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Shell pens data contract with AVEVA

Damien McDade

AVEVA has agreed to help accelerate Shell global digital transformation strategy by deploying the company’s cloud software solutions.

As part of the partnership, AVEVA will provide Shell with its engineering data warehouse technology, a key building block of the digital twin.

This will enable a common digital thread across engineering, operations and maintenance, as well as the ability to securely deliver information in contact from a single source to decision makers across the functions.

The engineering data warehouse will enable Shell through its digital twin to drive asset reliability, enhance efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime, and also provide actionable insights from the site operator to the asset leadership team.

AVEVA head of pacific Damien McDade (pictured) said the company’s solution supported Shell’s ambition to empower staff across its manufacturing sites and to keep frontline industrial workers safe while ensuring business continuity and operational resilience.

“Empowering workers requires access to all the information as today’s new normal entails remote access to monitor, manage and optimise production facilities,” McDade said.

“We are already witnessing the benefits of our strategic collaboration with AVEVA through our fully aligned vision for digital transformation. This has enabled us to conduct operations remotely as well as seamlessly access the necessary applications to provide the insight, guidance and tools to ensure safe, effective and consistent work output, specific to each role.”

In addition, the engineering data warehouse also brings together engineering information across the lifecycle of the asset, supported by applications that enable visualisation, analysis, prediction and guidance.