Innovation and continuous improvement have always been at the core of our product development and operations. However, digital technologies such as industrial Internet of Things and Machine Learning/A.I., allow for a step change, to fundamentally transform the way that we work and deliver our products and services. The rapid pace of technological advancement creates a paradigm shift, giving us unprecedented leverage and opportunity when shaping our common zero-emission future.
"Aker Solutions has a history of incredible engineering accomplishments. We were pioneers, building drilling rigs like the iconic 'Ocean Viking' used to discover Norway's first oil and more recently, the first of its kind subsea gas compression, 200 km from shore. Being at the forefront of digital transformation enables us to use our engineering and construction expertise, project execution best practice and cutting-edge deep-water technologies to create more impact towards sustainable energy production and a zero-emissions future, says Nada Ahmed, Vice President Transformation, Aker Solutions.
Together with our customer alliances and partners, we are using our strong position within Oil and Gas, Renewables and Carbon Capture and Storage to test, experiment and learn. We explore how increased connectivity, sophisticated sensors, edge computing and advanced analytics can be combined with physical and 3-D models to produce Digital Twins that revolutionize the industrial experience. We challenge ourselves to think different, to work different, and ultimately reimagine a more robust and sustainable future.
As we ramp up and invest heavily in digitalization, we estimate a reduction in engineering and fabrication manhours by up to 20% in the next two years alone. This will allow us to provide even more cost competitive low carbon energy solutions to the global industry and will be key to our growth within the renewable markets.
Being at the forefront of digital transformation enables us to use our engineering and construction expertise, project execution best practice and cutting-edge deep-water technologies to create more impact towards sustainable energy production and a zero-emissions future.
Nada Ahmed, Vice President Transformation, Aker Solutions
Every day, production, delivery and maintenance Is being reimagined and optimized by our engineers. The possibility to 3D-print spare parts on-site and on-demand saves significant time and replaces large physical inventory with a digital warehouse. Analysis of historical, present and simulated datasets helps us uncover, understand and solve bottlenecks we didn’t even know existed.
In a recent customer project, condition monitoring analytics allowed us to identify the root cause of a hydraulic pressure issue on a large subsea field west of Shetland. The real-time data streams supported an 80% reduction in required vessel and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) time. This represents a potential saving of millions of NOK, because the search area was narrowed down from 26 structures to six.
Aker Solutions encapsulates nearly 200 years of experience and knowledge of solving complex problems. Taking the lead in digital solutions puts us in a unique position to shape the future to create not only sustainable energy production – but also profitable business and jobs for the future.
It is time for a transformation and Aker Solutions is ready to lead it.