Global visual asset management firm Cyberhawk has clinched a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with Shell.
Shell will use the Edinburgh-headquartered firm’s cloud-based iHawk visualisation software platform for all onshore, offshore and subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects.
The contract follows the integration of iHawk at a construction project valued at over $6bn in the US, where it is now being used by over 800 monthly users and has been rolled out at further sites in the UK, Central America and Africa.
Cyberhawk, which has been working with Shell since 2012, will support the supermajor’s digital transformation strategy, providing a central platform for all digital and visual data sources.
Following a recent “drone audit”, Shell authorised Cyberhawk to conduct drone-based inspections and surveys across all its facilities.
Cyberhawk said it was the first and only drone operator to be approved to work on all Shell sites globally.
Cyberhawk chief executive Chris Fleming said: “We are particularly proud of the collaborative relationship we have built with Shell which has seen us provide a software solution that can be quickly adopted and adapted for a variety of assets, across many sectors including construction, upstream, downstream or subsea.
“This contract is further validation of the strength of our iHawk software solution, which has already been deployed by a number of customers to transform the way they manage their critical energy infrastructure across multiple sectors including oil and gas, electrical utilities and renewables.
“This deal further establishes our ability to set the gold standard in terms of data collection and asset management solutions. “