shell Global Solutions International to digitalize its global assets using Kongsberg Digital’s digital twin technology.

“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 Digital.

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.

“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,” said Owen O’Connell, senior vice President and chief information officer for upstream and projects and technology at Shell.