Shell Marine has signed an MoU with Kongsberg Digital to work together on decarbonisation initiatives and assist the energy transition in the maritime industry.
The two firms will collaborate to jointly develop new systems and identify pilot projects to test their combined capabilities, incorporating Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure and applications as well as Shell’s portfolio of technical and digital services.
“The energy transition for the maritime sector will involve new types of fuel, new technology and new ways of working, as the industry pushes towards decarbonisation,” said Anders Bryhni, VP Digital Ocean Applications at Kongsberg Digital.
“(Kongsberg Digital) and Shell both see the urgent need to support their maritime customers through the energy transition. In the short run, the marine industry needs to operate vessels in a more efficient manner through increased uptime and reliability, while ensuring environmental compliance.”
The MoU builds on an existing partnership between Kongsberg Digital and Shell in the energy sector, with Kongsberg’s digital twin Kognitwin deployed on several Shell assets, including the Nyhamna Gas facility in Norway.