Kongsberg and Shell to Digitalize Nyhamna Facility

Kongsberg Digital has signed an agreement with Norske Shell to digitalize the Nyhamna facility, a gas processing and export hub for Ormen Lange and other fields connected to the Polarled pipeline.

Norske Shell is entering the partnership as operator of Ormen Lange and on behalf of Gassco as the operator of Nyhamna.

The value of the contract scope, with a fully realized dynamic digital twin, is approximately NOK 100 million – with agile and iterative deliverables starting from Q4 2019.

Kongsberg will utilize Kognifai Dynamic Digital Twin to establish a dynamic virtual representation of the gas plant and its behavior – continuously updated with integrated information reflecting the status of the facility in real time.

Shell will be equipped with the ability to simulate scenarios and uncover new options for optimization of its real-life counterpart.

We are proud to partner with Shell and support their strategy as a leading international energy company. Our dynamic digital twin technology is cutting edge and will be the foundation for significant transformation within the energy industry in the years to come, through supporting smarter and more efficient ways of designing, engineering and operating assets,” said Geir Håøy, CEO of Kongsberg.

With the implementation of the dynamic digital twin we believe Nyhamna will be at the forefront of digitalization in the oil and gas business, which is exciting to Shell and our partners at Nyhamna. Shell’s digital strategy is value driven, predicated on finding new and better solutions to drive improved business outcomes. With the digital twin we expect new insights that we can leverage to further improve the productivity, reliability and performance of the gas facility,” said Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, managing director of Norske Shell.

The partnership between Shell and Kongsberg to develop a dynamic digital twin of the Nyhamna facility will be based on an open and collaborative business model, thus entailing opportunities for future collaboration and deployment of dynamic digital twin technology at other assets.

The Kognifai Dynamic Digital Twin is an open ecosystem designed to utilize a variety of applications to increase efficiency and optimize production for assets,” added Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital. “We are proud to work with Shell on their digital frontrunner Nyhamna. We are looking forward to an exciting collaboration in the coming years.”

The first stage of the delivery is set for fall 2019.

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