Siemens and Aker Solutions collaborate to strengthen digitalisation

digital oilfieldThe collaboration aims to bring in domain expertise and sector-specific digital offerings in field development, asset performance and integrity. (Image source: IsleShire/Flickr)Siemens and Aker Solutions have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further develop digital offerings in engineering, operations and services

The collaboration focus on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle. In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help customers to reduce engineering and operational cost and enable improved decision making.

The agreement builds on a long-standing, successful relationship between both companies by combining individual strengths and promoting joint offerings.

Aker Solutions will bring in its domain expertise and sector-specific digital offerings in field development, asset performance and integrity, while Siemens will provide a wide range of digital offerings for the process industries - ranging from automation equipment to software applications for engineering and simulation.

Dean Watson, chief operating officer at Aker Solutions, said, “Within the energy industry, and beyond, digital twin solutions are providing increased insight which in turn enables better performance, maintenance and investment decisions. We look forward to working with a trusted partner like Siemens to further enhance these offerings.”

Eckard Eberle, CEO for process automation business unit at Siemens, added, “With this collaboration, we are combining Aker Solutions' strong knowledge in upstream oil and gas projects as well as its domain-specific digitalization offerings with Siemens' extensive knowledge in the field of electrification, automation and digitalisation.”

“Customers across a broad range of industries, including the oil and gas industry will benefit from an enhanced joint offering that will increase their productivity, efficiency and flexibility,” Eberle added.

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