Schneider Electric and AVEVA Collaborate with Shell to Expedite Net-Zero Transition

Published on: 29 September 2022
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Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, and Shell, a global energy and petrochemicals company, have formed a global strategic alliance to support the transition to net-zero agendas in their respective industries and beyond.

The companies will explore opportunities to co-develop comprehensive end-to-end energy solutions to drive the decarbonisation of their clients in industries such as cement that are difficult to reduce.

Energy-intensive and heavy industry companies need credible partners and solutions that can minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve the efficacy of their operating processes, and increase energy efficiency, security, resilience, availability, and reliability. 

The collaboration agreement between Schneider Electric, AVEVA, and Shell provides customers with an expanded suite of integrated solutions with a higher range, scale, and scope than any of the companies could provide individually.

Their complementary consultative, technical, digital, and energy-specific capabilities will have an immediate impact on businesses, ranging from high-level process modelling, simulation, and advising to site-specific decarbonisation solutions.

The newly formed collaboration, which will first focus on the cement sector, promises to lower emissions by up to 15% for clients in a typical deployment. The strategy will centre on making the transition to renewable energy sources more efficient. More precise process analytics, improvements to dynamic tactical simulation, and digital integration for furnace and mill grinding process improvements will all lead to resource savings.

AVEVA and Schneider Electric will bring integrated digital engineering, operational process, and energy optimisation solutions, as well as extensive sustainability experience. 

These capabilities will aid in the design, building, and more efficient operation of facilities that are becoming more carbon neutral. They will also contribute to the development of production strategies that optimise the value chain and reduce GHG emissions.

Shell contributes end-to-end sustainable energy supply solutions, worldwide project engineering capabilities, major renewable energy generating and asset portfolio, and a wide range of sectoral sustainability solutions to the partnership.

Harry Brekelmans, projects & technology director at Shell, said: 

“Our companies have strong ambitions to achieve net zero emissions. This partnership represents another significant step forward. Shell, AVEVA and Schneider Electric intend to explore potential opportunities across digital solutions, technology, sustainability consulting, and energy supply capabilities to develop end-to-end integrated energy solutions to decarbonise our own businesses and wider sectors."

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric, said:

“Partnerships are vital for decarbonisation. They provide benefits to all parties and accelerate the global energy transition. The combined capabilities and expertise of Shell, AVEVA, and Schneider Electric will result in innovative sustainability solutions critical to the journey to net-zero.”

Peter Herweck, CEO, AVEVA, said: 

"We are pleased once again to extend our relationship with Shell. We have already seen the benefits in terms of safety, reliability, and efficiency with many previous successful engagements, and we will continue to deliver our vision of responsible use of the world’s resources.”

Source: Schneider

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