Kongsberg Digital, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, and Shell Marine signed an MoU during SMM Hamburg to work together on new ways to accelerate decarbonisation initiatives and assist the energy transition in the maritime industry.
The MoU will see the companies develop joint solutions, enhancing their service portfolios, and identifying pilot projects to test their combined capabilities.
“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. KDI 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,” said Anders Bryhni, VP digital ocean applications in Kongsberg Digital.
The new partnership will see KDI bring its digital data infrastructure solutions, applications and open ecosystems together with Shell’s portfolio of technical and digital services, which improve performance and reduce running and maintenance costs for its marine customers.
“Partnerships and technical services play a key role in shipping decarbonisation given the scale of the challenge ahead. Shell and Kongsberg have long worked closely to optimise vessel efficiency and operations, and I am pleased that this MoU further underscores this collaboration,” said Marcus Schaerer, general manager services & technical Shell Marine.
The MoU strengthens a longstanding partnership between KDI and Shell in the energy sector. KDI provides Shell with its digital twin Kognitwin on several Shell assets, including the Nyhamna Gas facility in Norway.