Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Digital to utilise applications for wind asset management.
Natural Power, which currently manages 5 GW of renewable energy capacity across Europe and the US. has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Digital to use applications for wind asset management, hosted on KONGSBERG's digital ecosystem Kognifai. The agreement between Natural Power and Kongsberg Digital entails capture and storage of data from assets as well as performance, reporting and analytics services.
"Digitilisation offers some attractive solutions for wind asset operators looking to make renewable energy even more efficient," says Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital. "Using our wind asset management applications, Natural Power will be able to predict maintenance needs, standardise reporting and optimise operations. This lowers costs and increases the general viability of wind as an energy source."
The integrated solution will support more efficient work processes. Natural Power will receive all data and functionality in one system, with a significantly simplified reporting process as one of the benefits. Kongsberg applications will provide access to proven tools including advanced analytics to optimise performance and reduce operational cost for the assets.
Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics, said: "The Kongsberg digital platform is a key component in our digital strategy providing the foundation for our advanced performance engineering program. This platform will allow us to continue to deliver a high-quality service whilst providing opportunities to further innovate."
Callum McLean, Head of Innovation and Data at Natural Power, added: "We were attracted by Kongsberg's proactive and collaborative approach, and we are well matched in terms of our appetite for digital innovation within the renewable energy sector."
About Kongsberg Digital
Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. The company consists of more than 500 software experts with leading competence within the internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations. Kongsberg Digital is the group-wide center of digital expertise for KONGSBERG. www.kongsberg.com/renewables
About Natural Power
Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy that employs 360 staff globally. The company offers proactive and integrated consultancy, management and due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, renewable heat, solar pv and hydro sectors, whilst maintaining a strong outlook on other new and emerging renewable energy sectors.