Shell and Akselos Sign 3-Year Agreement for Digital Twin Technology
The agreement will see Akselos become one of the global energy company’s verified suppliers for structural integrity assessments, forming part of Shell’s newly formed Digital Twin Platform.
Shell has signed a 3-year agreement with Akselos to use its structural digital twin technology. The agreement will see Akselos become one of the global energy company’s verified suppliers for structural integrity assessments, forming part of Shell’s newly formed Digital Twin Platform.
The agreement will support Shell’s international teams with the design, operation, and life extension of assets across oil and gas and wind portfolios.
“Shell’s technology organization has been working closely with Akselos since 2015,” said Yuri Sebregts, Shell’s chief technology officer. “I’m very pleased to see our joint efforts result in the deployment of Akselos’ structural digital twin on multiple of Shell’s assets, including the Bonga floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) in Nigeria. This newly signed agreement is a testament of the strength of our partnership.”
A structural digital twin is a physics-based model of an asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy. The model is updated with loading conditions and inspection data on a regular basis, providing the ability to conduct structural assessments based on the near real-time condition, from anywhere and at any time.
“We have deployed our structural digital twins on both a fixed and floating asset in Shell’s portfolio with excellent results,” said Thomas Leurent, chief executive officer of Akselos.
Earlier this year, Akselos, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, announced the deployment of a structural digital twin for Shell’s Bonga Main FPSO, 120 km Southwest of the Niger Delta.