Aker Solutions has established a long-term collaboration with software company Cognite to accelerate the development of digital solutions that are expected to drive major efficiencies through the entire life of an energy asset, including offshore wind projects.
According to Aker, the collaboration will lay the foundation for enhanced management of data across the life of an energy asset, which includes how the company does early designs, performs diagnostics and maintenance and manages the data received from equipment.
Aker will use Cognite’s industrial data platform to collect and analyze large volumes of data from offshore energy installations, providing solutions that will enable customers to make informed decisions about an energy asset at any stage of its lifetime, the company said, adding that this will reduce costs, lower risks and improve performance.
Cognite’s platform aggregates and structures vast amounts of data from all types of industrial systems ranging from real-time sensors to equipment hierarchies, maintenance logs, process diagrams and three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) models, Aker said.
“Capturing and organizing large volumes of complex industrial data is crucial to realizing the full potential of digital technologies,” said Astrid Onsum, Chief Digital Officer at Aker Solutions.
“Cognite’s data platform will enable us more rapidly to provide even better products and services for our customers.”
Aker Solutions also recently formed Software House, an internal initiative that will build on the company’s existing technology to develop new software products for energy assets.